The NXP® MSC8103 Integrated Digital Signal Processor (DSP) is based on the SC140 DSP core. This versatile chip integrates on a single device the high-performance StarCore® 140 (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 MSC8103 can execute up to four multiply-accumulate (MAC) operations in a single clock cycle. The MSC8103 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 MSC8103 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 MSC8103 device offers 1200 MMACS performance using an internal 300 MHz clock with a 1.6 V core and independent 3.3 V input/output (I/O).
The MSC8103 device is very similar to the MSC8101; the MSC8101 documentation listed on this page will be helpful to MSC8103 developers. The MSC8103 device uses the MSC8101 tools listed on this page.
The MSC8103 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
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 MSC8103 products to market.
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