Low-Power Vision DSPs for Imaging, Computer Vision, and AI

The Cadence® Tensilica® Vision P6 DSP, introduced in 2016, sets a new standard in AI performance for a general-purpose embedded vision DSP by offering 4X the peak performance compared to the Vision P5 DSP.

Vision P6

Key Benefits

Energy Efficient

Low power compared to host CPU and GPU

Vision/Image Processing

Instruction set optimized for computer vision and image processing applications

High Performance

> 0.5TOPS AI performance for object detection, image classification, Image segmentation


  • 1024/512b Load/Store capabilities
  • 256 8-bit MAC
  • 8/16/32-bit fixed-point processing
  • Single-precision (FP32) and half-precision (FP16) floating-point processing
  • Integrated  iDMA
  • User-defined instructions support
  • Built on LX Xtensa® processor offering best energy efficiency
  • ISO 26262 ready for automotive market


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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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 application

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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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