For high-end audio it's typically been a choice between Freescale's Symphony, Cirrus Logic's lineup, TI's C6000 or ADI's TigerSharc, but with the OMAP and Blackfin processors getting faster, might they also now be encroaching upon that space and becoming viable options?
When I asked about which you found to be better, OMAP or Blackfin, one of you (see wyonghao's question) asked about the application and if either are good for professional audio.
Now, ordinarily I'd say neither, as professional audio is typically served by floating-point DSPs such as ADI's TigerSharc, TI's 'C6000, or Freescale's Symphony or one from Cirrus Logic's higher-end lineup.
However, the question is still interesting as the application wyonghao is thinking of may not require the high-end performance (read: cost) these processors can offer. That being said, the performance of the OMAP and Blackfin lines continues to increase, though fixed-point processors still lack the floating-point's precision.
So, to help explore this a bit more and see where DSPs are going with regard to audio, I've started a new discussion in our Forum: Which DSP for audio?.
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