The new 300 MHz DSP is package and pin-out compatible with the 225 MHz C6713 DSP processor, making drop-in replacement straightforward and simple, according to TI. Also, application code can be reused since the new C6713 is code compatible with the TMS320C6711 and other C6713 devices already deployed in the market today. Supporting the C6713 DSP is a C6713 DSP Starter Kit (DSK) that includes TI's comprehensive Code Composer Studio (CC Studio) v2.2 Integrated Development Environment (IDE).
In many performance driven floating point applications, multiple channels of data are processed on the same DSP. The 33% increase in processing power in the newest version of the C6713 will allow customers to add more channels per DSP without having to redesign existing hardware, according to TI.
"Dolby has been cooperating with Lyrtech and Texas Instruments to get the Dolby Digital Professional Encoder ported to the 225 MHz version of the TMS320C6713," said Sabine Jennings, licensing program manager, Dolby. "The addition of the 300 MHz part to the C67x generation will allow our customers to add a stereo encode pair to their end systems without increasing their footprint."
Further enabling developers to develop applications quickly and easily is TI's extensive C67x DSP Library and Fast C67x DSP Run-Time Support Library, which are free and downloadable from the Web and allow designers to develop applications quickly and easily. Additionally, the C67x generation is supported by TI's eXpressDSP software and development tools including the CCStudio v2.2 IDE, DSP/BIOS real-time kernel and a wide range of eXpressDSP-compliant software and hardware from the DSP industry's most comprehensive third-party network.
Housed in a 256-pin, 27mm2 Ball Grid Array (BGA), the C6713-300 DSP is sampling now with volume production in Q2 of 2004. Pricing is $34.29 ( 10K units).