Cadence Design Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: CDNS) is collaborating with CommSolid, the cellular Internet of things (IoT) company, to address the fast growing cellular IoT market with new baseband IP tailored for ultra-low power cellular communication compliant with 3GPP´s NarrowBand IoT (NB-IoT) communications standard, the company said.
CommSolid integrated a single Cadence Tensilica Fusion F1 DSP into its latest CSN130 baseband solution to run an ultra-low-power modem plus smart IoT applications such as voice trigger, audio identification and sensor fusion. The Tensilica solution is easily integrated into system-on-chip (SoC) devices to deliver fast time to market with low risk through pre-verified and pre-certified intellectual property (IP).
The Tensilica Fusion F1 DSP offers low-energy, high-performance control and signal processing ideally suited for the IoT and wearable markets. This highly configurable DSP is specifically designed to excel at digital signal processing tasks like wake-on voice, voice pre-processing, sensor fusion and narrowband connectivity, as well as traditional control code tasks like communications stacks and RTOSs (real time operating system).
All processing workloads are completed with ultra-low energy consumption in a very small footprint. The Fusion F1 DSP is an optimal solution for SoCs targeting smart home, wearable, smart city, medical, headphone and other connectivity products.
Cadence is a provider of intellectual property (IP) for system on chip (SoC) developers. Cadence design IP, verification IP, and Tensilica processor IP have been used to simplify the design and verification of thousands of SoCs across automotive, mobile, enterprise, Internet of things (IoT), and consumer applications. Cadence IP plays a vital role in the company´s overarching system design enablement strategy, which is to provide a comprehensive set of tools, design content, and services for the development of innovative electronic systems.