Cadence Tensilica HiFi DSP Offers First processor IP Approved for Dolby AC-4 Decoder

SAN JOSE, Calif., Sept. 12, 2016 — (PRNewswire) —  Cadence Design Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: CDNS) today announced immediate availability of the Dolby Laboratories' AC-4 Decoder supporting next-generation audio and video entertainment services, including ATSC 3.0 broadcasting and internet streaming on Cadence® Tensilica® HiFi DSPs. Tensilica HiFi DSPs are the first processors for system-on-chip (SoC) designs approved for using the Dolby® AC-4 Decoder.

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For more information on the Tensilica HiFi DSP family, visit http://www.cadence.com/go/hifidsp/dolby-ac4.

The Dolby AC-4 Decoder is critical to next-generation TV and set-top box (STB) designs. Multi-screen service providers and next generation broadcast standards are now implementing it globally to provide a solution for today's and tomorrow's challenges. The AC-4 eco-system enables experiences on multiple platforms by providing a complete end-to-end audio solution that spans content creation, distribution and playback. The Dolby AC-4 Decoder is delivered with the Dolby MS12 Multistream Decoder, which provides compatibility with the worldwide base of existing home theater systems and includes Dolby Audio Processing (DAP).

Cadence Tensilica HiFi DSPs are the most widely licensed audio/voice/speech processors, with support for over 175 proven software packages and over 80 software partners in the Tensilica Xtensions™ partner program.

"By partnering with Cadence, we are setting up our joint customers for success by enabling them to develop and bring to market products incorporating the Dolby AC-4 Decoder, which enables the best quality broadcast audio experience for consumers," said Mathias Bendull, vice president, multi-screen services, Dolby Laboratories. "Availability on Tensilica HiFi DSPs speeds the availability of new products for next generation experiences that deliver unparalleled audio."

"Cadence's leading system OEM and semiconductor customers are on a fast ramp to deliver TVs and STBs that support the next-generation audio and video entertainment services such as ATSC 3.0," stated Larry Przywara, group director of marketing, audio/voice IP, Cadence. "The Dolby AC-4 Decoder provides our customers with a proven certified implementation that will ensure they can meet the aggressive product delivery schedules."

About Cadence

Cadence enables global electronic design innovation and plays an essential role in the creation of today's integrated circuits and electronics. Customers use Cadence software, hardware, IP and services to design and verify advanced semiconductors, consumer electronics, networking and telecommunications equipment, and computer systems. The company is headquartered in San Jose, Calif., with sales offices, design centers and research facilities around the world to serve the global electronics industry. More information about the company, its products and its services is available at http://www.cadence.com.

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