Texas Instruments TMS320C6743 Digital Signal Processor

The TMS320C6743 digital signal processor (DSP), from Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI), is based on the TMS320C674x core. The C6743 DSP combines TI’s floating-point TMS320C67x+ core with TI’s fixed-point TMS320C64x+ core. The DSP integrates multiple connectivity options, such as an Ethernet MAC (EMAC) and multimedia card/secure digital (MMC/SD) peripherals. The C6743 DSP is ideal for audio conferencing, power protection systems, industrial monitoring, and test and measurement products (such as oscilloscopes). The TMDX320C6743 DSP is available for sampling and is priced at USD $7.85 for quantities of 1,000 units.

Texas Instruments (TI) TMS320C6743 Digital Signal Processor (DSP)

TMS320C6743 DSP Features

  • Based on the C674x core, which combines the fixed-point C64x+ instruction set and the floating-point C67x+ instruction set to provide higher fixed-point performance and single-precision/double-precision floating-point for wider dynamic range in a single device
  • 100 percent upward code compatible with devices based on the C6000 fixed- and floating-point cores so developers can get to market faster
  • Scalable and pin-to-pin compatible with C674x and TI’s OMAP-L137 low-power devices allow for the ability to expand an entire product portfolio ranging from low- and high-end designs using the same hardware and software platform
  • Wide range of connectivity options with an integrated EMAC and MMC/SD for designs that require high data transfer or Internet access, which also helps reduce cost by eliminating the need to purchase separate components to add network or wireless connectivity
  • Efficient EDMA 3.0 engine for higher system performance and better debug with exception handling and cache coherency visibility
  • 192 KB of on-chip memory saves both power and cost by removing the need for external memory
  • Low power consumption with 490mW total power and 60mW in standby mode gives developers the ability to lower heat dissipation and increase battery life depending on use case scenarios

More info: TI TMS320C6743 Fixed/Floating-Point Digital Signal Processor