Panasonic Mobile Selects Tensilica Xtensa LX2 Customizable Processor

Tensilica,® Inc. announced that Panasonic Mobile Communications Co. Ltd. (President: Osamu Waki), located in Tsuzuki-ku, Yokohama, Japan, (Panasonic Mobile) has licensed the Xtensa® LX2 customizable processor core for a baseband processor integrated circuit for mobile phones. Now Panasonic Mobile will develop several different configurations of the Xtensa processor.

“We are pleased that Xtensa Processor cores have been selected by Panasonic Mobile, a leading Japanese mobile phone manufacturer,” stated Jack Guedj, Tensilica’s CEO. “With the Xtensa LX2 processor core, Panasonic Mobile can innovate more quickly while reducing design risks. Our Xtensa products are a good match for baseband DSP applications as they can be optimized to achieve unparalleled levels of speed, low power and high performance.”

Customizable Processors Ideal for High-Speed Baseband DSP Designs
Tensilica’s Xtensa customizable processors are widely employed by companies such as Panasonic for baseband DSP tasks because they can be optimized with specialized instructions that speed the processing of high-speed, real-time data streams.

About Panasonic Mobile Communications
Panasonic Mobile Communications Co., Ltd., whose headquarters is based in Yokohama, Japan, is a leading company in the development and manufacture of mobile communications products. As one of the main business domains for Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd., best known for its Panasonic brand digital electronics, Panasonic Mobile has been developing cutting edge technologies since its establishment in 1958, including the world’s first 3G video handset for the Japanese market in 2001. Panasonic Mobile is committed to providing added-value solutions to end-users through its mobile communication products.

About Tensilica
Tensilica, Inc., is the recognized leader in customizable data-plane processors. Data-plane Processor Units (DPUs) consist of performance intensive DSP (audio, video, imaging, and baseband signal processing) and embedded RISC processing functions (security, networking, and deeply embedded control). The automated design tools behind all of Tensilica’s application specific processor cores enable rapid customization to meet specific data-plane performance targets. Tensilica’s DSPs and processors power top tier semiconductor companies, innovative start-ups, and system OEMs for high-volume products including mobile phones, consumer electronics devices (including portable media players, digital TV, and broadband set top boxes), computers, and storage, networking and communications equipment.

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