TI's Two New Power-Efficient DSPs Enable Thousands of Cost-Sensitive, Portable-Internet Products

- New Low-Cost DSP Sets Price-Performance Benchmark

- New Highly Integrated DSP Reduces System Size and Power By 3X for

PC-Connected Applications



Apr 30, 2001, 01:00 ET from Texas Instruments Incorporated

    HOUSTON, April 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Thousands of applications with demanding
 performance, size, cost and power budgets such as the coming generation of
 hand-held and Internet-enabled multimedia devices will be driven by two new
 code-compatible TMS320C5000(TM) digital signal processors (DSPs) unveiled
 today by Texas Instruments Incorporated (NYSE:   TXN) (TI).  The programmable
 DSPs are the second and third devices in TI's ultra power-efficient
 TMS320C55x(TM) DSP generation of products which set a new standard for power
 dissipation when it was introduced last year.  See
 www.dspvillage.ti.com/c55xnewdspspr for more information.
     (Photo:  http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20010430/DAM013 )
     The TMS320C5502 DSP, the new price-performance leader in TI's programmable
 TMS320C5000 DSP platform, meets the demanding cost and power budgets required
 by today's personal systems, with up to 400 million instructions per second
 (MIPS) of performance at $9.95 in 10,000 volume units.
     The TMS320C5509 DSP is the most highly integrated general-purpose DSP
 tailored to enable a new generation of Internet media entertainment
 appliances, personal medical, personal identification, security, digital still
 cameras, personal video cameras, or any combination of these applications.
 The C5509 DSP has the most comprehensive set of on-board peripherals of any
 DSP, including a USB 1.1 port for direct connection to a PC or other USB host
 device.  Its unparalleled functional integration allows designers of
 battery-operated and PC-connected products to reduce board space and power by
 a factor of three, while supporting most popular removable storage standards
 and multimedia format.
     "TI continues to defend its leadership position with the announcement of
 these two new devices in their TMS320C55x(TM) generation of DSPs," said Will
 Strauss, president of DSP market watcher Forward Concepts.  "The C5502 offers
 excellent performance at a very aggressive price while the C5509 probably has
 more features than any other DSP in the market today."
 
     More Than Leading Edge Silicon
     TI's DSP software and development tools give designers the ability to get
 to market faster and improve development success with easy to integrate
 products that optimize resources.  Both the C5502 and C5509 DSPs are supported
 by TI's eXpressDSP(TM) Real-Time Software Technology, which includes the
 DSP/BIOS(TM) real-time kernel, the TMS320(TM) DSP Algorithm Standard, the Code
 Composer Studio(TM) Integrated Development Environment and interoperable
 software from the industry's largest third-party network.
 
     The Price/Performance Leader for Digital Signal Processing
     The C5502 DSP continues TI's commitment to improve and expand the
 performance range of the TMS320C55x DSP generation while reducing its cost and
 retaining code-compatibility with earlier members of the C5000 platform.
     "In 1999, the C5402 set a new price/performance standard of 100 MIPS at
 six cents/MIP and power dissipation of 0.6 mW/MIP," said Christine Wu, C55x
 DSP product marketing manager.  "Today, the C5502 slashes that standard
 delivering up to four times the performance with 400 MIPS and reducing
 cost/MIP to just 2.5 cents while requiring one-third less power at only
 0.22 mW/MIP.  The C5502 also delivers I/O bandwidth of more than
 500 Mbytes/sec, while consuming less than 90 mW of total power."
     The C5502 DSP is also the first DSP for less than $10 to provide a full
 32-bit external memory interface with bandwidth up to 400 Mbytes/sec and
 support for low-cost SDRAM.  It has 32 Kwords of on-chip Dual Access RAM, a
 Host Port Interface, general-purpose peripherals such as 3 Multichannel
 Buffered Serial Ports, a hardware UART, I2C master/slave port and 76 pins of
 dedicated and multiplexed GPIO.
     The C5502 DSP is similar to the C5510 DSP released last year, so designers
 can begin code development immediately for the C5502 DSP on the
 C5510-evaluation module (EVM) available from TI.  The PCI card-based C5510 EVM
 has 1 Mbyte of SRAM and 1 Mbyte of flash memory, as well as audio codec and
 power management circuitry.
 
