Asic designers make DSP core

Asic designers make DSP core
Richard Ball Asic design house Austria Mikro Systeme (AMS) has developed a DSP core for applications such as coder/decoders, modems and circuits for speech processing. The cores can be tailored to specific applications. Address and data lengths can be modified, along with the number of accumulators and the bit size of the multiplier. This allows the minimum possible amount of silicon area to be used for the core. AMS has an assembler and code simulator for the core, along with a large hand-optimised software function library. Peripherals that can be integrated with the cores include hard-wired filters, fast Fourier transform blocks, A/D and D/A Converters. AMS currently has the cores available in sub-micron processes, with plans to move to below 0.5?m in progress.


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