Cadence Design Systems announced that an implementation of the Low Complexity Communications Codec (LC3) that is expected to be compliant with LE Audio, the next generation of Bluetooth audio, is available now for Cadence Tensilica HiFi DSPs and has been delivered to a lead customer. LC3 provides higher audio quality at lower bandwidth and affords developers greater flexibility in making tradeoffs between audio quality, power consumption and other features for a more optimal user experience. Cadence licensed reference code from Fraunhofer IIS to enable availability of LC3 in conjunction with the initial LE Audio launch, allowing customers to immediately benefit from the latest enhancements including longer battery life, improved connectivity and multi-user sharing.
Tensilica HiFi DSPs are the most widely licensed audio/voice/AI speech processors. Part of the broad Cadence IP portfolio, they enable SoC design excellence in support of Cadence’s Intelligent System Design strategy.