"Renesas' selection of our ConnX D2 for this design is a testimonial of Renesas' high level of satisfaction with Tensilica cores and design support team," stated Eric Dewannain, group director baseband IP, IP Group at Cadence. "Having already licensed our HiFi Audio DSP for mobile wireless and automotive and our ConnX BBE16 for digital broadcasting receivers, our goal is to help Renesas bring their future IoT products to life"
The ConnX D2 is a very efficient 2-MAC (multiply-accumulate) 16-bit fixed point DSP that has been customized with specific acceleration packages that enable algorithm-specific optimizations for key communications computations such as Viterbi (convolutional) decoding or Reed Solomon encoding/decoding. The ConnX D2 DSP engine is suitable for a wide variety of applications, including Internet of Things modems, mixed-signal and other Internet and signal processing connectivity applications. It is fully programmable in C, eliminating the need to use assembly coding as with other DSPs.
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