Extendible processors go head to head backed by EDA giants

December 10, 2013 // By Nick Flaherty
Cadence Design System’s Tensilica and Synopsys ARC are going head to head in the market for embedded processors in system on chip designs. These devices can have as many as 30 controller cores outside the main CPU, handling data movement and signal processing with higher clock rates and higher memory bandwidth.

"There’s been a very substantial shift in the market to people that want a lot more programmability in their data operations,” said Chris Rowen, founder of Tensilica and now Fellow at Cadence Design Systems following the acquisition in May 2013.

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