The Freescale digital signal processor (DSP) portfolio includes StarCore technology and the Symphony family of audio processors that bring speed and power to variety of applications including baseband, communications, audio, consumer, medical, aerospace, defense, industrial control and test and measurement. Our digital signal controller (DSC) technology combines, on a single chip, the processing power of a DSP and the functionality of an MCU.
Our highest performance programmable DSP families based on StarCore technology offering up to six cores running at 1.2 GHz. These devices are targeted for the baseband, aerospace, defense, medical and test and measurement markets.
The DSP56K family of Digital Signal Processors are designed to meet the demands of embedded DSP applications needing low power consumption, high processing capability with low price points. With a balance of audio peripherals and 24-bit precision, the Symphony family of devices are used in applications ranging from virtual surround headsets to audio amplifiers and complex sound mixing consoles.
Freescale DSC technology's combination of DSP speed with MCU control makes it the ideal solution for industrial control, motion control, home appliances, general purpose inverters, smart sensors, advanced lighting, fire and security systems, switched-mode power supply power management, and medical monitoring applications. These flexible 16-bit devices are particularly well suited for electric motor control and have significantly impacted the home appliance market, spawning quieter and more energy efficient washing machines and dishwashers, for example.