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Digital Signal Processor (DSP Only) for Client-Side Telephony

Digital Signal Processor (DSP Only) for Client-Side Telephony - TMS320C54CST

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The 54CST are based on an advanced modified Harvard architecture that has one program memory bus and three data memory buses. These processors provide an arithmetic logic unit (ALU) with a high degree of parallelism, application-specific hardware logic, on-chip memory, and additional on-chip peripherals. The basis of the operational flexibility and speed of these DSPs is a highly specialized instruction set.

Separate program and data spaces allow simultaneous access to program instructions and data, providing a high degree of parallelism. Two read operations and one write operation can be performed in a single cycle. Instructions with parallel store and application-specific instructions can fully utilize this architecture. In addition, data can be transferred between data and program spaces. Such parallelism supports a powerful set of arithmetic, logic, and bit-manipulation operations that can all be performed in a single machine cycle. These DSPs also include the control mechanisms to manage interrupts, repeated operations, and function calls.


  • On-Chip ROM
    • 128K × 16-Bit Configured for Program Memory
    • Contains 14 TMS320™ DSP Algorithm Standard Compliant Telephony Algorithms
  • 40K x 16-Bit On-Chip RAM Composed of Five Blocks of 8K × 16-Bit On-Chip Dual-Access Program/Data RAM
  • CST Software in ROM:
    • Data Transfer (Modem up to V.32BIS 14400 bps)
    • Telephony Signals Processing (DTMF, CPTD, Caller ID)
    • Voice Processing (Echo Canceller, G726, VAD, CNG, AGC)
  • Configurable in Either:
    • Chipset Mode: Stand-Alone Telephony/Data Modem (ROM-Only Code Execution)
    • Flex Mode: Code Execution From RAM, ROM, or External.
  • Advanced Multibus Architecture With Three Separate 16-Bit Data Memory Buses and One Program Memory Bus
  • 40-Bit Arithmetic Logic Unit (ALU) Including a 40-Bit Barrel Shifter and Two Independent 40-Bit Accumulators
  • 17- × 17-Bit Parallel Multiplier Coupled to a 40-Bit Dedicated Adder for Non-Pipelined Single-Cycle Multiply/Accumulate (MAC) Operation
  • Exponent Encoder to Compute an Exponent Value of a 40-Bit Accumulator Value in a Single Cycle
  • Data Bus With a Bus Holder Feature
  • Extended Addressing Mode for 8M × 16-Bit Maximum Addressable External Program Space
  • Enhanced External Parallel Interface (XIO2)
  • Single-Instruction-Repeat and Block-Repeat Operations for Program Code
  • Block-Memory-Move Instructions for Better Program and Data Management
  • Instructions With a 32-Bit Long Word Operand
  • Instructions With Two- or Three-Operand Reads
  • Arithmetic Instructions With Parallel Store and Parallel Load
  • Conditional Store Instructions
  • Fast Return From Interrupt
  • On-Chip Peripherals
    • Software-Programmable Wait-State Generator and Programmable Bank-Switching
    • On-Chip Programmable Phase-Locked Loop (PLL) Clock Generator With External Clock Source
    • Two 16-Bit Timers
    • Six-Channel Direct Memory Access (DMA) Controller
    • Two Multichannel Buffered Serial Ports (McBSPs)
    • 8/16-Bit Enhanced Parallel Host-Port Interface (HPI8/16)
    • Universal Asynchronous Receiver/ Transmitter (UART) With Integrated Baud Rate Generator
    • Integrated Direct Access Arrangement (DAA) Module
  • Power Consumption Control With IDLE1, IDLE2, and IDLE3 Instructions With Power-Down Modes
  • CLKOUT Off Control to Disable CLKOUT
  • On-Chip Scan-Based Emulation Logic, IEEE Std 1149.1 (JTAG) Boundary Scan Logic
  • 144-Pin Ball Grid Array (BGA) (GGU Suffix)
  • 144-Pin Low-Profile Quad Flatpack (LQFP) (PGE Suffix)
  • 8.33-ns Single-Cycle Fixed-Point Instruction Execution Time (120 MIPS)
  • 3.3-V I/O Supply Voltage
  • 1.5-V Core Supply Voltage

All trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
TMS320 is a trademark of Texas Instruments.
IEEE Standard 1149.1-1990 Standard-Test-Access Port and Boundary Scan Architecture.
NOTE: This data manual is designed to be used in conjunction with the TMS320C54x™ DSP Functional Overview (literature number SPRU307).
TMS320C54x is a trademark of Texas Instruments.


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