Floating-point DSP
The model TMS320C6701 digital signal processor (DSP) is both pin- and code-compatible with the company's fixed-point model TMS320C62x DSP, creating a fixed- and floating-point universal platform architecture that enables 100 percent reuse of fixed-point code for faster time-to-market. The company's new mixed-signal data converter connects to the DSP to provide an advanced DSP solution. The IC operates at one billion floating-point operations per second at 167 MHz. This high performance level allows manufacturers to reduce system chip count from as many as 10 DSP chips down to a single TMS320C6701. Price: $196 each (25,000) packaged in a 352-pin ball grid array. Samples will be available in the near future. Volume quantities will be available in the first half of 1999.
Texas Instruments Inc., Semiconductor Group,
Denver, CO
(800) 477-8924, ext. 4500.