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DSP takes the mutlicore road

Posted: 12 Mar 2007 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:Texas Instruments? multicore? DSP? Texas Instruments Developer Conference? Forward Concepts?

The DSP market is moving towards multicore solutions in order to solve a host of new problems.

At present, Texas Instruments Inc., the leader in the DSP market, fields a six-core solution. In February, TI introduced two multicore DSPs for wireless infrastructure, including a six-core product.

"The next 25 years of digital signal processing technology will literally integrate hundreds of processors on a single chip to conceive applications beyond our imagination," said Mike Hames, senior VP for TI.

In his keynote remarks to open the 5th annual Texas Instruments Developer Conference, Hames envisions a world where clothing can alert you of medical problems, autonomous vehicles will communicate with each other to warn of upcoming delays, security systems identify friend or foe and react accordingly and portable media devices give you remote access to every electronic device and piece of data you own.

Will Strauss, president of industry analyst firm Forward Concepts, projects the DSP market will experience a 12 percent compound annual growth rate over the next five years. "DSP technology is poised to deliver advancements far greater than those of the first 25 years and will make the world safer, smarter and more connected than ever before," Strauss said.

-Mark Lapedus
EE Times

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