Analog Devices TigerSHARC Processor Delivers Industry's Highest DSP Performance

Analog Devices ADSP-TS101S

At 2.4 GMACs and 1.8 GFLOPs TigerSHARC offers 35% higher floating-point performance than closest competitor.

Analog Devices announced its ADSP-TS101S TigerSHARC® processor is released to production operating at an industry-leading 2.4 billion multiply accumulates per second (GMACS) and 1.8 billion floating-point operations per second (GFLOPS). This positions ADI's TigerSHARC processor as offering the highest floating-point and fixed-point DSP performance available. Targeted at numerous signal processing applications that rely on multiple processors working together to execute computationally-intensive real-time functions, ADI's TigerSHARC processor is well-suited to video and communication markets, including the 3G cellular and broadband wireless base stations, as well as defense, medical imaging, industrial instrumentation.

At a 300 MHz clock rate, the ADSP-TS101S offers the DSP industry's best 1.8 GFLOPS and 2.4 GMACS 16-bit fixed-point performance as well as a 32-bit floating-point 1024 complex FFT time of 32.9 microseconds. The ADSP-TS101S offers a complete set of on-chip features such as a large 6Mbit internal memory, 14-channel zero-overhead DMA engine, and 1.8 Gbyte I/O throughput.

About ADI's TigerSHARC Processor

ADI's TigerSHARC processor offers the best-in-class performance in terms of MACs and FLOPS delivered per watt, per dollar and per square inch of PCB space. The processor embodies a breakthrough static superscalar architecture that boasts native support of 1-, 8-, 16-, and 32-bit fixed-point and floating-point data types on a single chip. TigerSHARC processor's two types of integrated multiprocessing support (link ports and a cluster bus) enable glueless scalability and unmatched I/O performance. The 32/64-bit cluster interface enables scaling of up to eight devices into a DSP system without the need for bridge chips or supporting logic. In turn, the link ports provide a high bandwidth point-to-point multiprocessing connection that is complementary to the cluster multiprocessing.

Pricing and Availability

A complete set of TigerSHARC processor documentation, along with ADI's VisualDSP++TM integrated development tools, is available today enabling all aspects of DSP hardware and software development. ADI's TigerSHARC processor is currently available and priced at $199 per unit in 10,000 unit quantities and can be ordered under the part number ADSP-TS101SAB2-100. The operating range is -40C to 85C Tcase.

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