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TI floating-point DSP available for $5.75

Posted: 29 Sep 2006 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:TMS320C6720? Texas Instruments? DSP? digital signal processor? floating-point DSP?

The TMS320C6720 from Texas Instruments Inc. (TI) is touted to be the lowest-cost floating-point DSP. This device is priced at $5.75 (10,000-unit orders) and runs at 200MHz. It is designed for cost-sensitive applications such as musical instruments, medical, biometrics, radio broadcasting, audio conferencing, instrumentation and industrial applications.

The C6720 DSP is based on the C67x+ DSP core. It is pin-compatible with the TMS320C6722 and TMS320C6726 DSPs, providing a scaleable migration path for developers. The new device has 64KB of on-chip RAM, a 32KB instruction cache, and a 384KB ROM. This ROM is preloaded with DSP/BIOS, a real-time DSP kernel, as well as optimized DSP libraries of commonly used functions. The device also features the flexible dMAX DMA engine, which lifts application performance by significantly off-loading input/output (I/O) processing tasks from the DSP core.

The C6720 DSP is supported by a number of TI development tools including the Code Composer Studio Integrated Development Environment (IDE). It is also supported by development kits such as the Lyrtech Professional Audio Development Kit (PADK), which enables developers to evaluate the C672x DSP generation for audio applications.

TMS320C6720 DSPs are sampling immediately. The PADK also is also already available, with prices starting at $1,995.

- Kenton Williston
DSP DesignLine

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Related Datasheets
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? TMS320C6720 TMS320C6727B, TMS320C6726B, TMS320C6722B, TMS320C6720 Floating-Point DSPs (Rev. D) EDA - IC Design



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