DSP Board the Size of a Coin
30 x36 mm Multi-Chip Module Sets the Standard for Ultra-Small DSP/FPGA Boards
Ithaca, NY---Traquair Data Systems, Inc. announces the availability of the ultra-compact UC1394a-1 multi-chip module in a general-purpose embedded DSP configuration, with supporting EVM-Kits for DSP and embedded image processing applications. It provides developers with what is quite literally a DSP board the size of a coin, with a programmable DSP processor, FPGA, 400 MBit/second FireWire communications and a host of I/O capabilities, all in a tiny 30 x 36 mm 116-pin surface mount PLCC package.
The internal architecture provides developers with numerous programmable capabilities in an exceptionally small, ready to use package. It is easily integrated within small form factor board designs and provides extensive I/O capabilities for integrating application specific hardware with the on-board TMS320C5509 DSP processor (up to 400 MIPS) and 50 kGate Spartan-II FPGA.
The on-board FireWire interface is capable of streaming data at up to 32 MBytes/second, and can be used to establish a high bandwidth serial communications link with PCs or other embedded equipment. It is also optionally supported by FireWire camera frame capture software, allowing image data to be captured then processed by the on-board DSP and FPGA resources. The additional I/O capabilities are numerous, including RS-232, USB, McBSP, I2C, JTAG, integral analog to digital conversion for four analog inputs, and user configurable digital I/O.