C6000 Power-Optimized DSP

TI C6000 DSPs include a wide range of device choices that deliver the highest performance at the lowest power levels and costs. TI C6000 DSP solutions range from single core C674x to 8xC66x DSP cores.

The C6000x DSP category includes a number of DSP families:

  • C66x – world's fastest floating point DSP core with devices ranging from single core C6654 to octal core C6678 and supporting core speeds up to 1.4GHz
  • C674x – energy efficient floating point DSP with power consumption < 1W
  • C64x – single and multi-core fixed point DSPs with speeds up to 1.2 GHz

TI DSP Advantage

Designed with power efficiency in mind, TI's DSP processors provide the best signal processing per watt in the industry for embedded solutions. The C66x DSP is the world's fastest floating point DSP in the industry and is available from single to octal core for simple scalability across platforms.

For many embedded systems, real-time performance is critical and TI DSPs have a long history of proven real-time enablement. TI's real-time operating system (TI-RTOS) provides low-latency HW and SW interrupts to meet deterministic real-time system performance.

TI DSPs are simple to program with many tools and libraries available to ease development. TI optimized libraries provide access to highly-optimized common math functions with everything from filtering to FFTs to linear algebra. In addition, OpenCL and OpenMP support for multicore homogeneous and heterogeneous programming allow developers to move easily from single core to multicore quickly and easily.

Additional DSP features include:

  • Wide variety of high-speed peripherals
  • Integrated ethernet connectivity
  • Large internal memory
  • Industrial temperature rangesupport
  • Designed for always-on use
  Single Core C674x 1-2 Core C665x 4-8 Core C667x
  C674x DSP C665x DSP C667x DSP
Speed (MHz) 200-456MHz 850MHz-1.25GHz 1GHz-1.4GHz
Up to 3.6 GMACS
Up to 40 GFLOPS
Up to 80 GMACS
Up to 179 GFLOPS
Up to 358 GMACS
Power Consumption (typ.) <0.5W 2W-3.5W 5W-10W
External Memory 16b DDR2/mDDR 32b (LP)DDR3 w/ECC 64b (LP)DDR3 w/ECC
Operating system TI RTOS TI RTOS TI RTOS
Key Features Low power, fixed & floating point DSP, code reuse from C64x/C67x, PRU, pin compatible with OMAP-L138/2, secure boot option High performance, power efficient fixed & floating point; Keystone architecture for enhanced multicore performance; Single and dual C66x core options High performance, power efficient fixed & floating point; Keystone architecture for enhanced multicore performance; Security and Packet acceleration; Single to eight C66x core scalability
Peripherals LCD Controller, USB2, SATA, EMAC, Video in/out, uPP (for high speed data converters) PCIe Gen2, Serial RapidIO, GigE, Hyperlink, Universal Parallel Port PCIe Gen2, Serial RapidIO, GigE with integrated switch, Hyperlink, Telecom Serial Ports
Applications Mobile radio, Currency counter, Biometrics Avionics, Embedded Analytics, Imaging, Machine Vision Machine vision, Radar, Embedded analytics, Multimedia infrastructure, Defense, Imaging
Pricing Starting at $6.30 (1K) Starting at $33.60 (1K) Starting at $79.00 (1K)
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TI C6000 DSP Software Support

TI provides key runtime software components and documentation for ARM + DSP platforms of simplify development. Software Development Kits (SDK) can be downloaded on TI.com for free, and are included with TI EVMs and development kits. SDKs for DSP Processors do not require royalties and include tools, demos, documentation and more. O/S Independent support includes peripheral-specific libraries, drivers, and application examples.

Multicore SDK for C66x DSP

RTOS for C6748 (SYS/BIOS)

Code Composer Studio

TI C6000 DSP Targeted Applications

TI's C6000 DSP solutions provide the perfect foundation for many different applications including:

TI C6000 Training

Free, online training courses for more about KeyStone multicore DSP + ARM and their programmable features, foundational software and tools:

C66x DSP Architecture Overview