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.
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.
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.
Texas Instruments (TI) introduced the new TMS320DM8168 DaVinci video system-on-chip (SoC). The DM8168 consolidates all of the capture, compression, display and control functionalities of a high definition (HD), multi-channel system on a single chip. The DaVinci video SoC features a 1 GHz ARM Cortex-A8 and a 1 GHz TI C674x digital signal processor (DSP) core. The DM8168 reduces system electronic bill of materials (eBOM) costs by 50%. It replaces the functionality of over 10 discrete components. The DM8168 DaVinci video SoC will begin sampling in the second quarter.
Freescale Semiconductor announced the MSC8155 digital signal processor (DSP). The MSC8155 DSP is a higher performance and cost-optimized version of the MSC8156 DSP based on the latest StarCore technology. The MSC8155 is ideal for broadband wireless base station equipment. The MSC8156 DSP has been qualified on 45nm process technology and is now ramping into production. Freescale will sample the MSC8155 DSP in the third quarter. The MSC8155 is housed in a 783-pin FC-PBGA package.
Adaptive Digital Technologies introduced integration-ready DSP solutions for high-end voice applications.The DSP software solutions leverage Texas Instruments’ (TI) TMS320C6472 six-core digital signal processor. The solution enables engineers to implement high-density, multi-channel, voice-over-packet applications in the shortest possible time with maximum processing performance. Product developers can minimize solution development time while maximizing the power efficiency of their VoIP applications.