||TI establishes the first DSP University Program, designed to support universities interested in digital signal processing technology. TI's support helps move digital signal processor study from Ph.D. and Masters level to undergraduate course curricula in universities across the country.|
||TI introduces its first programmable general-purpose digital signal processor (DSP) to market - the TMS32010 DSP - operating at five million instructions per second (MIPS). It was ideal for modems and defense applications.|
||TI is the first manufacturer to introduce a second generation of DSPs by disclosing the TMS320C2x.|
||TI manufactures first DSP using CMOS process technology.
TI takes the lead in DSP support by setting up the industrys first DSP technical hotline. Other support includes the industrys first PC-based development tools and the first support information service accessible via modem.
TI encourages other companies to supplement the TI DSP development tools family.
||The first consumer toy to use DSP is Worlds of Wonder "Julie Doll," using TI's TMS320C17 for voice recognition.
TI publishes its first DSP textbook, Digital Signal Processing Applications with the TMS320 Family.
||TI introduces the industrys first floating-point DSP - the TMS320C3x. High-performance applications demanding floating-point performance include voice/fax mail, 3-D graphics, bar-code scanners and video conferencing audio and visual systems.
The worlds first DSP-based hearing aid uses TIs TMS320C1x DSP.
||TI introduces highest performance fixed-point DSP generation in the industry, the TMS320C5x, operating at 28 MIPS. The C5x delivers two to four times the performance of any other fixed-point DSP. Targeted to the industrial, communications, computer and automotive segments, the C5x DSPs are used mainly in cellular and cordless telephones, high-speed modems, printers and copiers.|
||TI offers the first DSP C-source debugger and optimizing ANSI C tools.
TI discloses the second floating-point generation, the TMS320C4x, the first DSP architecture designed for the construction of higher performance systems using parallel digital signal processing. Applications include 3-D graphics, digital base stations and other high-speed communication applications, virtual-reality simulators, image processing for MRI and CT medical imaging systems and speech recognition.
TI creates the industrys first DSP Starter Kit - the C2x DSK, a DSP tool that allows designers to experiment with and use DSPs for real-time digital signal processing without a large investment.
||TI announces the first DSP to cost less than $5 in single quantities. This price for the C1x is comparable to 16-bit microcontrollers, but DSPs provides five to ten times the performance.
TI is the first to offer core-based DSP design with customizable DSP (cDSP). cDSP provides a higher level of DSP system integration with faster time-to-market.
TI sponsors the first Educators Conference for DSP educators and researchers.
||DSPs become one of the fastest growing segments within the automobile electronics market. The math-intensive, real-time calculating capabilities of DSPs provide future solutions for active suspension, closed-loop engine control systems, intelligent cruise control radar systems, anti-skid braking systems and car entertainment systems. Cadillac introduces the 1993 model Allante featuring a TI DSP-based road sensing system for a smoother ride, less roll and tighter cornering.|
||TI publishes its second DSP textbook, "A Simple Approach to Digital Signal Processing."
TI creates the TMS320 Software Cooperative, the industrys first comprehensive DSP software package, containing more than 100 off-the-shelf third-party digital signal processing algorithms for applications including speech, image, motor control and telecommunications software. The package provides quick access to the algorithms designers need to evaluate products using DSPs.
||TI unveils the industrys highest performance DSP ever with two billion operations per second (BOPS) performance, ten times that of any other DSP. The TMS320C80 is the first commercially available single-chip processor to combine multiple parallel DSPs and a RISC processor onto one chip. The C80 enables real-time, full-duplex interactive videoconferencing, imaging systems, fuzzy logic industrial control, PC sound cards and noise cancellation. More than 65 U.S. patent applications are filed for C80 technology advancements.
TI creates the highest performance DSP Starter Kit - the C5x DSK, at $99 each. It enables designers who are new to DSP technology to experiment with and use a DSP for real-time digital signal processing without a large initial investment.
