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.
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.
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.
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.
Freescale Semiconductor launched the MSC825x family of programmable digital signal processors (DSPs). Prices start at a suggested resale price of $75 (USD) in quantities of 1,000. Samples are planned for this quarter and production is planned for the third quarter. The MSC825x DSPs are ideal for medical, aerospace, defense, test, and measurement applications.
Analog Devices rolled out the SHARC 2148x and SHARC 2147x series of 32-bit floating point digital signal processors. SHARC 2148x series processors are available in a range of package options including 176-ld and 100-ld LQFP packages, with pricing starting at $8.20. SHARC 2147x series processors are available in package options including 12x12mm BGA and a 14x14mm LQFP, with pricing starting at $7.85. Processors are sampling today.
Texas Instruments developed a new System-on-a-Chip (SoC) architecture based on their multicore digital signal processors (DSPs) with integrated fixed and floating point capabilities. TI’s new multicore SoCs run at up to 1.2GHz and features an engine with up to 256 GMACS and 128 GFLOPS. The multicore SoCs offer over five times the performance of existing solutions in the market and offer vendors a common platform to accelerate the development of infrastructure products such as wireless base stations, media gateways and video infrastructure equipment.
Texas Instruments introduced the TMS320C5514 and TMS320C5515 digital signal processors. The TMS320C55x DSPs provide a 20% performance increase, up to 120MHz, with higher integration to ease system level development. The new DSPs enable engineers to maintain very low power levels while adding features such as additional encode and decode algorithms in voice, audio and portable communications applications, as well as more real-time diagnostics in medical end equipments. The digital signal processors also integrate power management features, such as on-chip LDOs (low-dropout regulators), as well as dynamic voltage and frequency scaling, so customers can maximize and efficiently manage battery life for portable devices.
Sundance announced the EVP6472 embedded development platform. The EVP6472 off-the-shelf multiprocessor, multicore solution features dual Texas Instruments (TI) TMS320C6472 Digital Signal Processors (DSPs). The EVP6472 offers design support from 3L’s Diamond multiprocessor tool-suite. Diamond enables easy access to the on-board 12 C64x+ cores and allows the designer to rapidly build, model, test, and iterate different design architectures by moving tasks between the processor cores. The EVP6472 is available for order with shipping in December 2009. Prices start at $2000.00 for a limited time.