The Linley Mobile Conference 2014 will focus on system design issues for smartphones, tablets, wearables, and other portable devices. This two-day conference features in-depth technical discussions of market trends and technical issues facing designers of mobile devices.
Listen to the presentation: “Architectural Requirements for Always-On Subsystems” in session 3 at 2:50pm on April 30 by Tensilica Founder and Cadence Fellow Chris Rowen.
Chris was a member of the founding team at MIPS. Filling a variety of roles, he became VP of microprocessor development and head of their European operations when Silicon Graphics acquired the company. In 1996, he moved back to California to be VP and GM of Synopsys' Design Re-Use Group. He left Synopsys to start Tensilica because he had an idea for a unique processor architecture that was designed, from the beginning, to be easily and automatically configurable and extensible. With Cadence’s acquisition of Tensilica in 2013, his title now is Tensilica Founder and Cadence Fellow.
Dr. Rowen will discuss the best ways to implement always-on functions, including voice, face, and gesture recognition as well as sensor fusion and context awareness applications. This presentation will review the latest requirements for these always-on functions and discuss architectural considerations that will help designers evaluate the tradeoffs between using the applications processor versus an offload DSP, on-chip versus separate chip implementations, and hardware and software issues.
Visit Cadence at the reception and exhibits from 4:40pm – 6:00pm on 30 April. We will be demonstrating our always-on capabilities.
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