Multi-core DSP Chips
picoChip introduces its next generation of picoArray multi-core processor arrays for next-generation wireless systems. The PC202, PC203 and PC205 are highly integrated DSPs. While the three devices each have different performance and features, they all integrate around 200 or more individual processors onto each die and deliver over 100 GIPs and 25 GMACs. All three products are programmed in standard C or assembler, making them suited to complete software radio systems. Full reference designs are available for WiMAX (both 16d and 16e) and WCDMA (including HSDPA, with upgrade to HSUPA). The PC202 integrates 198 individual DSPs, as well as an ARM 926EJ-S for control and MAC functionality. The PC203 has 248 individual processors and is designed for base station applications where it can support popular wireless communication protocols. Like the PC203, the PC205 has 248 individual DSPs and also includes an ARM 926EJ-S. It is intended for higher-performance stand-alone applications including software-defined radios and high-performance backhaul or mesh nodes.