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.