Core family offers almost infinite configurations
The Diamond Standard family of processor cores comprises a set of six off-the-shelf synthesisable cores that range from area-efficient, low-power controllers to high-performance DSPs.
Tensilica has introduced the Diamond Standard family of processor cores, a set of six off-the-shelf synthesisable cores that range from area-efficient, low-power controllers to high-performance DSPs, all of which lead the industry in their respective categories both in lowest power and highest performance.
The Diamond Standard processors are supported by an optimised set of Diamond Standard software tools and a wide range of industry infrastructure partners.
They are available directly from Tensilica and through a growing list of ASIC and foundry partners.
This announcement provides Tensilica with the broadest range of off-the-shelf processors in the industry, with the six Diamond Standard cores plus an almost infinite number of processor configuration possibilities for those customers requiring optimised, application-specific processors with Tensilica's award-winning Xtensa configurable processor family.
Tensilica is now seeing significant shipments from production volumes in SoCs for cellphones, printers and other consumer and communications devices, where its cores serve not only traditional RISC controller functions, but often are used as an alternate means of implementing high-performance, low-power compute functions previously implementation only with risky and complex RTL logic blocks.