TI's dual-core processor brings real-time DSP performance to RISC developers

Houston, Tex. - Giving RISC-based developers the benefits of the real-time performance and power-efficiency required for next-generation multimedia-enhanced applications, Texas Instruments unveiled the dual-core OMAP5910 embedded processor.

08/12/2002


Houston, Tex . - Giving RISC-based developers the benefits of the real-time performance and power-efficiency required for next-generation multimedia-enhanced applications, Texas Instruments unveiled the dual-core OMAP5910 embedded processor. This processor combines in a single device the real-time processing capabilities and low power consumption of TI's TMS320C55x DSP core, the flexibility and scalability of a TI-enhanced ARM925 microprocessor and ease of use through an optimized interprocessor communication mechanism.

The OMAP5910 enables embedded developers to program using familiar development environments by supporting leading operating systems such as Accelerated Technology Nucleus PLUS, Microsoft Windows CE.net, Linux, Wind River VxWorks, and TI's DSP/BIOS real-time scalable kernel. The built-in interprocessor communication mechanism eliminates the need for developers to program the RISC and DSP independently, reducing programming time and complexity.

Designers can draw upon the tools and resources of 400 third parties developing applications for TI's TMS320C5000 DSP platform, and a number of leading software developers from TI's OMAP Developer Network to quickly deliver multimedia-rich applications and services to the market. The OMAP platform is also supported by eXpressDSP software and development tools, including the Code Composer Studio for OMAP integrated development environment and a complete portfolio of eXpressDSP-compliant algorithms from TI's third-party network.


Control Engineering Daily News Desk
Gary A. Mintchell, senior editor,
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