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Tensilica to Demonstrate Mobile Audio/Voice and Baseband IP Cores at Mobile World Congress

Tensilica has announced that at the upcoming Mobile World Congress (News - Alert) 2012 in Barcelona (February 27 - March 1, 2012), the company will be showcasing its leadership in mobile audio/voice and baseband hardware and software IP (intellectual property) processor cores.

The simultaneous download of two 1080p HD movies plus an uplink stream from a video camera will be one of the events at Tensilica's stand #1F39 in Hall 1. Received using Tensilica's Atlas LTE (News - Alert) UE (user equipment) SPRs (software programmable radios), these streams are transmitted using Tensilica's Atlas LTE eNodeB platform.

While performing LTE eNB and UE transmit/receive functions in real time, with processing strength to spare, this showcases how Tensilica's (News - Alert) multi-core reference platforms can offer both flexibility and low power.

“Tensilica has established leadership in LTE baseband PHY and MAC with multiple design wins in LTE-Advanced and mass production for LTE smartphones, tablets and dongles,” stated Jack Guedj, Tensilica's president and CEO. “Moreover, our audio and voice IP cores, with over 90 software packages, continue to dominate the mobile, automotive and home entertainment markets by offering the best combination of performance, power efficiency, solution completeness and audio/voice quality.”

To perform the LTE functions for the NTT (News - Alert) DOCOMO LTE network in Japan, the show will also feature the emergence of multiple handsets using Tensilica's DSPs (digital signal processors) and DPUs. In Japan, Tensilica plans to demonstrate Fujitsu's (News - Alert) ARROWS Tab LTE F-01D Tablet PC and a variety of smartphones now on sale, the company stated in a press release.

Recently, the company announced that it is driving the transition to LTE-Advanced and has already secured lead customers for its new product - the ConnX BBE32UE DSP (digital signal processor) IP core for baseband SOC (system-on-chip) designs.

Using the ConnX BBE32UE DSP core, coupled with Tensilica Baseband Dataplane processors (DPUs), a fully software programmable, flexible modem for LTE-Advanced user equipment category 7 PHY (Layer 1) can be realized in less than 200mW (28 nm HPL process). It can also support 2G, 3G, LTE and HSPA+ standards. 

Edited by Jennifer Russell

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