Cadence Design Systems, Inc. and CyweeMotion Ltd., today announced that CyweeMotion’s Sensor Fusion Hub™ software has been optimized for Cadence® Tensilica® Fusion digital signal processors (DSPs).
This solution delivers a fully optimized, low-power sensor fusion platform for seamless integration into mobile or wearable devices.
The Sensor Fusion Hub technology from CyweeMotion is sensor independent, and it offers sensing capabilities critical to today's always-on, context-aware smart devices. The key features include providing motion sensing, pedestrian navigation (PDR), gesture recognition and contextual awareness for mobile applications. These functions require the target device be in an always-on mode, which, if run on a general-purpose application processor or DSP, can often result in significant battery drain. The availability of CyweeMotion’s technology on the Tensilica Fusion DSP allows designers to take advantage of the processor’s ultra-low-energy capabilities without compromising performance.
The Tensilica Fusion DSP is a licensable semiconductor intellectual property (IP) core based upon the Xtensa® processor architecture, and is highly configurable and scalable for low-energy Internet of Things (IoT) applications including always-on listening.
“The rapid developments in the mobile industry call for constant features to be added to smartphones, tablets and other wearable devices that can set them apart from competitive products in the market,” said Shun Nan Liou, GM of CyweeMotion. “Porting our technology to the Cadence Tensilica Fusion DSP core is ideal for customers looking to design ultra-low-power smart devices. They can now provide enhanced user experiences while offloading the motion-processing demands from the host processor to save battery life.”
“The Tensilica Fusion DSP core is an ideal DSP core choice for applications that utilize always-on functions,” said Larry Przywara, Cadence’s group director of audio/video IP marketing. “Cywee’s Sensor Fusion Hub is a showcase example of an application that can exploit the energy efficiency and compute power from our Fusion DSP and provide users with unique motion-processing experiences.”