The TigerSHARC's unique ability to process 1-, 8-, and bit fixed-point as well as floating-point data types on a single chip allows original equipment manufacturers to adapt to evolving telecommunications standards without encountering the limitations of traditional hardware approaches that rely on ASICs, FPGAs, and ASSPs. Having the highest performance DSP for communications infrastructure and multiprocessing applications available, TigerSHARC allows wireless infrastructure manufacturers to continue evolving their design to meet the needs of their target system, while deploying a highly optimized and effective Node B solution that will realize significant overall cost savings. This enables a multiprocessor network exclusively made up of TigerSHARCs without any expensive and power-consuming external memories or logic. Adapts to evolving signal processing demands The TigerSHARC's unique ability to process 1-, 8-, and bit fixed-point as well as floating-point data types on a single chip allows original equipment manufacturers to adapt to evolving telecommunications standards without encountering the limitations of traditional hardware approaches that rely on ASICs, FPGAs, and ASSPs.
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Addressing the requirements of the industry's most demanding signal processing systems, Analog Devices, Inc. Shipping to customers today, the TigerSHARC devices provide designers a new platform on which to build their high-performance and memory-intensive signal processing and imaging applications -- from full software radio implementations in 2G, 2.
In many of these systems the key metric is performance density. That is, performance per dollar, per watt or per square inch of board space that can be achieved by designers who rely on clusters of multiple processors working together to solve their design challenge.
This saves our customers time and board space and creates a software-defined radio platform that can be upgraded or reconfigured using software. This programmability also dramatically lowers product maintenance costs by allowing designers to remotely upgrade systems that are already in the field. New members of the TigerSHARC family set the industry's highest levels of fixed-point and floating-point signal processing performance by achieving 4. This large on-chip memory coupled with internal bandwidth of up to The TigerSHARC Processor core is unique among high-performance signal processors in that it directly supports both fixed and floating-point data types.
The core also supports a unique set of communication and imaging application-oriented instructions, enabling software implementations of functions that were previously available only through ASICs. The TigerSHARC Processor family features two interface types that directly support scalable multiprocessor systems without the need of costly external logic. The cluster bus allows up to 8 TigerSHARC Processors, a host and external memory to share a common bus and a global memory map, allowing for a very simple multiprocessing programming model.
The link ports are very high bandwidth interfaces that allow for point-to-point communication between TigerSHARCs or other devices. Analog Devices provides a complete set of software and hardware development tools that include multiprocessing support. No other processor family provides such a rich feature set that directly supports applications requiring multiple processors. The newly announced TigerSHARC Processors provide a broad range of price and performance points to meet the needs of many different applications.
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TigerSHARC Embedded Processors
In the past three years several multiple data path and pipelined digital signal processors have been introduced into the marketplace. This new generation of DSP's takes advantage of higher levels of integrations than were available for their predecessors. This is the first time that all these techniques have been combined in a real time processor. The TigerSHARC DSP is an ultra high-performance static superscalar architecture that is optimized for tele-communications infrastructure and other computationally demanding applications. Large on-chip memory, extremely high internal and external bandwidths and dual compute blocks provide the necessary capabilities to handle a vast array of computationally demanding, large signal processing tasks. Strictly speaking, the term "DSP" applies to any microprocessor that operates on digitally represented signals. It delivers MFlops 10 to the power 9 floating point operations per second of single precision floating point performance or 3.
TigerSHARC Processor Architectural Features