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

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

SAN JOSE, Calif., 18 Feb 2014

Cadence Design Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: CDNS), a leader in global electronic design innovation, and Movea, a forerunner in motion processing and data fusion for consumer electronics, today 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 Guilaumé, 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.”

About Cadence
Cadence enables global electronic design innovation and plays an essential role in the creation of today’s integrated circuits and electronics. Customers use Cadence software, hardware, IP, and services to design and verify advanced semiconductors, consumer electronics, networking and telecommunications equipment, and computer systems. The company is headquartered in San Jose, Calif., with sales offices, design centers, and research facilities around the world to serve the global electronics industry. More information about the company, its products, and services is available here.

About Movea, Inc.
Movea is the leading provider of data fusion and motion processing firmware, software, and IP for the consumer electronics industry. Thriving on its portfolio of more than 500 patents, Movea turns sensor data into meaningful personal information, decoding and analyzing sensor signals using ultra-low power, high performance algorithms and data hub technology. Our expertise enables customers and partners to unlock the 1 trillion sensors opportunity into 1 million smart applications for mobile, sports and interactive TV while reducing the risk, cost, and time-to-market for delivering compelling new features that differentiate their products and deliver more end-user value.

Movea has a global presence with headquarters in Grenoble, France, subsidiaries in the U.S. in Silicon Valley, Calif., and Seoul, South Korea, as well as technology and manufacturing partners and distributors around the world. For more information visit or follow us on Twitter at @MoveaDataFusion.

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Eva Pagneux

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