The NXP® MSC8101 Integrated Digital Signal Processor (DSP) is the first member of the family of DSPs based on the SC140 DSP core. This versatile chip integrates on a single device the high-performance StarCore® SC140 four-ALU (Arithmetic Logic Unit) DSP core along with 512 KB of on-chip memory, a Communications Processor Module (CPM), a 64-bit 60x-compatible system bus, a flexible System Integration Unit (SIU), and a 16-channel DMA engine. With its four ALU core, the MSC8101 can execute up to four multiply-accumulate (MAC) operations in a single clock cycle. The MSC8101 CPM is a 32-bit RISC-based communications protocol engine that can network to Time-Division Multiplexed (TDM) highways, Ethernet, and Asynchronous Transfer mode (ATM) backbones. The MSC8101 60x-compatible bus interface facilitates its connection to multi-master system architectures. The large on-chip memory, 512 KB, reduces the need for off-chip program and data memories. The MSC8101 device offers 1500 MMACS performance using an internal 300 MHz clock with a 1.6 V core and independent 3.3 V input/output (I/O).
The MSC8101 device targets applications requiring very high performance, very large amounts of on-chip memory, and such networking capabilities as:
- Third-generation wideband wireless infrastructure systems
- IP Telephony systems
- Multi-channel modem banks
- Multi-channel xDSL
All documentation for the MSC8101 is now available not only on the Web but also in hard copy from the NXP Literature Distribution Center.
Development Tools NOTE:
For information on the compiler, linker, assembler tools that have been developed for StarCore products, click on "Related Links" and visit the vendor site.
Design Tools NOTE:
A library of software modules and MSC8101 device driver examples is available to accelerate bringing products to market.
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