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.
Wind River introduced version 6.8 of the VxWorks real-time operating system (RTOS) for embedded systems. VxWorks 6.8 features improvements in multicore support and fundamental operating system features, decreased time-to-market while lowering costs, and improved quality for device manufacturers. VxWorks 6.8 is available now worldwide as part of VxWorks Edition 3.8.
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.
MontaVista Software announced new Market Specific Distributions (MSDs) for MontaVista Linux 6. The new MSDs offer support for industrial automation, automotive, Android, portable multimedia devices, and multicore networking applications. All the new MSDs will be available this quarter and support processors from Cavium, Freescale, Intel, and Texas Instruments. Current roadmap calls for similar market focused releases each quarter.