Intel Demonstrates World's Fastest DSP Architecture for Wireless Handheld Devices.Business Editors/High-Tech Writers
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Intel Corporation (company) Intel Corporation - A US microelectronics manufacturer. They produced the Intel 4004, Intel 8080, Intel 8086, Intel 80186, Intel 80286, Intel 80386, Intel 486 and Pentium microprocessor families as well as many other integrated circuits and personal computer networking today demonstrated the world's fastest digital signal processor A digital signal processor (DSP) is a specialized microprocessor designed specifically for digital signal processing, generally in real-time computing. Characteristics of typical Digital Signal Processors
Intel and Analog Devices Analog Devices (NYSE: ADI) is an American multinational producer of semiconductor devices. Analog specializes in ADC, DAC, MEMS, and DSP chips for consumer and industrial goods. Analog is presently designing circuits in the 65 nanometer to 3 µm process feature sizes range. (ADI) jointly developed the MSA and introduced the architecture last December. Under the joint development agreement, both companies are separately developing and marketing products based on this design.
Today marks the first time Intel has publicly demonstrated working silicon of the MSA. It will be part of an integrated baseband chipset announced later this year for cell phones and other handheld devices.
"Demonstrating working silicon with this level of performance and headroom is a tremendous milestone," said Ron Smith Ron Smith may refer to:
System using radio-frequency, infrared, microwave, or other types of electromagnetic or acoustic waves in place of wires, cables, or fibre optics to transmit signals or data. and Computing Group. "The Micro Signal Architecture is a key building block for the Intel(R) Personal Internet Client Architecture (Intel PCA (tool, programming) PCA - A dynamic analyser from DEC giving information on run-time performance and code use. ), and is ideal for processing audio, video, image and voice in next-generation wireless Internet devices."
Tools that help developers build software designed to work with the new DSP device are available now. These include compiler, simulator, debugger and assembler as part of the ADI VisualDSP++(TM) integrated software Separate software components or applications that have been combined into one package. See integrated software package. development environment.
"The joint development's demonstration of functional silicon and development tools brings this breakthrough DSP architecture to a new level of performance," said Jerald Fishman, president and chief executive officer for ADI. "We are redefining high speed, low power and ease of programming for real-time applications."
Details of the MSA
DSPs provide the real-time capability to process voice and image signals in cellular phones, personal organizers, digital cameras and handheld video games. DSPs work alongside microprocessors that run applications in these handheld devices.
This is the first DSP architecture to incorporate Dynamic Power Management capabilities, which deliver dramatic improvement in battery life. Dynamic Power Management supports continuous monitoring of the software running on the architecture, and enables dynamic adjustments of both the voltage and the frequency necessary to optimize the power delivered for a given task.
The architecture has been further optimized to process the bit stream for rich multimedia running on battery-powered equipment. Portable devices with video links, downloadable images, handwriting and speech recognition, and text-to-speech are made possible through tuned instructions that provide up to 10 times the performance of other DSPs.
Intel PCA is a system-level architecture that accelerates development of applications and hardware for next-generation wireless Internet devices. It allows easy integration and expansion of wireless systems using a combination of the world's leading operating systems and global wireless standards. The architecture consists of interchangeable hardware and software building blocks, and enables wireless hardware and software solutions providers to offer a wide range of enhanced wireless offerings across standards, generations and geographies much quicker than today's phones.
About IDF (Intermediate Distribution Frame) A wiring rack located between the MDF (main distribution frame) and the intended end user devices (telephones, routers, PCs, etc.). Cables run from the outside world to the MDF and then to the IDFs. See MDF and wiring rack.
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