De-Facto Standard in Customizable Processors
Cadence® Tensilica® Xtensa® processors combine the best of CPUs, GPUs, FPGAs, and dedicated custom RTL in ASICs/SoCs and enable the development of energy-efficient domain-specific processors that offer high performance, flexibility for future-proofing, and more importantly, can be tailored for your specific application requirements. Xtensa processors are based on a modular, highly flexible 32-bit RISC architecture that can easily scale from a tiny, cache-less controller or task engine to a high-performance SIMD/VLIW DSP. Furthermore, to facilitate the development of SoCs for functional safety, the Xtensa architecture supports a windowed watchdog timer (WWDT) and FlexLock including dual-core lockstep (DCLS).
Innovation & Differentiation
Create unique differentiated hardware tailored to specific application requirements for optimal performance and energy efficiency
Future-proof your design
Programming flexibility for OTA updates to enable innovation that results in frequent algorithm updates
Unmatched Ease of Extensibility
Increased computational and I/O performance by executing multiple independent instructions in parallel and using wide I/O datapaths for virtually unlimited bandwidth
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.
Functional Safety for Automotive
Cadence is committed to enabling Functional Safety applications across the Tensilica processor lineup, whether it's an off-the-shelf processor/DSP IP or a custom domain-specific processor for a specific applicationLearn More
Tensilica Processor Technology
Differentiate, reduce time to market, add flexibility, and get the best performance, power, and areaLearn More
Customize your DSPs/processors for optimized performance, energy efficiency, and differentiationLearn More
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.
Free Software Evaluation
Try our SDK Software Development Toolkit for 15 days absolutely free. We want to show you how easy it is to use our Eclipse-based IDE.Apply Now
Our hands-on training has been demonstrated to dramatically speed up the understanding of Tensilica tools and best use of the products.Browse Catalog
Get 24x7 online access to a knowledgebase of the latest articles and technical documentation. (Login Required)Access Now
Xtensa Processor Generator (XPG)
The Xtensa Processor Generator (XPG) is the heart of our technology - the patented cloud-based system that creates your correct-by-construction processor and all associated software, models, etc. (Login Required)Launch XPG