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when are these dsp cores introduced to market?

Started by Unknown November 27, 2007
Hi,
    I hope to find when the dsp cores from TI, ADI, and Freescale are
introduced to market? I searched the internet, but haven't found the
useful information.
For TI, it seems that it first introduced C62x of C6000 seires to
market in 1999. C64, C64+ and C67?
For ADI,  blackfin was introduced to market in 2003?
For Freescale, when was SC140 introduced to market?
I hope to learn the history of DSPs from these three companies.

Thanks
Jogging
joggingsong@gmail.com wrote:
> Hi, > I hope to find when the dsp cores from TI, ADI, and Freescale are > introduced to market? I searched the internet, but haven't found the > useful information. > For TI, it seems that it first introduced C62x of C6000 seires to > market in 1999. C64, C64+ and C67? > For ADI, blackfin was introduced to market in 2003? > For Freescale, when was SC140 introduced to market? > I hope to learn the history of DSPs from these three companies. > > Thanks > Jogging
How far back did you want to go? IIRC, ADI introduced the ADSP2100 (the Blackfin/Sharc ancestor) in about 1986. TI had the TMS320C25 back then (and the TMS320C10 before that), and Motorola (now Freescale) had the 56000. AT&T had the DSP16A. But DSP's go back further than my own experience with them: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Digital_signal_processor#History -- Jim Thomas Principal Applications Engineer Bittware, Inc jthomas@bittware.com http://www.bittware.com (603) 226-0404 x536 A pessimist sees the glass as half-empty. An optimist sees it as half-full. An engineer sees it as oversized by 74%, allowing for a 15% margin of error.

joggingsong@gmail.com wrote:

> Hi, > I hope to find when the dsp cores from TI, ADI, and Freescale are > introduced to market?
What do you mean by "introduced" ? Whitepaper publication? Samples available to public? Shipment in the production quantities? There could be several years between those dates.
> I searched the internet, but haven't found the > useful information.
Useful for what? Vladimir Vassilevsky DSP and Mixed Signal Design Consultant http://www.abvolt.com
On Nov 27, 7:31 am, joggings...@gmail.com wrote:
> Hi, > I hope to find when the dsp cores from TI, ADI, and Freescale are > introduced to market? I searched the internet, but haven't found the > useful information. > For TI, it seems that it first introduced C62x of C6000 seires to > market in 1999. C64, C64+ and C67? > For ADI, blackfin was introduced to market in 2003? > For Freescale, when was SC140 introduced to market? > I hope to learn the history of DSPs from these three companies. > > Thanks > Jogging
It seems that you want to trace DSP evolution back to the 80s. If the company websites don't have this data, then you will have to reconstruct it from more web research. The info is out there.
Jim Thomas wrote:
> joggingsong@gmail.com wrote: >> Hi, >> I hope to find when the dsp cores from TI, ADI, and Freescale are >> introduced to market? I searched the internet, but haven't found the >> useful information. >> For TI, it seems that it first introduced C62x of C6000 seires to >> market in 1999. C64, C64+ and C67? >> For ADI, blackfin was introduced to market in 2003? >> For Freescale, when was SC140 introduced to market? >> I hope to learn the history of DSPs from these three companies. >> >> Thanks >> Jogging > > How far back did you want to go? > > IIRC, ADI introduced the ADSP2100 (the Blackfin/Sharc ancestor) in about > 1986. TI had the TMS320C25 back then (and the TMS320C10 before that), > and Motorola (now Freescale) had the 56000. AT&T had the DSP16A. But > DSP's go back further than my own experience with them: > > http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Digital_signal_processor#History
That site is pretty accurate, but misses the key stage before 1978, when AMD was the king of DSP, with its excellent AM29xx and AM295xx bit slice range. Some might not count those, as they were typically not used to build programmable machines - though we built microcoded systems with them. However, they were the first serious coherent family of building blocks for DSP, and were widely used in military and telecoms systems. Plenty of TTL and ECL was used to construct DSP platforms before the AMD devices, but in very ad hoc ways. Steve
On Nov 27, 11:27 pm, Vladimir Vassilevsky <antispam_bo...@hotmail.com>
wrote:
> joggings...@gmail.com wrote: > > Hi, > > I hope to find when the dsp cores from TI, ADI, and Freescale are > > introduced to market? > > What do you mean by "introduced" ? Whitepaper publication? Samples > available to public? Shipment in the production quantities? > > There could be several years between those dates. > > > I searched the internet, but haven't found the > > useful information. > > Useful for what? > > Vladimir Vassilevsky > DSP and Mixed Signal Design Consultanthttp://www.abvolt.com
Thanks, Vladimir I think maybe the applications determine the architecture of DSPs. I hope to relate the architectures of DSPs to the applications. Jogging
On Nov 27, 11:27 pm, Vladimir Vassilevsky <antispam_bo...@hotmail.com>
wrote:
> joggings...@gmail.com wrote: > > Hi, > > I hope to find when the dsp cores from TI, ADI, and Freescale are > > introduced to market? > > What do you mean by "introduced" ? Whitepaper publication? Samples > available to public? Shipment in the production quantities? > > There could be several years between those dates. > > > I searched the internet, but haven't found the > > useful information. > > Useful for what? > > Vladimir Vassilevsky > DSP and Mixed Signal Design Consultanthttp://www.abvolt.com
The high end applications of DPSs are video and wireless. Now I work on video. When C64 and blackfin are introduced, latest standards such as H.264 haven't been finalized. When a new application emerges, which requires higher performance, for some DSP vendors, they can enhance their architectures of cores. But for other DSP vendors, to enhance their architectures of cores is not enough. Maybe a new core architecture is needed. Jogging