DSP Concepts Announces Early Access Availability of AI-Optimized Audio Framework for Cadence Tensilica HiFi 5 DSP

By Tiera Oliver

Associate Editor

Embedded Computing Design

April 19, 2021


DSP Concepts Announces Early Access Availability of AI-Optimized Audio Framework for Cadence Tensilica HiFi 5 DSP

DSP Concepts announced the fully optimized Audio Weaver library available for the Cadence Tensilica HiFi 5 DSP with general release by the end of Q2 2021.

Built for high-performance audio and voice, the Tensilica HiFi 5 DSP includes special design elements for enabling voice-control user interfaces and artificial intelligence (AI)-based speech recognition.

Combined with Audio Weaver libraries, Cadence’s Tensilica HiFi 5 DSP will have access to the full suite of DSP Concepts’ proprietary and third-party IP. This includes DSP Concepts’ audio front-end (AFE) TalkTo which provides developers with an Adaptive Interference Canceller, and multi-channel echo cancellation solutions with advanced beamforming using 8 or more microphones. Additionally, the new machine learning (ML) instruction is designed to enhance the Tensilica HiFi 5 DSP's full duplex communication and playback processing.

At the center of these innovations are the DSP Concepts’ smart audio and voice solutions that include far-field voice UI for smart assistants, TVs, soundbars, and set-top-boxes. These solutions are also optimized for voice communication and improved home and office video conferencing, all in a flexible design with adaptive interference canceller, supporting 2-mic, 4-mic, 6-mic, and custom configurations with Acoustic Echo Cancellation (AEC) for up to 7 channels.

For more information and to start building on Audio Weaver today, visit: www.dspconcepts.com.

To learn more about the Cadence Tensilica HiFi 5 DSP, visit https://ip.cadence.com/ipportfolio/tensilica-ip/audio.

Tiera Oliver, Associate Editor for Embedded Computing Design, is responsible for web content edits, product news, and constructing stories. She also assists with newsletter updates as well as contributing and editing content for ECD podcasts and the ECD YouTube channel. Before working at ECD, Tiera graduated from Northern Arizona University where she received her B.S. in journalism and political science and worked as a news reporter for the university’s student led newspaper, The Lumberjack.

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