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Microsemi Rolls Out DSP Platform for Intelligent Processing

05 September 2014

Microsemi Corp. has released its Timberwolf platform of digital signal processors (DSPs) aimed at intelligent processing in the communications, industrial, enterprise, defense and security markets.

The Timberwolf DSP series is a third generation low power, architecture designed with a 4 MAC core, dedicated hardware accelerators and two independent 16-bit DACs. The series can be combined with algorithmic firmware, can enable beam forming, multi-channel acoustic echo cancellation, direction of arrival and far field MIC capabilities. Microsemi said these features can be used for applications such as improved sound quality, automatic speech recognition, sound classification and other intelligent decision-making functions based on sound and intelligent processing.

Roger Holliday, senior vice president and general manager of Microsemi’s Communications Group, said in a statement the Timberwolf DSPS will complement the company’s “overall product portfolio with system solutions in intelligent processing markets to address many new and leading-edge applications such as acoustic intelligence.”

The first few devices – ZL38040, Zl38050, ZL38060 and ZL38080 – are in production now in a 64-pin QFN and 56 pin 3 by 3 CSP packages.

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