What’s ARM doing in the DSP market?

ARM has not only revolutionised the embedded processor market in a way Intel could not have imagined 20 years ago. It is also changing the very different world of digital signal processing (DSP). Microcontrollers are not designed for real-time processing and so the DSP function has to be added. Texas Instruments first added DSP elements to its microcontrollers back in 1997.DSP added real-time signal process ...

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ADI puts floating point Sharc DSP into the embedded mainstream

Analog Devices (ADI) has introduced a multi-core Sharc DSP device which it believes will remove the power limitations of using floating point DSP for highly determinisitic audio processing. As a result it aims to encourage wider use of floating point DSP in real-time processing applications which currently try to use a system CPU, typically ARM-based processors. To do this ADI has integrated two Sharc DSP c ...

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EnSilica adds DSP to RISC cores

EnSilica has added a 64-bit precision, fully-pipelined MAC unit to its RISC core to deliver the eSi-3260 for audio, sensor hub, motion control and touch screen applications. In addition to 32-bit data, the MAC unit supports dual 16-bit SIMD (single instruction multiple data) multiply and MAC operations. Uniquely, full complex multiplication is also supported, performing four multiplies and two additions per ...

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