TI introduces the first video CD chipset, which provides the manufacturers of home entertainment systems such as CD-based movie players, video games and karaoke systems, with the industrys first complete integrated solution for a full-motion video (FMV) subsystem for these video CD applications.
cDSP technology enables the first uniprocessor DSP hard disc drive (HDD) from Maxtor Corp. - the 171-megabyte PCMCIA Type III HDD. By replacing a number of microcontrollers, drive costs were cut by 30 percent while battery life was extended and storage capacity increased. In 1994, more than 95 percent of all high performance disk drives with a DSP inside contain a TI TMS320 DSP.
TI teams with U.S. Robotics to cut costs and speed modem product development. Joint patents are filed for the first solution to PCMCIA interface integrated with USRs modem chipset.
||TI is the first to bridge the gap between fixed- and floating-point DSPs price/performance with the TMS320C32, priced at less than $10 in high volume and run at 40 million floating-point operations per second (MFLOPS).
TI develops the first DSP Elite Lab program to award the most distinguished electrical engineering programs with DSP tools and technical support.
TI introduces the TMS320C2xx generation for high-performance, low-cost fixed-point design for applications like feature-phones, power-line monitors, modems and security systems. (Delivering 40 MIPS for less than $5 in high volume). The C2xx generation makes a total of eight DSP generations in the TMS320 family, the largest DSP product offering from any supplier.
TI launches two different DSPs, the TMS320C545 and the TMS320C546, to provide the first single DSP solutions for next-generation cellular phone standards. TI is also licensing the industrys first software for half-rate GSM.
TI introduces the industrys most highly integrated DSP, the TMS320C82, with a performance of more than 1.5 BOPS. The C82 DSPs are applied in cellular base stations, motor control, digital camcorders and video disk players, digital satellite system, and modems.
TI sponsors an expanded version of the regional DSP design contests - the first-ever worldwide university contest of its type, the TI DSP Solutions Challenge. More than 230 engineering teams worldwide enter to win a grand prize of US$100,000.
TI implements the first On-Line DSP Lab, an electronic laboratory for testing TI digital signal processing applications design and development tools on the worldwide web. TI also launches , and the first WWW DSP hotline, the 320 Hotline on-Line.
TI produces the first DSP CD-ROM in conjunction with Electronic Engineering Times.
||TI discloses plans to release the TMS320C54x DSP generation to the mass market at 66, 80 and 100 MIPS performance.
TI discloses the industrys first widely available (volume production) DSP with on-chip flash memory - the TMS320F206.
TI increases its DSP fab capacity with announcement of a new, $2 billion DMOS6 fabrication facility to be built in Dallas primarily for the manufacturing of DSPs.
TI gives a $7 million cash grant to Houston-based Rice University, the largest corporate donation ever made for DSP research to a private university.
TI is the first to win 1996 IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers) Corporate Innovation Award specifically for technical excellence in the design and application of DSPs.
TI establishs the Jack Kilby IEEE award recognizing accomplishment in DSP. The award is named after TI engineer Jack Kilby, the inventor of the integrated circuit.
TI introduces the first digital telephone answering device (DTAD) processors, which enable true full-duplex speakerphone, caller ID on call waiting and double the message recording time of digital answering machines up to 28 minutes. TI is also one of the first to develop DTAD processors that offer advanced speech compression software and interface directly to a new memory known as NAND flash.
TI creates the first DSP floating-point Starter Kit - the TMS320C3x DSK.
TI's cDSP technology enables Seagate, one of the worlds largest hard disk drive (HDD) maker, to develop the first mainstream 3.5-inch HDD to adopt a uniprocessor DSP design, integrating logic, flash memory, and a DSP core into a single unit. The T320C2xLP TI cDSP replaces five discrete devices, achieving cost savings compared to previous solutions, improving performance and reducing power consumption.
TI introduces TMS320C24x, industrys first DSP specifically designed to improve system performance, lower system cost, and reduce component count in digital motor and motion control (DMC) systems. The C24x provides optimized motor-control configurations with the integration of an event manager on-chip for applications such as heating and air conditioning systems.
By 1996, more than 170 third parties offer hardware and software tools for TMS320 DSPs.
||TI introduces the TMS320C6x DSP, the worlds most powerful DSP generation, performing at 1600 MIPS/200MHz and delivering 10 times the performance of typical DSPs.
