Applied Micro Circuits (AppliedMicro) introduced the APM 821xx processor. Samples of the AppliedMicro APM821xx single-core system-on-a-chip (SoC) devices are available now. Production quantities are expected in the second quarter. Packaging is in a ROHS compliant, 18mm X 18mm, 345-ball FBGA. Limited sample quantities of the APM821xx family are available at less than $20 for quantities of 10,000 pieces.
The Acadia Vision Processor II, from Sarnoff, is a system-on-a-chip (SoC) with real-time, portable, and low power consumption for embedded systems, vision processing, and control. Acadia II features an integrated ARM11 MPCore, small form factor, and low power. The SoC performs real-time contrast enhancement, stabilization, multi-sensor fusion, and tracking. Acadia II is ideal for portable and wearable vision systems, security and surveillance platforms, manned and unmanned aerial and ground vehicles, border and perimeter protection, and vision-aided GPS-denied navigation.
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.