Tensilica offers 32-bit customizable data-plane processors, DSPs, and standard processor cores. All of Tensilica's processor cores, including the Xtensa configurable processors, come with software-tool chains that automatically match any changes the designer makes. Xtensa 8 has all the basic configurable capabilities, and Xtensa LX3 offers designers opportunities to bypass the system bus with direct FIFO (first-in/first-out) and GPIO (general-purpose-input/output) capabilities.
This year Tensilica introduced its second generation ConnX Baseband Engine DSP for LTE handsets and basestations, as well as its Atlas reference architecture for LTE, a 7-core heterogeneous architecture for a complete multi-standard programmable radio for advanced mobile devices. Tensilica introduced its third generation Diamond Standard controller cores and its ConnX 545CK DSP. Tensilica also introduced its HiFi EP DSP core, which has been optimized for simultaneous multichannel codec support. Tensilica also continued to expand its audio library with the FLAC and Dolby MS10 codecs.