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.
The Technosoft ISD860 intelligent servo drive for motion applications that need cost-optimized design, embedded intelligence, networking, and high servo performance control. It features MotionChip DSP technology. The ISD860 controls brushless, DC or linear motors up to 860 W continuous / 2.2 kW peak voltage. ISD860 works in single-axis, multi-axis or stand alone configurations. The embedded Technosoft Motion Language includes a high-level command protocol, which can be used by the host through the on-board RS232 / CAN serial interfaces.
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.
NXP Semiconductors introduced the LPC1769 and LPC1759 microcontrollers that operate at 120 MHz. With 256-point 16-bit FFT execution time of less than 190 µs, this is 54% faster than the nearest Cortex-M3 alternative and challenges low-cost DSPs in performance. For 1024-point 16-bit FFT the execution time is less than 0.89 ms. These times include the FFT initialization and overhead of the algorithm. The LPC1769 and LPC1759 microcontrollers are available now with recommended distribution pricing in 10,000 quantities starting at just over $4 (US).
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.
The CommAgility AMC-2C87W3 digital baseband module features L1 PHY (physical layer), L2 RLC/MAC (Radio Link Control/Media Access Control), S1/X2 interface, and security processing for LTE (Long Term Evolution) or WiMAX. The AMC-2C87W3 integrates the PHY, RLC/MAC, transport (including all backhaul and air interface security) and antenna connectivity requirements of eNodeB into a compact single width solution. It provides end-to-end data handling from raw radio IQ data through to backhaul IP packets. The Advanced Mezzanine Card (AMC) will be available in March 2010.
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.
Signatec introduced the PX1500-4 high-speed digitizer. The PX1500-4 captures four synchronized channels at sampling rates up to 1.5 GHz, or two synchronized channels up to an amazing 3 GHz when interleaving the ADC data. Dual embedded Virtex-5 FPGAs control the PX1500-4 board functionality with available DSP Slice and logic resources optionally available in both chips for custom in-line signal processing. Signatec’s PX1500-4 is currently shipping with a 6 week delivery forecast.
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.
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.