Bwave and Ubiso to Demonstrate World's First Licensable Multi-Standard DVB-T2 DTV Demodulation IP Subsystem Based on Tensilica's ConnX BBE16 DSP
SANTA CLARA, CA, Feb 15, 2013 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) --
Tensilica(R), Inc. today announced that Bwave and Ubiso will
demonstrate the world's first licensable multi-standard DVB-T2
demodulation IP subsystem for digital televisions (DTV) based on
Tensilica's ConnX BBE16 DSP (digital signal processor). The solution
will be demonstrated in Tensilica's booth 6-D101 at the Mobile World
Congress in Barcelona, February 25-28. Bwave's engineers defined the
system architecture and implemented the subsystem using Tensilica's
ConnX BBE16 DSP and Ubiso's programmable DVB-x2 forward error
correction (FEC) IP. This is a complete reference design platform,
ready for chipmakers to drop into their DTV chip designs.
"This complete, turnkey solution will speed adoption of DVB (digital
video broadcasting) for broadcasting on cable, satellite and
terrestrial networks," stated Eric Dewannain, Tensilica's vice
president and general manager, baseband business unit. "This
demonstration showcases how efficient our ConnX BBE16 DSP is at
executing complex algorithms for digital TV demodulation, and how
well it pairs with IP from Bwave and Ubiso."
The low-power ConnX BBE16 DSP is ideal for considering and analyzing
multi-standard DTV demodulation scenarios and implementing a
universal demodulation engine. It easily interfaces with hardware
accelerators, often used in the FEC (forward error correction), and
other modules in the demodulator because of its unique direct
interfaces that bypass the system bus, thereby speeding data
transfers. Designers can easily customize the architecture or modify
I/O interfaces, the parameters of the computational units and the
memory subsystem using Tensilica's automated tools. Programming is
much easier than with most DSPs because Tensilica supports a C
programming model, providing for automatic mapping of C functions,
like the demodulation algorithm, to advanced DSP operations.
"When architecting this platform, we needed a proven, cost and power
effective, best-in-class DSP IP to ensure our success," stated Zhou
Changming, president of Bwave. "We have been exceedingly pleased with
the quality and support we received from both Tensilica and Ubiso."
Ubiso's DVB-x2 FEC decoder IP enables very flexible implementation of
multi-standard receivers for second-generation digital television. It
converts demodulated satellite, cable and terrestrial signals into a
robust bit stream for use by the video decoder. This includes all
de-interleaving, FEC decoding and output processing steps, using
optimized resource-sharing and a high performance LDPC decoder
"We are very excited about this demonstration, as it is a full system
solution, with everything needed to quickly implement in silicon,"
stated Marten Kabutz, director at Ubiso. "We were particularly
impressed with the system integration capabilities at Bwave and look
forward to extending this platform to new standards, such as DTMB."
Shanghai Bwave Technology Co., Ltd is a high-tech
corporation specializing in wireless/mobile communications and
digital TV with IP/ASIC and relative software designing and
development. For more information, go to www.bwave.cc.
Ubiso, a spin-off of the Thomson Group, is a small
collaboration of highly experienced engineers and scientists that
provide cutting edge IP cores and system architecture services in the
field of error control coding and digital signal processing. Since
being founded in early 2010, Ubiso has been financed exclusively
through IP sales with no outside funding. For more information on
Ubiso's IP portfolio, please see www.ubiso.com.
Tensilica, Inc. is the leader in dataplane processor
IP cores, with over 200 licensees. Dataplane processors (DPUs)
combine the best capabilities of DSPs and CPUs while delivering 10 to
100x the performance because they can be optimized using Tensilica's
automated design tools to meet specific and demanding signal
processing performance targets. Tensilica's DPUs power SOC designs at
system OEMs and seven out of the top 10 semiconductor companies for
designs in mobile wireless, telecom and network infrastructure,
computing and storage, and home and auto entertainment. Tensilica
offers standard cores and hardware/software solutions that can be
used as is or easily customized by semiconductor companies and OEMs
for added differentiation. For more information on Tensilica's
patented, benchmark-proven DPUs visit www.tensilica.com.
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