Texas Instruments released its highest performance DSPs ever yesterday. The TMS320C6416, the TMS320C6415, and the TMS320C6414 run at speeds up to 720MHz, which will help developers enhance applications in wireless infrastructure, telecom, digital video, and imaging with greater channel density, increased functionality, and improved bandwidth.
Code compatible with existing C64x and C62x processors, the three DSPs include 1MB of on-chip memory; a 64-channel enhanced direct memory access controller; three multi-channel buffered serial ports (McBSPs), each of which supports 128 time-division multiplex channels as well as aC97 and IIS audio interfaces; and a 32-bit host port interface.
The C6415 also features a 33MHz, 32-bit PCI interface for inter-processor communications. The processor supports 50MHz Utopia Level II ATM connectivity, which enables high definition video decoding. For digital video head-end infrastructure systems, HD MPEG-2 video transrating can be performed by a single C6415.
The C6416 includes all of the features of the C6415 and adds on-board Viterbi and Turbo coprocessors to improve the channel capacity of third generation wireless basestations.
The DSPs are supported by TI's ExpressDSP tools, as well as off-the-shelf software from the company's third-party network.
The 720MHz C64x DSPS are available now. Their prices are $199 for the C6414, $261 C6415, and $277 for the C6416.