Texas Instruments (NYSE: TXN) TMS320C6727B DSP is a high performing floating-point DSP running at 350 MHz. The C6727B DSP is tuned for performance hungry applications for which a significant speed increase will impact OEM’s ability to create unique and advanced product offerings, including high quality audio conferencing, multi-channel audio systems, audio broadcast biometric and industrial solutions. TI’s floating-point DSP portfolio, including the C6727B DSP, is based on the TMS320C67x+ DSP generation-based core, a C-efficient, VLIW architecture that offers significant application performance improvements. The C6727B DSP is also available at speeds of 275 MHz and 300 MHz, giving developers the flexibility to seamlessly migrate to 350 MHz without changing the hardware on their design.
Since the C6727 DSP is fully code compatible with TI’s scaleable family of floating-point DSPs, the TMS320C6720, TMS320C6722B and TMS320C6726B DSPs, developers can easily migrate to the C6727B DSP, taking immediate advantage of the boosted performance without requiring any additional investment in hardware or software engineering, saving development cost and time. Customers can leverage TI’s extensive floating-point DSP portfolio to select the ideal DSP architecture to meet their precise needs for a myriad of products.
For extended flexibility and expansion, the C6727B has a 32-bit external memory interface (EMIF) that provides a 33 percent increase in SDRAM speed from 100 MHz to 133 MHz. This allows the DSP to handle significantly more channels of audio so developers can meet the processing requirements in their tailored audio flagship applications, such as professional audio mixer and active noise-cancellation systems. The device also features the dMAX DMA engine which significantly improves system performance by performing complex 1-D, 2-D and 3-D memory transfers allowing the DSP to be dedicated to signal processing tasks.
The TMS320C6727 DSP is available at 275 MHz, 300 MHz and 350 MHz and is priced at $16.75, $19.95 and $25.95 respectively. The PADK (TMDXPDK6727) also is available now from Texas Instruments at $1995. The DSP-Weuffen C6727 EVM is available from DSP-Weuffen.