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1-GHz DSP Enters Real-Time Apps Mart

Taking aim at real-time applications, such as artificial vision, home media centers, and streaming-media infrastructures, the company's latest digital-signal processor (DSP) boasts of an operating speed of 1 GHz, some 280 MHz faster than its existing record holder. The new DSP employs 90-nm process technology to achieve this level of performance. In terms of applications, the 1-GHz DSP is expected to boost artificial vision applications to the point where visibility will increase from 16 pixels to 1,000 pixels. The digital signal processor also promises to enhance consumer products and applications. One concept is a home media center for viewing high-definition TV on a variety of products including TVs, PCs, and PDAs, with no wires, while simultaneously recording high definition content. Samples of the DSP are expected to be available in the first half of 2004. For further details and pricing, contact TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INC., Dallas, TX. (800) 477-8924, ext 4500.


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