Arlington, Mass. SURF Communication Solutions says it's leveraging Texas Instruments' new low-cost TMS320C6421 and TMS320C6424 digital signal processors (DSPs) to promote the development of open architecture, multimedia processing solutions for SMBs. Surf's voice, video, fax, modem processing solutions, based on TI's TMS320C642x DSPs, are said to provide excellent cost-performance for iPBX and enterprise telecom applications.
Surf has integrated TI's new DSPs into its advanced mezzanine card (AMC), PCI Express card, EVM development kit and chip-level multimedia processing products to support the development of enterprise media gateways and iPBX systems that deliver audio, video, fax and modem over mobile, wireline and wireless networks. (Click here for a review of TI's TMS320C6424 DSP.
Some of the key benefits Surf gains by integrating the C6424 DSP into its products include a 50 percent reduction in the price per channel, and support for densities up to 60 voice over IP ports or 16 video over IP ports. This makes the C6424 DSP a suitable solution for scalable enterprise gateway applications because it allows simultaneous processing of all these transmission types on the same DSP at the lowest cost per channel, according to the company.
Both the SurfRider/AMC mezzanine card and the SurfExpress/PCIe board feature a modular plug-in that carries up to four pairs of DSPs, such as the C6424. The resulting total of eight DSPs per board makes them suitable for converged distribution of audio and video for enterprise and iPBX applications.
Surf is exhibiting at the TI Developer Conference at booth #608 in the Exhibition Hall, March 7-9 in Dallas, Texas. The company is a member of the TI DSP Third Party Network.
Surf Communication Solutions, 1-866-644-3379, www.surf-com.com