Cadence Tensilica ConnX 110 and ConnX 120 DSPs provide ultra-low power and a small footprint balanced with high performance for radar, lidar, and communications processing. The extensibility and configurability of ConnX 110 and ConnX 120 DSPs, combined with the built-in accelerations, are optimized for imaging radar and lidar sensing as well as baseband and wireless communications such as 5G, 4G, LTE Advanced, LTE, WCDMA, HSPA+, WiFi, etc. ConnX 110 and ConnX 120 DSPs are certified for ISO 26262:2018 ASIL-compliant and suitable for use in safety-critical applications such as autonomous driving, advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS), and vehicle-to-everything (V2X) communications.

ConnX 110/120 diagram

Key Benefits

ISO 26262:2018 Compliant

Certified for ASIL-compliant and equipped with both hardware and software safety mechanisms


ISA-compatible with high-performance ConnX B10 and ConnX B20 DSPs

Software Portability

Easy software migration and DSP scalability within ConnX DSP family

Ultra Small and Low Power

High performance with low area and power cost

Extensible and Configurable

Customizable instruction set promotes differentiation and performance enhancement


  • Certified ISO 26262:2018 ASIL-compliant
  • VLIW parallelism issuing multiple concurrent operations per cycle
  • 128-bit or 256-bit SIMD
  • Up to 64 MAC
  • Built-in accelerations for radar, lidar and communications processing
  • Support for real and complex, fixed- and floating-point, scalar and vector data types
  • Performance-enhanced complex data processing
  • IEEE 754 vector floating-point (HP, SP, DP)
  • TIE for easy extension and further performance enhancement
  • Optimized libraries and application examples for easy software development


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