Tata Elxsi DSP Library Supports Tensilica ConnX D2 DSP Engine

Tensilica®, Inc. announced that it has tested optimized C source code from Tata Elxsi’s extensive DSP (digital signal processing) software library and the existing code — including code optimized with industry standard C intrinsics — ran flawlessly on Tensilica’s new ConnX D2 DSP engine (announced August 24, 2009). This means that designers can rely on Tata Elxsi’s proven software services to quickly get new ConnX D2-based SOCs (system on chips) designed into innovative new products.

“We feel many designers will be attracted to Tensilica’s new ConnX D2 DSP because it is faster and smaller in size, plus the outstanding programming environment and compiler suite means that standard C code compiles efficiently. Even existing code utilizing C and platform specific intrinsics for other leading architectures compiles and runs efficiently with no need for additional modification in the code structure,” stated Nitin Pai, vice president of marketing, Tata Elxsi.

“Designers looking for ready-made software solutions to run on the ConnX D2 DSP engine can turn to Tata Elxsi,” stated Mahesh Venkatraman, Tensilica’s vice president of marketing, vertical segments. “Tata Elxsi is well respected in our industry as providing high quality software and services for a wide range of systems and markets, including many of the new and technically demanding wireless standards.”

Tata Elxsi offers wireless expertise and services in cellular broadband wireless in areas including WiMAX, CDMA, xG PHS, HSPA and LTE. Tata Elxsi also offers end-to-end product design and support services, as well as reference designs for these increasingly important wireless standards.

Tata Elxsi has been a Tensilica software partner for over five years. Tata Elxsi leverages its Xtensa processor architecture knowledge and expertise to offer complete SOC design flow services, from specification up to GDSII. In addition, Tata Elxsi is an authorized design center for Tensilica’s audio and video multimedia customers.

About Tata Elxsi
Tata Elxsi Limited, the Product Design arm of the multi-billion Tata Group, is a company focused on delivering outsourced Product Design and R&D services and solutions to customers worldwide. It addresses silicon, software and system design for consumer electronics, multimedia, wireless, automotive, semiconductor and broadcast industries. Tata Elxsi is a SEI CMMi Level 5 company. Headquartered in Bangalore, India, the company is supported by global development centers and a wide network of offices across USA, UK, Germany, France, Canada and Japan that enable easy access to the company’s global customers. Tata Elxsi is a public stock company traded in the Indian stock exchanges.

About Tensilica
Tensilica, Inc. — the leader in customizable dataplane processors — is a semiconductor IP licensor recognized by the Gartner Group as the fastest growing semiconductor IP supplier in 2008. Dataplane Processor Units (DPUs) combine the best capabilities of CPUs and DSPs while delivering 10-to-100-times the performance because they can be customized using Tensilica’s automated design tools to meet specific dataplane performance targets. Tensilica’s DPUs power SOC designs at system OEMs and five out of the top 10 semiconductor companies for products including mobile phones, consumer electronics devices (including digital TV, Blu-ray Disc players, broadband set top boxes and portable media players), computers, and storage, networking and communications equipment.