Electronic Design Automation

Cadence HiFi DSP IP supports Dolby Atmos for vehicles

11 January 2023

Cadence Design Systems Inc. claims that it is the first company to port its HiFi digital signal processor (DSP) intellectual property (IP) to Dolby Atmos for cars.

The move allows for the optimization of Dolby car experience technology to run on the Tensilica HiFi DSP for audio playback in vehicles. This will enable system-on-chip vendors to provide automotive OEMs and third parties more energy-efficient ways to offload Dolby Atmos without impacting the audio sound.

What is Dolby Atmos?

Dolby Atmos provides immersive audio for drivers and passengers. The technology will be included in future vehicles for in-car entertainment with greater attention to audio details, clarity and sound separation, Cadence said.

Additionally, the technology can provide artists with new ways to express, create, deliver and play songs.

Cadence said that Tensilica HiFi DSP IP is the most widely used audio DSP on the market, licensed by 19 of the top 20 semiconductor companies. Currently, more than 1.5 billion HiFi DSP cores ship per year.

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