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Cadence Offers Industry’s First IP Core Solution Supporting DTS Neural Surround
Tensilica HiFi Audio/Voice DSP Brings Home Theater Experience to Cars and A/V Receivers

SAN JOSE, Calif., 10 Oct 2013

HIGHLIGHTS:
  • DTS Neural Surround is part of the HD Radio specification
  • DTS Neural Surround provides an immersive and natural surround sound for cars and A/V receivers
  • Particularly effective for enhancing the upmixing performance from MP3 and other compressed music
  • Expands Cadence library of audio IP on Tensilica HiFi IP cores
Cadence Design Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: CDNS), a leader in global electronic design innovation, today announced that it is the first IP core supplier to offer DTS® Neural Surround® Support. Partnered with the Cadence Tensilica HiFi Audio/Voice DSPs, DTS Neural Surround brings a home theater-like experience to automobiles and A/V receivers, significantly enhancing the sound quality of upmixing from compressed media types like MP3.

“Cadence continues to expand its leadership position with the Tensilica HiFi Audio/Voice DSP by bringing new, highly optimized and innovative audio solutions like DTS Neural Surround for next generation car audio processors and investing in extensive testing to ensure product robustness and quality,” stated Geir Skaaden, senior vice president of products and platforms, DTS. “We’ve had a long history of working with the HiFi architecture, which offers a range of products spanning from ultra-low power to high-end performance applications.”

“We’ve seen a growing demand from our customers and OEMs to support DTS decoders and audio solutions including the latest DTS Neural Surround for an enhanced surround sound experience in home and automotive entertainment,” stated Jack Guedj, Cadence’s corporate vice president, IP Group. “Many recent sports and music broadcasts, including Rolling Stones concerts and the 2013 Super Bowl, were broadcast in DTS Neural Surround to ensure that fans received the highest level quality audio.”

For content, DTS Neural Surround technology uses advanced techniques to encode up to 7.1 channels of audio to stereo while maintaining the surround queues from the discrete digital multi-channel track. The two-channel audio can then be broadcast in stereo or converted back up to 7.1 channels on the consumer end product enabled with Neural Surround, providing an experience as close to the original discrete multi-channel audio as is available today.

Cadence’s Tensilica HiFi Audio/Voice DSP is the most widely used licensable audio/voice DSP family, with support for over 100 proven audio/voice software packages. More than 55 companies have licensed the HiFi DSP family, and over 200 million HiFi DSP cores have been shipped in their smartphones, tablets, computers, digital televisions, home entertainment systems and other devices. See more at www.tensilica.com/products/audio.

About Cadence
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