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Cadence offering cuts audio processing power on smartphones

Cadence Design Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: CDNS) said it has announced the availability of Cadence Tensilica HiFi Audio Tunneling for Android.

As the industry´s first Android-compatible technology for a licensed digital signal processor, Tensilica HiFi Audio Tunneling for Android takes full advantage of enhancements in the recent KitKat release to prolong battery life in smartphones and mobile devices. The solution can cut audio processing power by up to 14 times, which results in double the smartphone playback time.

“With battery life being so critical to smartphones and other mobile devices, the Tensilica HiFi Audio Tunneling for Android is crucial to providing the most power-efficient Android audio solution,” said Larry Przywara, Cadence´s director of audio/voice intellectual property marketing. “Until now, Android devices have had to run audio on the host processor or on an OEM proprietary offload framework that still required the encoded and decoded audio streams to be managed by the host CPU. Cadence, in cooperation with other companies, worked with Google (NASDAQ: GOOG) to develop audio tunneling to the DSP in Android to solve this problem.”

Cadence enables global electronic design innovation and plays an essential role in the creation of today´s integrated circuits and electronics. Its website is at


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