Monday, May 9, 2005

Freescale Ships 90nm Multi-Core Programmable DSPs in Volume

Freescale, the No. 2 supplier of programmable digital signal processors (DSPs), announced volume production of its multi-core programmable DSP on 90 nanometer (nm) process technology.

Freescale's 90nm devices integrate four StarCore DSP cores onto a single die, effectively quadrupling performance. With four cores running at 500MHz and delivering 2GHz combined performance, these multi-core DSPs are targeted at computation-intensive infrastructure applications. Examples include radio network controllers (RNCs), packet telephony media gateways, video multi-conferencing units and high-speed downlink packet access (HSDPA) support for base stations. The processing power of the Freescale devices also enables the convergence of software-driven applications by offering video, voice, fax and modem capabilities on a single platform.

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