Movea SmartMotion Technology Now Available on Cadence Tensilica HiFi Audio/Voice DSP Family

February 19, 2014

Demo of Ultra-low Power Solution for Motion Sensing and Data Fusion Applications at Mobile World Congress 2014

SAN JOSE, CA -- Cadence Design Systems, Inc. and Movea announced that Movea's SmartMotion technology is being ported to the Cadence Tensilica HiFi Audio/Voice digital signal processing (DSP) family. This software will be available in May 2014.

Targeting mobile consumer devices such as smartphones and tablets, Movea's SmartMotion technology enhances the consumer experience by delivering compelling motion-driven applications and services including activity monitoring, context awareness, pedestrian dead-reckoning and mobile gestures, turning sensor data into meaningful personal information. The technology is scheduled to be demonstrated at the Cadence booth in hall 6, stand 6L36 at Mobile World Congress on February 24-27, 2014.

"The consumer electronics industry is rushing to add features to smartphones, tablets and wearable devices that differentiate their products and provide compelling user experiences," said Sam Guilaume, CEO of Movea. "Integrating our state-of-the-art technology into the Cadence Tensilica HiFi Audio/Voice DSP core is a smart solution for ultra-low-power smart devices. OEMs can now quickly and easily provide compelling user experiences while offloading the ever growing motion processing demands from the host processor to save battery life."

The Tensilica HiFi Mini Audio/Voice DSP core is Cadence's smallest and lowest power DSP core, enabling always-on applications including voice activation, sensor fusion and the associated power management. It is also capable of running more elaborate voice recognition and audio/voice codecs because of software compatibility with the HiFi family. More information is available at

"Our HiFi DSP architecture is ideal for always-on applications that require always-on servicing at the lowest possible power," said Larry Przywara, director of audio/voice intellectual property (IP) marketing at Cadence. "Movea's innovative SmartFusion technology is an excellent example of software that can take maximum advantage of the power savings and compute power from our HiFi DSP family and provide users with unique motion processing experiences."

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