Freescale rolls new tool for Symphony audio DSPs -

Freescale rolls new tool for Symphony audio DSPs


SAN JOSE, Calif., — Freescale Semiconductor has developed a new tool set for its Symphony line of audio digital signal processors (DSPs). The tool suite, dubbed Symphony Studio, features an integrated development environment (IDE), based on the open-source Eclipse platform. The tool set supports Freescale's recently announced Symphony multi-core DSP5672x family, as well as the company's established DSP56300 family of devices.

The tool set supports legacy parallel port JTAG debug tools as well as USB JTAG tools. Future enhancements to the tool suite are expected to include support for third party plug-ins.

Freescale customers can upgrade to Symphony Studio at no cost. Symphony Studio is expected to sample to beta engineering customers in May 2007. The commercial release is planned for later in the year.

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