SAN JOSE, Calif. Stream Processors Inc. (SPI) has rolled out what the company calls the industry's highest-performing digital signal processor (DSP).
Dubbed the Storm-1 SP16HP, the device provides a cost-effective, C-programmable alternative to FPGA and multi-DSP designs in digital imaging, video and wireless infrastructure applications.
The SP16HP provides 112 GMACs (16-bit) or 448 GOPS (8-bit) of compute performance in a single chip with a power-efficiency of less than 0.1 mW per MMAC.
''Many developers today have resorted to PCs to run their high-end signal processing applications because they are unfamiliar with multi-DSP or FPGA coding methodologies,'' said Bill Dally, Stanford professor and SPI co-founder, in a statement. ''SPI allows these users to move to an embedded platform using familiar C-programming tools and accelerate their application performance with lower power consumption."
Priced at $149 in quantities of 10,000 units, the SP16HP-G220 device is currently sampling with full production in the third quarter of 2007. The chip is housed in a 31- x 31-mm flip chip ball grid array (FCBGA) package and is implemented in 130-nm standard CMOS process.