Configurable and extensible multi-purpose DSPs for your application needs

Cadence® Tensilica® Fusion DSPs provide ultra-low power, small footprint, and high performance for applications such as IoT, narrowband wireless communications, automotive, mobile, wearables, consumer electronics, etc. The configurable and extensible multi-purpose Fusion DSPs are designed to provide exceptional out-of-the-box performance, giving SoC designers the ability to shape the Fusion DSP into exactly what their application requires.  Fusion DSPs are ISO 26262:2018 ASIL-compliant certified and suitable for use in safety-critical applications such as autonomous driving, advanced driver assistant systems (ADAS), and vehicle-to-everything (V2X) communications.

Key Benefits

Exceptional Out-of-the-Box Performance

Designed with features for great out-of-the-box performance

ISO 26262:2018 Compliant

ASIL-compliant certified and equipped with both hardware and software safety mechanisms

Ultra-Low Power, Small Footprint, and High Performance

High performance balanced with great PPA for a broad range of applications

Extensible and Configurable

Customizable instruction set promotes differentiation and performance enhancement


  • VLIW parallelism issuing multiple concurrent operations per cycle
  • Fixed-point MACs
  • Floating-point FMAs
  • Easy to program
  • Extensive data types support
  • ISA consistent scalability
  • TIE for easy extension and further performance enhancement
  • Optimized libraries and application examples for easy software development


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 application

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Tensilica Processor Technology

Differentiate, reduce time to market, add flexibility, and get the best performance, power, and area

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Customize your DSPs/processors for optimized performance, energy efficiency, and differentiation

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Development Toolchain

Create a perfect match for your application, guaranteed correct by construction

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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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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)

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