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StarCore Digital Signal Processors


Freescale's digital signal processors, built on StarCore technology, offer high-performance programmable devices for baseband, aerospace, defense, medical and test and measurement markets. We have designed the StarCore DSP portfolio to provide customers with fully scalable and flexible solutions to get to market faster. Combine that with the low power and low cost of the StarCore DSPs and they are the ideal solution for your next design.

Our QorIQ Qonverge platform is based on a common architecture and integrates communications processing, StarCore digital signal processing and acceleration technologies into a single system-on-chip. Advanced process technology and exceptional integration allow the convergence of multiple functions traditionally performed on separate FPGAs, ASICs, DSPs and processors to be incorporated on a single device and are targeted for small to large cell base stations, voice and video, industrial, factory automation, power and aerospace and defense applications.

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StarCore Digital Signal Processors


  • Multicore DSPs
    • MSC8122: Quad Core 16-bit DSP with Ethernet 
    • MSC8126: Quad Core 16-bit DSP with Ethernet, TCOP and VCOP 
    • MSC8152: High-Performance Dual-Core DSP 
    • MSC8154: High-Performance Quad-Core DSP 
    • MSC8154E: High-Performance Quad-Core DSP with Security 
    • MSC8156: High-Performance Six-Core DSP 
    • MSC8156E: High-Performance Six-Core DSP with Security 
    • MSC8157: MSC8157 Broadband Wireless Access DSP 
    • MSC8252: High-Performance Dual-Core DSP 
    • MSC8254: High-Performance Quad-Core DSP 
    • MSC8256: High-Performance Six-Core DSP 
  • Single-Core DSPs
    • MSC8151: High-Performance Single-Core DSP 
    • MSC8251: High-Performance Single-Core DSP 
  • Cost-Efficient DSPs
    • MSC7116: Cost-Efficient 16-bit DSP with DDR Controller and 10/100 Mbps Ethernet MAC 
    • MSC7119: Cost-Efficient 16-Bit DSP with DDR Controller and 10/100 Mbps Ethernet MAC 
    • MSC8113: Tri-Core DSP 

StarCore Digital Signal Processors by Application

  • QorIQ Qonverge B3421 SoC

    QorIQ Qonverge B3421 Baseband SoC

    The newest member of the QorIQ Qonverge platform family, the B3421 SoC provides customers with a highly-integrated solution for large enterprise picocell and metrocell base station applications. The B3421 SoC leverages hardware and software architecture allowing designers to maximize performance, build future-proof base stations and accelerate time to market. The device is best in class and includes 64-bit, dual-thread Power Architecture® CPU cores, performance leading StarCore DSP cores with DFE accelerators to provide the best performance and power for small cell base stations.

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  • Connected Intelligence

    Bringing Intelligence to the Internet of Things

    Our broad portfolio of MCUs, digital networking processors and sensors is helping make our world smarter, greener and safer.

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  • QorIQ Qonverge Platform

    QorIQ Qonverge B4420 Baseband Processor

    The QorIQ Qonverge platform portfolio now includes the B4420 baseband processor targeted for the metrocell base station market—completing our portofolio of scalable multimode products from small to large cells. The QorIQ Qonverge B4420 processor offers high throughput, support for LTE, LTE-Advanced and WCDMA (HSPA+) standards and simultaneous multimode operation for up to 250 users.

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