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 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 assistance systems (ADAS), and vehicle-to-everything (V2X) communications.


Key Benefits

ISO26262:2018 Compliant

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


ISA-compatible with ultra-low power and small ConnX 110 and ConnX 120 DSPs

Software Portability

Easy software migration and DSP scalability within the 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


  • 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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