Overview

The Cadence® Tensilica® ConnX family of enhanced DSPs establishes a new standard in high-performance, low-power digital signal processing specifically designed for radar, lidar, and communications processing. The ultra-high-performance ConnX B10 and B20 DSPs are optimized for the next-generation sensing applications, such as 4D imaging radar and lidar, as well as 5G infrastructure and endpoints. Both ConnX B10 and B20 DSPs are ISO 26262:2018 ASIL-compliant certified and suitable for use in safety-critical applications such as autonomous driving, advanced driver assistant systems (ADAS), and vehicle-to-everything (V2X) communications.

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Key Benefits

ISO26262:2018 Compliant

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

Scalability

ISA consistent with ultra-low power and small ConnX BBE DSP

Software Portability

Easy software migration and DSP scalability within ConnX DSP family

Ultra-High Performance

Application-specific enhancement and acceleration for radar, lidar, and communications processing

Extensible and Configurable

Customizable instruction set promotes differentiation and performance enhancement

Features

  • Certified ISO 26262:2018 ASIL-compliant
  • VLIW parallelism issuing multiple concurrent operations per cycle
  • 256-bit or 512-bit SIMD
  • Up to 128 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)
  • Multicore solution
  • TIE for easy extension and further performance enhancement
  • Optimized libraries and application examples for easy software development

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Cadence, through its Tensilica processor IP, brings together best-in-class products and services from industry leaders to help you accelerate the development of your SoC designs while meeting your demanding power and performance requirements. Browse the list of Tensilica processor IP service partners below.

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