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Multicore Devices Offer 10 GHz DSP with Combined Fixed- and Floating-Point Capabilities

Wed, 01/05/2011 - 11:06am


Reinforcing its commitment to innovations in the high-performance embedded processing space, Texas Instruments Inc. (TI) today unveiled its newest digital signal processors (DSPs), the TMS320C66x generation of devices, including four new scalable C66x processors, delivering the industry's highest performing multicore DSPs. Ideal for applications that demand high-performance and low power, these new C66x DSPs are built with multiple 1.25 GHz DSP cores and deliver the industry's first 10-GHz DSP with 320 GMACs and 160 GFLOPs of combined fixed- and floating-point performance on a single device. TI's new C66x DSP core surpasses the performance of any other DSP in the industry, as seen in the independent BDTI benchmarks, and is the first DSP to achieve the highest scores on both fixed- and floating-point performance. Using TI's C66x multicore DSPs, infrastructure developers can now more easily design integrated, software upgradeable, power and cost-efficient platforms in markets such as mission critical, including public safety and defense, medical and high-end imaging, test and automation, high-performance computing and core networking. The C66x DSPs are based on TI's KeyStone multicore architecture, designed to maximize the throughput of on-chip data flows and eliminate the possibility of bottlenecks, so that developers can fully utilize the vast processing power of the DSP cores. The C66x DSPs include three pin-compatible multicore DSPs in two, four and eight core versions, the TMS320C6672, TMS320C6674 and TMS320C6678 respectively, as well as a four-core communications System-on-Chip (SoC), the TMS320C6670.

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