Category Archives: DSP

digital signal processors, dsp’s

CommAgility Introduces AMC-4C6678 Advanced Mezzanine Card

CommAgility AMC-4C6678 Advanced Mezzanine Card

CommAgility introduced the AMC-4C6678 Advanced Mezzanine Card. The AMC-4C6678 module features four of the latest TMS320C6678 fixed- and floating-point octal core DSPs from Texas Instruments (TI) running at 1.25 GHz, giving a total performance of 640 GFLOPS and 1280 GMACS. The AMC-4C6678 is available now. It is ideal for high performance DSP applications like image sensor processing, telecoms and stepper.

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Texas Instruments Pre-production Codec Supports H.265 Video Encoding Standard

Texas Instruments introduced a pre-production codec based on the H.265 video encoding standard. The codec is optimized for TI’s TMS320C6678 KeyStone-based multicore digital signal processor (DSP). The C6678 multicore DSP is an ideal platform for H.265 implementation via its eight 1.25 GHz DSP cores capable of delivering 320 GMACs and 160 GFLOPs of combined fixed- and floating-point performance.

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Microchip Technology Debuts dsPIC33FJ32MC104 Digital Signal Controllers

Microchip Technology dsPIC33FJ32MC104 family of 16-Bit Digital Signal Controllers

Microchip Technology launched the dsPIC33FJ32MC104 family of 16-Bit Digital Signal Controllers. The dsPIC33FJ32MC101, dsPIC33FJ32GP101 and PIC24FJ32MC101 devices are available in 20-pin SOIC and PDIP packages. The dsPIC33FJ32MC102, dsPIC33FJ32GP102 and PIC24FJ32MC102 devices are offered in 28-pin SOIC, SSOP, QFN packages, as well as a 36-pin VTLA package. The dsPIC33FJ32MC104, dsPIC33FJ32GP104 and PIC24FJ32MC104 are offered in 44-pin TQFP, VTLA, and QFN packages. All the devices are available now for sampling and volume production. Prices start at $1.71 each (10,000-unit quantities).

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Texas Instruments TMS320C66x Multicore Digital Signal Processors

Texas Instruments announced the TMS320C66x multicore digital signal processors. The multicore TI C66x DSP devices are based on the KeyStone multicore architecture. The C66x family include the TMS320C6671 (one core), TMS320C6672 (two cores), TMS320C6674 (four cores) and TMS320C6678 (eight cores) digital signal processors. Each high-speed core (1.5 GHz, 1.25 GHz or 1 GHz) is a true fixed- and floating-point DSP. The TI DSPs are ideal for software defined radios (SDRs), radar, surveillance and imaging cameras.

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TI TMS320C6748 Digital Signal Processor, OMAP-L138 DSP + ARM Processor

Texas Instruments introduced the TMS320C6748 digital signal processors (DSPs) and OMAP-L138 DSP + ARM processors. The embedded processors protect against unauthorized reading of intellectual property (IP) and sensitive data. The secure boot, multi-level encrypted C6748 DSPs and OMAP-L138 DSP + ARM processors are sampling now at 375MHz and 456MHz (industrial temperature ranges available). Production pricing starts at $18 per 1,000 units (1ku) for the C6748 DSP and $21.40 per 1ku for the OMAP-L138 DSP + ARM processor.

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TI TMS320DM8168 and TMS320DM8148 DaVinci Digital Media Processors

Texas Instruments (TI) announced the TMS320DM8168 and TMS320DM8148 DaVinci digital media processors. The high-performance DM8168 DaVinci digital media processor supports up to three simultaneous 1080p60 frames per second (fps) video streams, 12 simultaneous 720p30 fps video streams or a combination of lower resolution streams. The lower-power DM8148 DaVinci digital media processor offers a 1080p60 fps video stream, three simultaneous 720p30 fps video streams or multiple lower resolution streams at 3 watts. The DM8168 is sampling today with production prices starting at $75 per 1ku. The DM8148 will start sampling in 3Q2011. Production pricing starts at $51 per 1ku.

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Tensilica ConnX BBE64-128 and BBE64-UE DSP IP Cores

Tensilica introduced the ConnX BBE64-128 and BBE64-UE DSP (digital signal processor) IP (intellectual property) cores for SOC (system-on-chip) design. The ConnX BBE64-128 IP core features 100+ GigaMACs performance in 28nm high-performance process technology. The ConnX BBE64-UE is optimized for the low power and small area requirements of LTE Advanced handsets. An evaluation kit for the ConnX BBE64-128 and ConnX BBE64-UE cores is expected to be available in the fall of 2011.

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Freescale Semiconductor MSC8157 and MSC8158 Digital Signal Processors

Freescale Semiconductor launched their MSC8157 and MSC8158 digital signal processors (DSP). The new digital signal processors are the next generation of the Freescale MSC8156 DSP. The MSC8157 and MSC8158 DSP devices are based on Freescale’s SC3850 core running at 1.2 Ghz, which recently earned the highest BDTIsimMark2000 fixed-point performance score of any DSP architecture tested to date by independent signal-processing firm Berkley Design Technology, Inc (BDTI). The Freescale MSC8157/58 DSPs will start sampling to selected customers in Q1 2011.

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Texas Instruments C6A816x Integra DSP + ARM Processors

Texas Instruments (TI) launched the C6A816x Integra digital signal processor (DSP) + ARM processors. The DSP is dedicated for intensive signal processing, complex math functions and image processing algorithms, while the ARM is available for graphical user interfaces (GUIs), network connectivity, system control and application processing under multiple operating systems. The two new devices in the C6A816x Integra DSP + ARM generation are the C6A8168 and C6A8167 processors. The C6A816x Integra DSP + ARM processors are sampling now. Pricies starts at $46 per 1,000 units (1ku) for the C6A8167 Integra DSP+ ARM processor and $49 per 1ku for the C6A8168 Integra DSP + ARM processor.

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TI TMS320C5504 and TMS320C5505 Digital Signal Processors

Texas Instruments (TI) introduced the TMS320C5504 and TMS320C5505 ultra-low-power digital signal processors (DSPs) at 150 MHz. The C5504 and C5505 DSPs offer the industry’s lowest total power at less than 0.15 mW/MHz and standby power at less than 0.15 mW. The processors feature up to 320 KB of on-chip memory, multiple integrated peripherals, dynamic voltage and frequency scaling. The TMS320C5504 DSP is priced at $6.20 in quantities of 1,000 units (1 ku). The TMS320C5505 is priced at $7.45 US in quantities of 1,000 units. Both devices are sampling now.

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