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Digital signal processors

The leader in DSPs with a broad, scalable portfolio of easily programmable devices.

Our programmable digital signal processor (DSP) solutions enable the most optimal compute processing platform for embedded real-time signal processing applications.  Our DSPs range from low-power single core processors to multicore and DSP + Arm SoCs supporting a wide, scalable range of signal processing needs.

DSPs are at the center of embedded solutions

Built for real-time, deterministic processing

DSPs outperform general purpose processors for time critical applications.

  • Architecturally designed to excel at mathematical operations and data movement.
  • Real-time OS support provides event response times as low as 10ns specialized instructions to do complex processing in a single cycle.
  • Deterministic processing with optional cache use and DMAs that schedule data movement.
Precise, deterministic architecture
Precise, deterministic architecture
DSP performance comparison
Performance comparison

High performance

Highest performance floating point DSPs in the industry.

  • Our C66x DSP core delivers 32 GMACs and 16 GFLOPS per core at 1 GHz.
  • Our C66x DSP core has the highest floating point BDTImark2000™ score in the industry. Learn more about BDTI benchmarks.
  • C6678 at 160 GFLOPS, 320 GMACs at 1.25 GHz
  • 66AK2H12 at 200 GFLOPS, 400 GMACs at 1.4 GHz.
  • Easy-to-access performance with optimized processing libraries, optimizing C compiler and OpenMP/OpenCL support.

Power efficient

Our DSPs excel in performance-to-power ratio.

  • Industry’s lowest active power solution : < 0.20mW/MHz.
  • Our SoCs deliver > 12GFLOPs/W at the application level.
  • Integration with Arm® and peripherals saves power, cost, and board space.
Power efficient cores
Full range of power efficient cores


DSPs enable applications from sensors to servers.

  • C6678 DSP at 160 GFLOPS, 320 GMACs at 1.25 GHz.
  • Scalable portfolio of DSP products from low power to high performance.
  • Pin compatible devices available within processor families.
  • Single core solutions support applications ranging from sensors and wearables to portable radios.
  • Multicore solutions excel all the way up to servers with high-speed interfaces and efficient internal fabrics allowing many devices to work together effectively.

Easily programmable

Quickly create differentiated products with our comprehensive suite of programming and debug tools.

  • Free software development kits (SDKs) with libraries and codecs.
  • Single SDK for many DSPs for easy development and migration.
  • Highly optimized compiler for high performance with C code.
  • Multiple O/S options and support for OpenCL and OpenMP.
DSP easily programmable