Tensilica announced their imaging and video dataplane processor. The IVP DSP architecture supports very high-quality image and video capture using advanced single-frame and multi-frame processing. The IP core supports increasing sensor resolutions. The IVP DPU is available for broad licensing now. The core is ideal for the complex image/video signal processing functions in mobile handsets, tablets, digital televisions (DTV), automotive, video games and computer vision based applications.
Tensilica announced their HiFi Mini DSP IP core. According to the company, the digital signal processor core is the smallest, lowest power DSP IP core supporting always listening voice trigger and speech command modes. The HiFi Mini DSP IP core will be available in March 2013. The core is ideal for smartphones, tablets, appliances, and automotive applications.
qaqadu event gmbh announced a DSP training course. The title of the class is Digital Signal Processing Theory, Algorithms and Architectures. The DSP course will take place November 6 to 8, 2012 in Munich, Germany (instructions will be presented in English). All attendees will receive electronic and printed versions of the teaching materials. A DVD containing all the simulation models used during the course will also be distributed. The class is ideal for all engineering, marketing and technical management staff.
Texas Instruments announced the Audio Capacitive Touch BoosterPack, which is based on the C5000 ultra-low-power digital signal processor (DSP). The C5000 ultra-low-power DSP-based Audio Capacitive Touch BoosterPack is a plug-in board for the MSP430 LaunchPad development kit. The TI Audio Capacitive Touch BoosterPack is available now for a one-time promotional price of $30 USD for the next 30 days (normally priced at $34.99).
Tensilica introduced their ConnX BBE32UE digital signal processor IP core. The ConnX BBE32UE DSP core is ideal for baseband SOC (system-on-chip) designs. Coupled with Tensilica Baseband Dataplane processors (DPUs), the new core can help engineers realize a fully software programmable, flexible modem for LTE-Advanced user equipment category 7 PHY (Layer 1) in less than 200mW (28 nm HPL process). The ConnX BBE32UE is available now for early access customers. General product release is planned for the third quarter of 2012.
Tensilica introduced the HiFi 3 audio/voice digital signal processor intellectual property core for system-on-chip design. HiFi 3 DSP has an 80% increase in performance for the FFT (fast Fourier transform), FIR (finite impulse response), and IIR (infinite impulse response) math functions that are essential in audio pre- and post-processing. In addition, there’s a performance improvement of over 150% for most voice codecs compared to HiFi EP. The HiFi 3 has been delivered to lead customers. General availability will be in March.
Analog Devices will be conducting another webinar tomorrow (October 12). The online seminar will describe the basics of Digital Signal Processing and DSP architectures, the heart of the signal chain. The title of the webcast is Fundamentals of Designing with Semiconductors for Signal Processing Applications: DSP and Embedded Processing. The ADI webinar will take place at 12:00 pm EDT.
Texas Instruments introduced the TMDX5502EZDSP and TMDX5509EZDSP development tools for C5502 and C5509A digital signal processors. The TI eZdsp development tools are credit card sized and do not require cables. The C5502 eZdsp development tool features a range of integrated peripheral devices, an XDS100v2 emulator, a complete version of CCS IDE v4 and access to chip support, optimized DSP, image and telecom library with source code. In addition to the features of the C5502 tool, the C5509A eZdsp development tool also includes a USB1.1 slave port and a microSD card slot. The TMDX5502EZDSP is available now for $89 (USD) and the TMDX5509EZDSP is priced at $99 and is also available now.
AXISLib-AVX, from GE Intelligent Platforms, is a set of DSP and math libraries. AXISLib-AVX is a VSIPL Core 1.0 library with over 600 high performance digital signal processing and vector mathematical functions. It is ideal for real-time embedded signal processing applications like ISR (Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance). AXISLib-AVX can operate in a standalone mode or as an integral software module within the AXIS Advanced Multiprocessor Integrates Software environment.
Synopsys introduced their new DesignWare Sonic Focus Stereo and Stereo HD (High-Definition) IP. The Sonic Focus Stereo IPs enable system-on-chip (SoC) designers and original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) to enhance audio quality and deliver an immersive audio experience for a broad range of low power, DSP-based consumer electronics devices. The new Sonic Focus Stereo IP solutions are ideal for low-power DSP and cost-effective embedded stereo audio applications. The Synopsys DesignWare Sonic Focus Stereo IP solutions are available now.