Tech news tagged ‘dsp’

TI adds three-phase power capability to Piccolo DSP

Texas instrument’s is aiming at solar inverters, motor controls, and digital power supplies with an upgrade to its Piccolo family of DSP/CPUs.

Called F2807x, it adds three phase capability with: three 12bit 3.1Msample/s ADCs instead of one, and three 12bit DACs, where there were none. Also…

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New energy efficiency rules will change motor control design

Motor control is becoming the power industry’s fastest changing technology area. The reason for this is the requirement to improve energy efficiency from the millions of motors which are used in our homes, factories and cars.

New developments in motor controller design, current sensing and control algorithms will be…

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Microsemi expands audio DSPs

Microsemi has announced a family of DSP chips.

Called Timberwolf, it is described as a third-generation DSP architecture designed with a proprietary 4 MAC core, dedicated hardware accelerators, and two independent 16bit DACs in 64pin QFN and 56pin 3×3 CSP packages.

“This field upgradable DSP platform, when combined with…

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Big data opportuntiy for embedded systems firms

Why it is that we are only now starting to appreciate the value of big data and where all this data comes from, asks Matthew Caffrey, general manager at Chesterfield-based embedded systems supplier, DSP Design.

With the advent of the cloud and storage options becoming less expensive, the rush…

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Electronics patent of the month: Anti retail-theft RFID antenna and reader

GPS with an accuracy of 2m has been developed by researchers at Carlos III University in Madrid. The researchers added three gyroscopes and three accelerometers to a conventional GPS system to pinpoint the position of cars in cities to within 2m. Unaided GPS has an accuracy of 50m in cities…

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White space transceiver from Cambridge

Neul has announced its first transceiver chip for ‘white space’ communications in 470-790MHz UHF TV bands. Called Iceni, the chip is intended for secure non-line-of-sight machine-to-machine (M2M) communications. Both 6 and 8MHz channel bandwidths are supported, and “adaptive digital modulation schemes and error correction…

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Electronica: Quad core Cortex-A15 has eight C66x DSPs

Texas instruments has announced a processor combining four of ARM’s most powerful cores with a huge DSP resource. The device, the 66AK2H12, has four 1.4GHz ARM Cortex-A15s and eight 1.2GHz TMS320C66x cores. Together with 18Mbyte of on-chip memory, the firm claims it will deliver 352Gmacs…

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ADI gives SHARC a graphical design tool for audio

Analog Devices has introduced a graphical development tool for audio applications running on its SHARC digital signal processors. The SigmaStudio tool is a programming, development and real-time tuning software environment for SHARC processors uses a library of more than 100 pre-built audio algorithms.

The development tool supports both…

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TI supports OpenMP API on multicore DSPs

Texas Instruments (TI) has announced its first commercially available support for OpenMP application program interface (API) on multicore DSPs.

The OpenMP API is a interface for developing parallel applications in markets such as mission critical, industrial automation, embedded vision, medical imaging, video surveillance, audio and video infrastructure and high performance…

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TI’s 30 year-old DSP story.


It all starts in 1978 with TI’s Speak and Spell toy using a self-contained linear predictive coding speech synthesizer IC which brought DSP to consumers.

  1982 TMS 32010  5MIPS DSP described at ISSCC.

  1984: TMS320C2x 2nd gen device.

  1985: CMOS DSP introduced.

  1987: “Julie Doll,” uses TMS320C17 for…

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