LG Electronics Picks Tensilica HiFi Audio DSP and SW Codecs for HDTV

Tuesday, August 2nd, 2011
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SANTA CLARA, CA — Tensilica®, Inc. today announced that LG Electronics (KSE: 066570) has selected the HiFi Audio DSP core and several audio codecs for their new digital television (DTV) product line.

Tensilica’s HiFi Audio DSP is the most popular audio DSP core on the market and is licensed by five of the top 10 semiconductor companies and many leading system OEMs. The HiFi Audio DSP solution includes over 80 audio decoders, encoders and audio-enhancement software packages for efficient audio processing in applications ranging from low power mobile devices — such as cell phones and MP3 players — to high performance home entertainment systems, set-top boxes, Blu-ray Disc players/recorders, and high-definition televisions. The HiFi Audio DSP is part of Tensilica’s growing line of dataplane processors (DPUs) that do the challenging, compute-intensive tasks in SOC (system-on-chip) designs.

“We picked the HiFi Audio DSP for its speed, power, and performance, its C-based programming model, and its completeness as a turnkey solution, including both the hardware and the software codecs we need for medium and high-end DTVs,” said Seung Jong Choi, Vice President, LG Electronics. “Moreover, Tensilica offers us an attractive, automated process to customize the HiFi Audio DSP and add our own algorithms to further differentiate our products in highly competitive markets.”

“We’re excited to have LG — a leader in DTVs — as a repeat customer. LG has now used Tensilica’s DPUs both in low-power mobile devices and high-performance DTVs,” stated Jack Guedj, Tensilica’s president and CEO. “For our HiFi Audio product line, we, and our audio software partners, are constantly adding new audio codecs and audio pre/post processing solutions such as 3D-Surround, sound field expansion, MIDI synthesis, noise suppression, echo cancellation, VoIP and HD radio. This provides customers like LG the ability to meet new and evolving audio standards.”