TI's Programmable DSP Takes Home EDN 'Innovation of the Year' Award; Power-Efficient DSP Meets Low-Power/High-Processing Needs

Apr 10, 2001, 01:00 ET from Texas Instruments Incorporated Semiconductor Group

    HOUSTON, April 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Digital signal processing (DSP)
 technology from Texas Instruments (NYSE:   TXN) (TI) was again awarded top
 honors when TI took home the coveted EDN magazine 2000 "Innovation of the
 Year" Award in the DSP category.  The award was given to TI at EDN magazine's
 annual "Innovation of the Year" Awards ceremony held Monday night in San
 Francisco, Calif.
     Selected by public vote among EDN readers across the industry, TI's power-
 efficient TMS320C5510 DSP, www.ti.com/sc/c5510, was recognized as this year's
 truly outstanding DSP product.  The programmable C5510 DSP is based on TI's
 revolutionary TMS320C55x(TM) DSP generation core, which continues the
 TMS320C5000(TM) DSP platform's focus on high performance and smaller code size
 all with low power consumption.  The C55x(TM) DSP generation core uses
 advanced power management techniques to deliver up to 400 million instructions
 per second (MIPS) processing performance with a roadmap of core power
 dissipation as low as 0.05 milliwatts (mW) per MIPS.
     The C5510 DSP is the most power-efficient of any DSP shipping today and is
 ideal for applications requiring high-processing speed, generous on-chip
 memory and low-power consumption.  The C5510 DSP recently topped $200 million
 in design commitments only eight months after its introduction to the market.
     "Effective communications hinge on low-power consumption and the ability
 to add new capabilities to existing technology," said ITT Industries
 Spokesperson John Kirkwood, who has chosen the C5510 DSP for the tactical
 transceivers the company is proposing for the U.S. Department of Defense Joint
 Tactical Radio System.  "TI's DSPs will allow us to meet these criteria."
     The C5510 DSP initially is available at a clock rate of 160 megahertz
 (MHz), or 320 MIPS, with device power consumption of only 80 mW.  Production
 of 200 MHz versions of the C5510 DSP are planned for the second half of this
 year.  TI also plans to offer one-volt versions of the C5510 DSP, with core
 power at a cool 0.05mw/MIPS.
     "TI is committed to code compatibility," said Christine Wu, C5000 DSP
 product marketing manager.  "Customers are preserving their code investment
 and  leveraging the installed base of the world's most prolific DSP platform,
 the TMS320C54x(TM), when designing with the C5510 DSP.  TI also offers
 complementary analog products and unparalleled technical and software support.
     Other recent awards for the C55x DSP generation include Microprocessor
 Report's "Analysts Choice" Award and Internet Telephony's "Product of the
 Year" Award.  The "Innovation of the Year" Award is EDN magazine's exclusive
 awards program dedicated to honoring truly outstanding and innovative
 engineering products in the electronics industry each year.  Award winners are
 selected by the readers of EDN from a list of finalists selected by EDN
 editors.  EDN will feature the winners in its April 26 issue.  Please visit
 EDN's web site at http://www.ednmag.com for further information.
     Texas Instruments Incorporated is the world leader in digital signal
 processing and analog technologies, the semiconductor engines of the Internet
 age.  The company's businesses also include sensors and controls, and
 educational and productivity solutions.  TI is headquartered in Dallas, Texas
 and has manufacturing or sales operations in more than 25 countries.
     Texas Instruments is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the
 symbol TXN.  More information is located on the World Wide Web at www.ti.com
 
     TRADEMARKS
     All trademarks and registered trademarks are the property of their
 respective owners.
 
 

SOURCE Texas Instruments Incorporated Semiconductor Group
    HOUSTON, April 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Digital signal processing (DSP)
 technology from Texas Instruments (NYSE:   TXN) (TI) was again awarded top
 honors when TI took home the coveted EDN magazine 2000 "Innovation of the
 Year" Award in the DSP category.  The award was given to TI at EDN magazine's
 annual "Innovation of the Year" Awards ceremony held Monday night in San
 Francisco, Calif.
     Selected by public vote among EDN readers across the industry, TI's power-
 efficient TMS320C5510 DSP, www.ti.com/sc/c5510, was recognized as this year's
 truly outstanding DSP product.  The programmable C5510 DSP is based on TI's
 revolutionary TMS320C55x(TM) DSP generation core, which continues the
 TMS320C5000(TM) DSP platform's focus on high performance and smaller code size
 all with low power consumption.  The C55x(TM) DSP generation core uses
 advanced power management techniques to deliver up to 400 million instructions
 per second (MIPS) processing performance with a roadmap of core power
 dissipation as low as 0.05 milliwatts (mW) per MIPS.
     The C5510 DSP is the most power-efficient of any DSP shipping today and is
 ideal for applications requiring high-processing speed, generous on-chip
 memory and low-power consumption.  The C5510 DSP recently topped $200 million
 in design commitments only eight months after its introduction to the market.
     "Effective communications hinge on low-power consumption and the ability
 to add new capabilities to existing technology," said ITT Industries
 Spokesperson John Kirkwood, who has chosen the C5510 DSP for the tactical
 transceivers the company is proposing for the U.S. Department of Defense Joint
 Tactical Radio System.  "TI's DSPs will allow us to meet these criteria."
     The C5510 DSP initially is available at a clock rate of 160 megahertz
 (MHz), or 320 MIPS, with device power consumption of only 80 mW.  Production
 of 200 MHz versions of the C5510 DSP are planned for the second half of this
 year.  TI also plans to offer one-volt versions of the C5510 DSP, with core
 power at a cool 0.05mw/MIPS.
     "TI is committed to code compatibility," said Christine Wu, C5000 DSP
 product marketing manager.  "Customers are preserving their code investment
 and  leveraging the installed base of the world's most prolific DSP platform,
 the TMS320C54x(TM), when designing with the C5510 DSP.  TI also offers
 complementary analog products and unparalleled technical and software support.
     Other recent awards for the C55x DSP generation include Microprocessor
 Report's "Analysts Choice" Award and Internet Telephony's "Product of the
 Year" Award.  The "Innovation of the Year" Award is EDN magazine's exclusive
 awards program dedicated to honoring truly outstanding and innovative
 engineering products in the electronics industry each year.  Award winners are
 selected by the readers of EDN from a list of finalists selected by EDN
 editors.  EDN will feature the winners in its April 26 issue.  Please visit
 EDN's web site at http://www.ednmag.com for further information.
     Texas Instruments Incorporated is the world leader in digital signal
 processing and analog technologies, the semiconductor engines of the Internet
 age.  The company's businesses also include sensors and controls, and
 educational and productivity solutions.  TI is headquartered in Dallas, Texas
 and has manufacturing or sales operations in more than 25 countries.
     Texas Instruments is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the
 symbol TXN.  More information is located on the World Wide Web at www.ti.com
 
     TRADEMARKS
     All trademarks and registered trademarks are the property of their
 respective owners.
 
 SOURCE  Texas Instruments Incorporated Semiconductor Group

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