Source: Tensilica press release
Tensilica, Inc. today introduced ConnX BBE16, its second generation baseband engine for LTE (long-term evolution) and 4G baseband SOC (system-on-chip) designs. ConnX BBE16's 16-way MAC (multiply accumulator) architecture is optimized for the most demanding wireless DSP (digital signal processing) tasks, including OFDM (Orthogonal Frequency-Division Multiplexing) algorithms and FFT (Fast Fourier Transform), FIR (Finite Impulse Response), IIR (Infinite Impulse Response), and matrix computation. It is fully optimized for size and power-sensitive applications, and provides up to three times the performance of the original ConnX BBE on some of these critical algorithms. This architecture is particularly suited for system-on-chip (SOC) designs for programmable radio handsets, low-cost femto-cell and pico-cell base stations, micro and macro base stations, digital media broadcast receivers, and multi-format mobile DTV (digital television) demodulation.