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In September, Texas Instruments, Inc. (TI) announced the TMS320C6720 floating-point DSP. Operating at 200 MHz and priced at a modest $5.75 (unless otherwise stated, all prices mentioned in this article are for 10,000 unit quantities), the chip is the latest and least expensive member of
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On September 9th, silicon intellectual property licensor ARC made two related announcements:  It unveiled a new configurable multimedia player subsystem based on its ARC600 family of cores, and announced a new partnership with Chinese silicon foundry Semiconductor Manufacturing
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On June 26th Texas Instruments announced the TAS3108, a new 8-channel audio processor targeting high fidelity home and car audio. The TAS3108's predecessor was a fixed-function filter engine. Customers would specify the filter properties and receive a customized fixed-function chip. With
Say you’ve just developed a new digital signal processing algorithm—a new audio or video codec, for example. The algorithm is intended to be ported to multiple embedded processors, including general-purpose processors (like the ARM9) and digital signal processors (like the Texas
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In June DSP core licensor CEVA announced CEVA-Audio, a licensable audio platform targeting high-volume audio applications such as portable audio players and home entertainment equipment. The CEVA-Audio platform is based on CEVA’s recently announced CEVA-TeakLite-II core. For an overview
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Last week three vendors introduced licensable cores targeting consumer audio applications. In the first of these announcements, MIPS announced the MIPS24KEc, the first core to implement the "DSP ASE" signal-processing instruction-set extensions. (For a discussion of these extensions,
At first glance, measuring processor performance on multimedia applications can seem straightforward. Many multimedia applications are based on published standards and widely available software. For example, MPEG-4 video decompression software is available for most popular processors. Because
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On July 6, the Khronos Group announced OpenMAX, an application programming interface (API) covering a set of basic functions used in graphics, still image, audi o, and video software. For example, OpenMAX will include API calls for video decompression sub-functions like the inverse discrete
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At first glance, measuring processor performance on multimedia applications can seem straightforward. Many multimedia applications are based on published standards and widely available software. For example, MPEG-4 video decompression software is available for most popular processors. Because
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The digital audio product Digital audio products are complex systems, comprised of numerous software and hardware subsystems. If you've already read " Anatomy of a Modern Digital Audio Product " you've seen many of these subsystems and how they work together. At the heart