TI introduces $1.95 DSP and $55 development kit


Texas Instruments (TI) opened order entry for the new
TMS320C553x ultra-low-power DSPs, enabling developers to add sophisticated
signal processing to consumer audio and voice applications, portable medical
equipment, biometric security, voice-activated home automation and flow meters
at an unprecedented price.


The C553x DSPs offer the lowest price DSP in the industry
starting at $1.95 and are supported by the $55 C5535 eZdsp development kit. The
DSPs also offer up to two times lower active power consumption and up to six
times lower standby power consumption than the nearest DSP competitor.


“It won’t be long before cost-sensitive audio
applications offer same-room voice clarity and surround-sound functionality,
your fingerprint will give you access to your home and workplace, and your
voice will activate your garage door,” said Matt Muse, general manager,
C5000 ultra-low-power DSP business unit, TI.  


These advancements can be achieved with real-time signal
processing. With TI’s new C553x ultra-low-power DSPs, developers can add
sophisticated digital signal processing to devices at the price point of a
microcontroller and at the lowest active and standby power consumption rate in
the industry. This enables superior consumer audio solutions with low BOM cost
and long battery life.


TI offers a free software framework for USB audio class
and human interface device (HID) applications, enabling quick and easy
implementation of real-time, reliable audio systems such as headsets, speakers
and voice recorders.


With this extensive software, developers can build
solutions that will plug into a USB port, generate full duplex audio and allow
control of audio volume via a USB HID interface.


Customers can migrate between the C553x DSPs and also to
the software-compatible C5515, C5514, C5505 and C5504 ultra-low-power DSPs to
rapidly create multiple unique end products that maximize R&D investment
and existing software base.


In addition, devices within the C553x DSP generation are
also pin-to-pin compatible, enabling easy scalability to add varying
functionality to a customer’s product portfolio.


Texas Instruments recently announced the launch
of its mobile app for the Apple iPhone and Android-powered smartphones, making
it the first semiconductor supplier to offer both a mobile app and a
mobile-optimized website for designers to explore the company’s portfolio of
products and system solutions.


The app, which is free on both platforms, allows users to
search for TI products using a TI part number or that of a competitor, or
browsing by product family to view descriptions, specifications, features, and
pricing information.


By Telecomlead.com Team
[email protected]


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