Infotainment features can make or break a new car purchasing decision, so the rush is on to greatly improve the automotive user experience. People now expect their connected digital lifestyles to extend into their vehicles with infotainment systems as intuitive to use as on their smartphones. In addition, the design of infotainment systems has become more complex with consumer demand for innovative features.
Cadence® Tensilica® HiFI DSPs for audio, voice, and speech and their strong ecosystem partners, like Dolby and DTS, allows chip manufacturers to design feature-rich infotainment SoCs, with the latest audio, voice, speech recognition, and voice enhancement software.
Cadence has the largest partner ecosystem for audio, voice, sensor fusion, and IoT. Visit our partners page to learn more about
- Digital radio support
- Always-listening voice recognition
- Immersive surround sound
- Active noise control (ANC)
- Audio/voice pre- and post-processing
- Audio/voice codecs
- Sensor fusion
- Embedded audio software development
Automobile Navigation Systems
The Cadence Tensilica Vision DSP family is optimized to run intensive vision algorithms and neural networks for automotive applications such as pedestrian detection, traffic sign recognition, fog clearance, and night vision systems. Cadence has a rich set of software partners for vision applications.
- ADAS, imaging, and computer vision
- Face authentication
- Convolutional neural network (CNN) deep learning
- Pedestrian detection
- Image enhancement
Wi-Fi, Bluetooth Communication, and LTE Radios
Need the processing power to deliver navigation results in real time? Consider using a Tensilica ConnX DSP. We have a full range of DSPs from 2 to 64 MACs, so you can pick the right performance for your application. Whether your need is for a single core, a homogeneous multi-core solution, or a highly optimized heterogeneous mix of DSPs, DPUs, and hardware accelerator blocks, our ConnX family of DSPs and DPUs supported by the Xtensa® toolchain is the ideal place to get started on your baseband platform design. And because it’s based on our Xtensa processors, you can customize these DSPs to match your requirements.
Interface and Memory IP for Infotainment
Our complete portfolio of interface and memory IP provides all the links from the user interface to the internal electronics of the infotainment system. Our interface IP solutions provide a PHY and controller for cameras connected through MIPI, charging connectors through USB, updating maps through an SD interface, high-definition display, and playing CD/DVD music through a SATA interface. Internally, our widely used memory IP PHY and controllers keep data streaming throughout the system.
Graphical Audio Design and Tuning Tool
Audio Weaver™ from DSP Concepts is an innovative graphical design environment for developing and tuning optimized embedded audio software such as the Tensilica HiFi DSP. Development teams can create applications that realize their desired sound quality up to 10X faster than traditional development approaches by allowing developers to work in parallel at different stages of the development cycle and by re-using pre-built, highly optimized audio processing modules. The real-time tuning capabilities of the Audio Weaver tool gives automotive audio engineers complete control of their audio signal chain.
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