TIs DSP solution enabled the industrys first-available 56Kbit modem with one of the worlds largest modem manufacturers, US Robotics. The TMS320 DSP modem chipset enables the fastest Internet access over standard phone lines for state-of-the-art modem technology via US Robotics x2 technology.
TI announces the successful demonstration of the industrys first programmable DSP that operates at 1-volt and below while performing all the functions of a standard commercial DSP.
TI is the first DSP vendor to introduce a standard application program interface (API) to make the TMS320 DSP family easier to program, monitor, and debug.
By 1997, more than 200 universities worldwide teach digital signal processing courses at all levels.
TI opens the Kilby Center, an advanced research facility, named after Jack S. Kilby, the integrated circuit inventor.
TI establishes a $100 million capital venture fund to accelerate the DSP market and a $25 million university research fund to stimulate the development of DSP applications at universities worldwide.
TI discloses technology for the TMS320C67x core of floating-point DSPs -- the industry's first processor to cross into the 1-GFLOPS performance range.
||Introduces the industry's first Real-Time Data Exchange (RTDX) development tools capability, an innovative analysis technology that enhances the speed and accuracy of DSP application debugging and saves developers time to market.
Announces the TMS320C6701, the world's highest-performing floating-point DSP, operating at 1 billion floating-point operations per second (1 GFLOPS) at 167 megahertz (MHz).
Introduces the industry's first DSP with on-chip flash memory, the TMS320F240, targeted at motor, motion and process control.
Introduces Code Composer Studio, the industry's first open, integrated DSP software development environment capable of reducing DSP coding time by up to 50 percent or more.
Announces the industry's first DSPs, the TMS320C549 and TMS320C5410, to pack 115 mW at 100 MIPS and up to 64K words of on-chip SRAM into an ultra-small package, the microStar™ BGA (Ball Grid Array), measuring 12 X 12 X 1.4mm.
Breaks price/performance barriers for DSP-based embedded systems by
introducing the TMS320C6202, capable of executing 2000 MIPS, and the
TMS320C6211, delivering 1200 MIPS and offering unprecedented performance
||Introduces the industry's first DSP-based printer solution, xStream DSP Technology, that gives users the ability to print complex layouts with multiple color graphics and images in seconds rather than minutes.
Announces the TMS320VC33, the industry's first $5 floating-point DSP available, and the TMS320C6711, the first floating-point DSP with an innovative 2-level cache memory architecture for outstanding floating point price/performance and low-cost.
Ships the industry's first digital baseband product with transistor feature sizes of 0.15-micron Effective or 0.18 drawn.
Provides the industry's first PCI-to-DSP bridge device that connects multiple DSPs to the PCI bus with no additional glue logic.
Announces the industry's first 1.2-volt TMS320C54x catalog DSP that extends the battery life for applications such as cochlear implants, hearing aids and wireless and telephony devices.
Introduces the industry's fastest DSP, the TMS320C6203, which runs at 300 megahertz, executes at 2400 MIPS and packs the largest amount of memory on any single-core DSP.
Announces the industry's first DSP-optimized, analog-to-digital converter (ADC) with on-chip first-in, first-out memory (THS1206) that allows for more efficient communication of data between the ADC and a DSP.
Introduces six new TMS320C24x DSPs that deliver twice as much performance per dollar than any motor controller in the market and enables Technosoft, a TI third party, to announce a 'C24x motor controller with complete, ready-to-use motor and motion control software pre-loaded in on-chip memory.
Provides the first complete DSP-based solution, for the secure downloading of music off the Internet onto portable audio devices, with Liquid Audio Inc., the Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits and SanDisk Corp.
Announces that SANYO Electric Co., Ltd. will deliver the first Secure Digital Music Initiative (SDMI)-compliant portable digital music player based on TI's TMS320C5000 programmable DSPs and Liquid Audio's Secure Portable Player Platform (SP3).
Announces the industry's first open DSP software environment, eXpressDSP Real-Time Software Technology, designed to enable an expected tenfold increase in DSP applications.
Teams with Telogy Networks to introduce the industry's first integrated silicon and software chipset solution for Internet Protocol (IP) Phones.