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.
Kontron introduced their COMe-cCT6 COM Express compact Computer-on-Module. The Kontron COMe-cCT6 board features two 1.6 GHz or two 1.86 GHz Intel Atom processors (N2600, N2800 and D2550), Intel NM10 Express chipset, integrated Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 3600/3650, up to 4 GB of on-board DDR3 800/1600 system memory, two SATA II 300MB/s interfaces, eight USB 2.0 ports, Gigabit Ethernet, and three PCI-Express x1 lanes. Samples of the Kontron COMe-cCT6 are available now. Series production will start in June.
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.
Freescale Semiconductor introduced the Qorivva 32-bit MPC5676R microcontroller. The new multicore automotive MCU features 6 MB of on-chip flash memory, 384 KB of on-chip RAM, three enhanced timing processor units (eTPU), 64-channel 12-bit analog-to-digital converter, CAN and FlexRay communications systems, on-chip hardware for knock detection processing. The 90nm Freescale Qorivva MPC5676R microcontrollers make it easier for automotive designers to improve engine efficiency and reduce exhaust pollution. The MPC5676R MCU is ideal for a variety of powertrain control applications, including diesel, gasoline and natural gas engines and hybrid electric and plug-in electric vehicles. Evaluation kits and samples will be available in January 2012.
CommAgility introduced the AMC-2C6616 and AMC-2C6670 AdvancedMC modules. The AMC-2C6616 features the TI TMS320TCI6616 System-on-Chip (SoC) base station, and is ideal for LTE wireless base station applications, including development, trials and final deployment in the field. The AMC-2C6670 is based on the TI TMS320C6670 digital signal processor (DSP), and is ideal for high-performance applications in the mission critical, including public safety and defense, medical and high-end imaging and test and automation and other multicore high performance applications. The AMC-2C6616 and AMC-2C6670 will be sampling in January 2011.
MIPS Technologies announced the MIPS32 1074K Coherent Processing System (CPS). The new processor is a fully-synthesizable multicore IP that approaches production frequencies of 1.5 GHz in 40nm G process. The MIPS 1074K CPS will be available in October 2010. Two initial versions of the 1074K CPS will be available: the MIPS32 1074Kc CPS, which provides a coherent processing system using base integer cores, and the MIPS32 1074Kf CPS, which includes a floating point unit (FPU) in each core.
Freescale Semiconductor announced the QorIQ P5 64-bit Power Architecture platform. The P5 platform features the e5500 core and is ideal for high-end control and data plane applications in networking, enterprise storage, security appliance, data center and aerospace/defense markets. The single-core 64-bit P5010 and the dual-core 64-bit P5020 processors will be the first products in the new QorIQ P5 communications platform. Simulated models of the P5020 and P5010 are expected in July 2010. Initial samples are planned for Q4 2010, and qualification is expected in 2H 2011.
Express Logic introduced ThreadX/SMP RTOS for the MIPS32 1004K Coherent Processing System (CPS). ThreadX/SMP is an enhanced version of ThreadX. It provides synchronous multicore support that preserves real-time responsiveness called Real-Time SMP. ThreadX/SMP enables developers to take advantage of the performance boost of sharing the processing load over the multiple processor cores of the 1004K CPS while maintaining the real-time responsiveness critical to demanding embedded applications. ThreadX/SMP is available in full source code form, royalty-free, with project license prices starting at $15,500.
GE Intelligent Platforms introduced the IMP3A, which is a 3U CompactPCI single board computer. The IMP3A SBC features the latest dual core QorIQ processor technology from Freescale. The IMP3A supports the QorIQ P2010 single core processor and the QorIQ P2020 dual core processor, operating at up to 1.2GHz. Both symmetric and asymmetric processing are supported, enabling engineers to scale performance through either thread-level or application-level parallelism. A typical IMP3A application is a control system onboard a tank, armored vehicle or helicopter.
Netronome rolled out the NFP-3240 network flow processor. The NFP-3240 processor is designed for tight coupling with multicore Intel processors to accelerate network, security and content processing to 40 and 100 Gbps. The NFP-32xx family is available in a range of price and performance options for 10, 40 and 100 Gbps designs. Configuration options span from 16 to 40 cores, operating at 1.0 or 1.4GHz, with optional cryptography support. The NFP-32xx network flow processors are sampling now with general availability in mid-2010. Prices start at $275.