Tensilica FloatingPoint DSPs Offer Exceptional PPA for Floating-Point Processing

Floating-point numbers are widely used in many technical computations of a wide range of applications today.  Whether you are looking for a DSP solution to run your software generated by a DSP modeling tool, to offload your existing floating-point processing, or to meet your application requirement of computation in floating-point format, Cadence® Tensilica® FloatingPoint DSPs offer the DSP IP solution that is among the most scalable and most power, performance, and area (PPA) cost efficient. Tensilica FloatingPoint DSPs scale from ultra-low energy and small to super-high performance and address a broad range of applications needs in floating-point processing.

FloatingPoint DSPs
FloatingPoint DSPs

Key Benefits

Performance, Power, and Area

DSPs with exceptional PPA specifically designed for floating-point-centric processing


A family of DSPs scaling from small and low power to very high performance

Software Portability

Common floating-point ISA promotes easy software migration between DSPs

Extensible and Configurable

Customizable instruction set promotes differentiation and performance enhancement


  • VLIW parallelism issuing multiple concurrent operations per cycle
  • IEEE 754 vector floating-point (HP, SP, DP)
  • Performance optimized fused multiply-add (FMA)
  • 8b/16b/32b/64b integer ALU operations
  • Optimized for FFT operations
  • Enhanced complex data processing
  • Superior auto vectorization support
  • TIE for easy extension and further performance enhancement
  • Optimized Eigen, NatureDSP, Math, and SLAM libraries for easy software development

Target Markets

  • AI/ML
  • Automotive
  • Sensor fusion
  • Radar, lidar, and vision sensing
  • Motor control
  • AR/VR
  • Drones
  • Robotics
  • HPC/data center



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