Cadence® Tensilica® FloatingPoint KQ7 and KQ8 DSPs provide one of the highest computational horsepower for floating-point processing with highly optimal area and power budgets. The high-performing Tensilica FloatingPoint DSPs deliver hundreds of GFLOPs, making them suitable to offload compute intensive floating-point processing. Tensilica FloatingPoint KQ7 and KQ8 DSPs are optimized for applications such as high-performance computing (HPC), hyperscaler, AI/ML, smart sensors, sensor fusion, motor control, ADAS, autonomous driving, etc.
Performance, Power, and Area
DSPs with exceptional PPA specifically designed for floating-point-centric processing
Up to 1024-bit SIMD with performance-optimized FMA and other performance-enhancing features
ISA consistent with ultra-low energy and small Tensilica FloatingPoint KP1/KP6 DSPs
Common floating-point ISA promotes easy software migration between DSPs
Extensible and Configurable
Customizable instruction set promotes differentiation and performance enhancement
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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Tensilica Processor Technology
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Customize your DSPs/processors for optimized performance, energy efficiency, and differentiation
Create a perfect match for your application, guaranteed correct by construction
Cadence is committed to keeping design teams highly productive with a range of support offerings and processes designed to keep users focused on reducing time to market and achieving silicon success.
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