Latest News & Updates About DSPs

ADI selects Cortex-M4 and model-based design for motor control

Analog Devices has combined an ARM Cortex-M4 processor and a model-based design platform to address the needs of closed loop motor and solar photo-voltaic (PV) inverter control. The floating-point Cortex-M4 processor core runs at 240MHz and ADI has also integrated a dual 16-bit A…

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640GFLOPS card for image sensor processing

CommAgility’s AMC-4C6678 Advanced Mezzanine Card (AMC) DSP board has four TMS320C6678 fixed- and floating-point octal core DSPs from Texas Instruments running at 1.25GHz. The total aggregated performance is 640GFLOPS and 1,280GMACS. Intended for image sensor processing and stepper control, the AMC-4C6678 has I/O…

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New Scale NSD-1102 Piezo driver ASIC

New Scale Technologies offers the NSD-1102 dedicated piezoelectric motor driver ASIC for its miniature Squiggle micro motors.  The NSD-1102 can drive one or two SQL-1.8 Squiggle motors from a single 2.8 to 5.5 VDC supply. System designers can control two micro motors independently using…

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GE Fanuc mezzanine card for DSP applications

GE Fanuc Intelligent Platforms has introduced a mezzanine card incorporating a Xilinx Virtex-5 FPGA which is designed for digital signal processing (DSP) applications in ground mobile, airborne fixed- and rotary wing and naval applications including radar, sonar, signals intelligence (SIGINT), and image processing. According to Peter Cavill, general manager…

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TI adds to Code Composer IDE for DaVinci

Texas Instruments has announced a new version of its Code Composer Studio Platinum integrated development environment (IDE) with features such as a new unified breakpoint manager and cache visibility tools. There is also a integrated profiling and code coverage, CCStudio v3.3 which improves the analysis of system operation. The…

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Multiprocessor system supports many TigerSHARCs

Analog Devices TigerSHARC based systems specialist BittWare has released a multiprocessor operating environment for TigerSHARC processors. Called Trident, it can be used to code, debug, and optimise applications on multiprocessor, multi-board, and multi-system platforms.  It can support up to 65,000 processors. “The complexities of designing an efficient…

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VC-1 video compression in hardware

Renesas has announced the development of hardware IP supporting a decode function for the VC-1 video compression standard. The IP features the addition of a VC-1 standard compatible decode function to Renesas’ current VPU4 (Video Processing Unit 4) hardware IP enabling encoding and decoding for the MPEG-4…

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TI supports DaVinci with design kit and analyser

Texas Instruments has described a digital video software development kit based on its DaVinci video processing platform   The DSP platform incorporates an ARM CPU and one of the aims of the development kit is to provide support for microprocessor system designers which may not have a high level of DSP…

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