The TS-P36N includes a Xilinx Virtex-II FPGA (XC2V1000 to XC2V3000) that can also be used to provide a high-speed digital interface with the choice of I/O configurations. Since one of the key advantages of a DSP is its ability to move large amounts of data quickly, high-speed input/output ports are essential for efficient operation so as not to starve the DSP of data or cause it to wait unnecessarily. The FPGA can also be used to further accelerate algorithms and ensure that even more DSP processing is available by off-loading compute intensive tasks as often found with decoders.
Mon, 05/06/2002 - 7:16am
Transtech DSP announces the TS-P36N, a multi-DSP board using Analog Devices' new 250 MHz ADSP-TS101S (TigerSHARC® DSP). The TS-P36N is a PCI format card that features four DSPs and 128 Mbytes SDRAM, coupled to a Xilinx Virtex-II FPGA for algorithm acceleration and a fast 64-bit/66 MHz PMC interface for high-speed data input/output. Capable high performance processing and fast I/O, the TS-P36N is well suited to third generation telecommunications, software radio, radar, sonar and imaging applications.