University of Washington assesses Texas Instruments DSPs

JANUARY 23--The University of Washington departments of electrical engineering and bioengineering have assessed the performance and suitability of the Texas Instruments (TI) TMS320C64x digital signal processors (DSPs) in video and imaging applications.

JANUARY 23--The University of Washington departments of electrical engineering and bioengineering have assessed the performance and suitability of the Texas Instruments (TI) TMS320C64x digital signal processors (DSPs) in video and imaging applications. A paper to be presented at the Electronics Imaging 2002 Conference outlines 25 computing functions that were created to test the devices, presents the results, and gives an example of how to map an example function (image warping) optimally on the C64x DSP architecture.

The University of Washington found that TI DSPs are suited to video and imaging applications due to a large, multilevel on-chip memory, a number of instructions specific to video and image processing, high clock frequency, and ease of programming. A white paper authored by Yongmin Kim detailing video and imaging on C64x DSPs can be found on the TI Web site at www.ti.com/sc/wdm1210.

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