     A "System on A Chip" For Portable and PC-Connected and Multimedia Products
     The C5509 DSP is the first DSP to combine the rich peripherals and
 power-efficient performance required by the next generation of hand-held,
 PC-connected, Internet-enabled products.  The C5509 DSP reduces system power
 consumption, board space, parts count and manufacturing cost by performing
 functions typically requiring additional devices.  The result approaches a
 "system on a chip" level, that allows the product it powers to offer more
 features in less space, with an increase in battery life of up to 70 percent
 over previous generation products.
     Providing a complete system solution, the C5509 DSP has 96 Kwords of
 single-access SRAM, 32 Kwords of dual-access SRAM, 32 Kwords of ROM and
 six-channel DMA.  It also offers the widest selection of peripherals designers
 need including:
     --  Onboard USB 1.1 port
     --  Three multi-channel buffered serial ports (McBSPs) for full-duplex
         communication
     --  Watchdog timer
     --  Real-time clock with 32-kHz crystal input and separate power supply
     --  On-chip 10-bit ADC to enable battery monitoring and buttons interfaces
     --  I2C interfaces to microcontrollers and codecs for inter-chip
         communication
     --  6-Channel DMA supporting external transfers
     --  SDRAM, SBSRAM and Asyn Enhanced Memory IF
     --  Enhanced 16-bit Host Port Interface
     --  Two 16-bit general purpose timers
     --  Memory Stick Interface and MMC/SD
 
     The C5509 DSP is the first device to have security features to protect
 intellectual property, including a 64-bit device ID, secure ROM and disconnect
 options for JTAG access.  The C5509 DSP will initially be offered at 144MHz
 (up to 288 MIPS) and will be sampling at 200MHz (up to 400MIPS) in 1Q02.
     The C5509 DSP supports most popular data storage formats, including Memory
 Stick, MultiMedia Card (MMC), and Secure Digital (SD).  "For tomorrow's hand-
 held multimedia applications, TI's extensive third party network provides our
 customers off-the-shelf algorithms including MPEG4 and JPEG video encode and
 decode, MP3, WMA, and other audio encode and decode, voice recognition,
 text-to-speech, and biometrics," said Wu.  "Development tools are available
 for the C5509 today, including evaluation modules and software, complete
 documentation, training and complementary analog components."
 
     TI Offers Broad Portfolio of High Performance Analog Products to Support
 its DSPs
     TI provides power management solutions that are designed with C55x DSPs in
 mind allowing designers to increase revenue by developing products that meet
 the market's needs.  For portable applications, the TPS76915 ultra low power
 linear regulator requires only 17 uA of current and is available in the space
 saving SOT-23 package.  To conserve battery life, the TPS61001 low input
 voltage boost converter enables up to 90 percent efficiency from single and
 dual cell batteries, and the power saving mode improves efficiency at light
 loads for longer battery life.  TI also provides a variety of high performance
 data converters that easily interface with these new DSPs.  For example,
 designers can use the multi-channel, 16-bit, 100ksps ADS8341 and ADS8344
 analog-to-digital converters, and the multi-channel, 12-bit, 200ksps TLV2548
 ADC.  For higher resolution applications, the 24-bit ADS1252 delta-sigma
 analog-to-digital converter is available.
 
     Availability
     Product briefs and data sheets for are available today for both the C5502
 and C5509 DSPs.  Samples of the C5502 DSP will be available in the first
 quarter of 2002 with production in the third quarter of 2002.  Production
 price will be $9.95 (10,000 qty.).  The C5510 EVM is available for a limited
 time at $995 (a $500 savings) exclusively from TI
 (http://www.dspvillage.ti.com/c5510evmpr).  Samples of the C5509 DSP will be
 available in June as well as the C5509 EVM (available from Spectrum Digital, a
 TI third party, for a limited time at $995 -- a $500 savings
 (http://www.spectrumdigital.com).  Production will begin in the first quarter
 of 2002 at a price of $18 (10,000 qty).
 
