Tensilica Ports RealAudio 8, 9, 10 Decoders to HiFi 2 Audio DSP

Tensilica,® Inc. announced that it has it has ported the RealAudio 8, 9, and 10 decoders from digital entertainment services company RealNetworks®, Inc. (RNWK) to the HiFi 2 Audio DSP, the industry’s leading licensable audio DSP. RealAudio utilizes advanced audio compression techniques to allow users to achieve high quality sound in a wide bandwidth range, and is the preferred media format for many users of cellular phones, portable media players, and mobile Internet devices.

With over 50 popular voice and audio decoders and encoders already ported to it, Tensilica’s HiFi 2 Audio Engine is the most popular processor core optimized specifically for audio, with design wins at 5 of the top 10 semiconductor companies. It has been designed into millions of cellular phones as well as consumer audio equipment.

“RealAudio content is widely available on the Internet and through music services such as Rhapsody. We added the RealAudio decoders to our software library to meet the demands of our customers serving the mobile and home entertainment markets,” stated Larry Przywara, Tensilica’s director of mobile multimedia.

Availability
The RealAudio decoder is available now.

About Tensilica
Tensilica, Inc., is the recognized leader in customizable dataplane processors. Dataplane 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.

Tensilica and Xtensa are registered trademarks belonging to Tensilica Inc.