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Android Audio Offload Explained at Mobile World Congress

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Want to lower power in your next AndroidTM device? Look to the industry's first Android-compatible technology for a licensed audio DSP. The Tensilica® HiFi Audio Tunneling for Android takes full advantage of the enhancements in the recent KitKat release to prolong  battery life, cutting audio processing power by up to 14X, which results in double the smartphone playback time.

How does this cut the power? By completely offloading the audio from the host applications processor.  Until now, Android devices have had to run audio on the host processor or on an OEM proprietary offload framework that still required the encoded and decoded audio streams to be managed by the host CPU. See our product page on this powerful capability.

Watch the video from Mobile World Congress.  Yipeng Liu, Cadence Senior Engineering Manager, talks about power-efficient Android offloading and shows our demo.

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