     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.
 
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    HOUSTON, April 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Thousands of applications with demanding
 performance, size, cost and power budgets such as the coming generation of
 hand-held and Internet-enabled multimedia devices will be driven by two new
 code-compatible TMS320C5000(TM) digital signal processors (DSPs) unveiled
 today by Texas Instruments Incorporated (NYSE:   TXN) (TI).  The programmable
 DSPs are the second and third devices in TI's ultra power-efficient
 TMS320C55x(TM) DSP generation of products which set a new standard for power
 dissipation when it was introduced last year.  See
 www.dspvillage.ti.com/c55xnewdspspr for more information.
     (Photo:  http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20010430/DAM013 )
     The TMS320C5502 DSP, the new price-performance leader in TI's programmable
 TMS320C5000 DSP platform, meets the demanding cost and power budgets required
 by today's personal systems, with up to 400 million instructions per second
 (MIPS) of performance at $9.95 in 10,000 volume units.
     The TMS320C5509 DSP is the most highly integrated general-purpose DSP
 tailored to enable a new generation of Internet media entertainment
 appliances, personal medical, personal identification, security, digital still
 cameras, personal video cameras, or any combination of these applications.
 The C5509 DSP has the most comprehensive set of on-board peripherals of any
 DSP, including a USB 1.1 port for direct connection to a PC or other USB host
 device.  Its unparalleled functional integration allows designers of
 battery-operated and PC-connected products to reduce board space and power by
 a factor of three, while supporting most popular removable storage standards
 and multimedia format.
     "TI continues to defend its leadership position with the announcement of
 these two new devices in their TMS320C55x(TM) generation of DSPs," said Will
 Strauss, president of DSP market watcher Forward Concepts.  "The C5502 offers
 excellent performance at a very aggressive price while the C5509 probably has
 more features than any other DSP in the market today."
 
     More Than Leading Edge Silicon
     TI's DSP software and development tools give designers the ability to get
 to market faster and improve development success with easy to integrate
 products that optimize resources.  Both the C5502 and C5509 DSPs are supported
 by TI's eXpressDSP(TM) Real-Time Software Technology, which includes the
 DSP/BIOS(TM) real-time kernel, the TMS320(TM) DSP Algorithm Standard, the Code
 Composer Studio(TM) Integrated Development Environment and interoperable
 software from the industry's largest third-party network.
 
     The Price/Performance Leader for Digital Signal Processing
     The C5502 DSP continues TI's commitment to improve and expand the
 performance range of the TMS320C55x DSP generation while reducing its cost and
 retaining code-compatibility with earlier members of the C5000 platform.
     "In 1999, the C5402 set a new price/performance standard of 100 MIPS at
 six cents/MIP and power dissipation of 0.6 mW/MIP," said Christine Wu, C55x
 DSP product marketing manager.  "Today, the C5502 slashes that standard
 delivering up to four times the performance with 400 MIPS and reducing
 cost/MIP to just 2.5 cents while requiring one-third less power at only
 0.22 mW/MIP.  The C5502 also delivers I/O bandwidth of more than
 500 Mbytes/sec, while consuming less than 90 mW of total power."
     The C5502 DSP is also the first DSP for less than $10 to provide a full
 32-bit external memory interface with bandwidth up to 400 Mbytes/sec and
 support for low-cost SDRAM.  It has 32 Kwords of on-chip Dual Access RAM, a
 Host Port Interface, general-purpose peripherals such as 3 Multichannel
 Buffered Serial Ports, a hardware UART, I2C master/slave port and 76 pins of
 dedicated and multiplexed GPIO.
     The C5502 DSP is similar to the C5510 DSP released last year, so designers
 can begin code development immediately for the C5502 DSP on the
 C5510-evaluation module (EVM) available from TI.  The PCI card-based C5510 EVM
 has 1 Mbyte of SRAM and 1 Mbyte of flash memory, as well as audio codec and
 power management circuitry.
 
