Multicore TMS320C6678 DSP performance for voice, video, image processing, telecoms and stepper control applications

Loughborough, UK, 2nd October 2013 - CommAgility today announced the AMC-2C6678L, a high performance processing board in the mid-size Advanced Mezzanine Card (AMC) format.

With 16 DSP cores and shared memory, the new module is ideal as a DSP accelerator or front end processor in AdvancedTCA systems, where it can provide the horsepower required for a range of high performance applications including image sensor processing, voice/video, telecoms and stepper control. The AMC-2C6678L is also well suited to use in MicroTCA chassis, or standalone with suitable power and cooling.

The module includes two of the latest Texas Instruments TMS320C6678 fixed- and floating-point octal core DSPs, which run at 1.25 GHz core speed, giving a combined performance of 320 GFLOPS and 640 GMACS.4GB of high bandwidth DDR3-1600 SDRAM is provided as standard, with 2GB for each DSP. A separate 128MB of flash memory is also included, which can be used to store DSP boot code.        

Available software includes full board support libraries for the DSPs, and an IP stack with Telnet/TFTP for Ethernet-based board control and upgrade. 3L Diamond is available for additional control and management of multiple tasks across all 16 DSP cores. Additional debug support is provided via on-board serial port connectors, plus RS-232 and JTAG debug via the CommAgility AMC-BB Debug Breakout Board.

The new module is a mid-size, single width PICMG AMC.0 R2.0 AMC. Further customisation is possible in volume, to enable the best technical and commercial fit to a customer application.

The AMC-2C6678L is available now. For pricing, please contact CommAgility.

About CommAgility:
CommAgility is a leading manufacturer of signal processing AMC modules for wireless and other signal processing applications, combining flexible interfaces including analogue RF, the latest Texas Instruments DSPs and Xilinx FPGAs, and high bandwidth on and off-card communications using Serial RapidIO and Ethernet. Customers around the world use CommAgility products to develop a wide range of high performance applications, and recent designs include test equipment, trial systems and base stations for a wide range of wireless standards especially WiMAX, LTE and LTE Advanced.

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