Ithaca, N.Y. - Traquair Data Systems Inc. is offering what it claims is a DSP board that's the size of a coin. The ultracompact UC1394a-1 multichip module in a general-purpose embedded DSP configuration comes with supporting development kits for DSP and embedded image-processing applications.
The unit provides developers with a programmable digital signal processor, FPGA, 400-Mbit/second Firewire communications and a host of I/O capabilities, all in a 30 x 36-mm, 116-pin surface-mount PLCC package.
The internal architecture offers num-erous programmable capabilities in an exceptionally small, ready-to-use package, the company said. 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 50,000-gate Spartan-II FPGA.
The on-board Firewire interface is capable of streaming data at up to 32 Mbytes/s and can be used to establish a high-bandwidth serial communications link with PCs or other embedded equipment.
The interface is optionally supported by Firewire camera frame-capture software, allowing the on-board DSP and FPGA resources to capture and process image data. The additional I/O capabilities include RS-232, USB, McBSP, I2C, JTAG, integral analog-to-digital conversion for four analog inputs and user-configurable digital I/O.
The UC1394a-1 is available now for $500 in quantities of 100 or more. Desktop Development EVM-Kits are available from $3,125.
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