     A "System on A Chip" For Portable and PC-Connected and Multimedia Products
     The C5509 DSP is the first DSP to combine the rich peripherals and
 power-efficient performance required by the next generation of hand-held,
 PC-connected, Internet-enabled products.  The C5509 DSP reduces system power
 consumption, board space, parts count and manufacturing cost by performing
 functions typically requiring additional devices.  The result approaches a
 "system on a chip" level, that allows the product it powers to offer more
 features in less space, with an increase in battery life of up to 70 percent
 over previous generation products.
     Providing a complete system solution, the C5509 DSP has 96 Kwords of
 single-access SRAM, 32 Kwords of dual-access SRAM, 32 Kwords of ROM and
 six-channel DMA.  It also offers the widest selection of peripherals designers
 need including:
     --  Onboard USB 1.1 port
     --  Three multi-channel buffered serial ports (McBSPs) for full-duplex
         communication
     --  Watchdog timer
     --  Real-time clock with 32-kHz crystal input and separate power supply
     --  On-chip 10-bit ADC to enable battery monitoring and buttons interfaces
     --  I2C interfaces to microcontrollers and codecs for inter-chip
         communication
     --  6-Channel DMA supporting external transfers
     --  SDRAM, SBSRAM and Asyn Enhanced Memory IF
     --  Enhanced 16-bit Host Port Interface
     --  Two 16-bit general purpose timers
     --  Memory Stick Interface and MMC/SD
 
     The C5509 DSP is the first device to have security features to protect
 intellectual property, including a 64-bit device ID, secure ROM and disconnect
 options for JTAG access.  The C5509 DSP will initially be offered at 144MHz
 (up to 288 MIPS) and will be sampling at 200MHz (up to 400MIPS) in 1Q02.
     The C5509 DSP supports most popular data storage formats, including Memory
 Stick, MultiMedia Card (MMC), and Secure Digital (SD).  "For tomorrow's hand-
 held multimedia applications, TI's extensive third party network provides our
 customers off-the-shelf algorithms including MPEG4 and JPEG video encode and
 decode, MP3, WMA, and other audio encode and decode, voice recognition,
 text-to-speech, and biometrics," said Wu.  "Development tools are available
 for the C5509 today, including evaluation modules and software, complete
 documentation, training and complementary analog components."
 
     TI Offers Broad Portfolio of High Performance Analog Products to Support
 its DSPs
     TI provides power management solutions that are designed with C55x DSPs in
 mind allowing designers to increase revenue by developing products that meet
 the market's needs.  For portable applications, the TPS76915 ultra low power
 linear regulator requires only 17 uA of current and is available in the space
 saving SOT-23 package.  To conserve battery life, the TPS61001 low input
 voltage boost converter enables up to 90 percent efficiency from single and
 dual cell batteries, and the power saving mode improves efficiency at light
 loads for longer battery life.  TI also provides a variety of high performance
 data converters that easily interface with these new DSPs.  For example,
 designers can use the multi-channel, 16-bit, 100ksps ADS8341 and ADS8344
 analog-to-digital converters, and the multi-channel, 12-bit, 200ksps TLV2548
 ADC.  For higher resolution applications, the 24-bit ADS1252 delta-sigma
 analog-to-digital converter is available.
 
     Availability
     Product briefs and data sheets for are available today for both the C5502
 and C5509 DSPs.  Samples of the C5502 DSP will be available in the first
 quarter of 2002 with production in the third quarter of 2002.  Production
 price will be $9.95 (10,000 qty.).  The C5510 EVM is available for a limited
 time at $995 (a $500 savings) exclusively from TI
 (http://www.dspvillage.ti.com/c5510evmpr).  Samples of the C5509 DSP will be
 available in June as well as the C5509 EVM (available from Spectrum Digital, a
 TI third party, for a limited time at $995 -- a $500 savings
 (http://www.spectrumdigital.com).  Production will begin in the first quarter
 of 2002 at a price of $18 (10,000 qty).
 
     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.
 
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     All trademarks and registered trademarks are the property of their
 respective owners.
 
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