The TMS320C6203B device is part of the TMS320C62x fixed-point DSP generation in the TMS320C6000 DSP platform. The C62x DSP devices are based on the high-performance, advanced VelociTI very-long-instruction-word (VLIW) architecture developed by Texas Instruments (TI), making these DSPs an excellent choice for multichannel and multifunction applications.
The TMS320C62x DSP offers cost-effective solutions to high-performance DSP-programming challenges. The TMS320C6203B has a performance capability of up to 2400 MIPS at a clock rate of 300 MHz. The C6203B DSP possesses the operational flexibility of high-speed controllers and the numerical capability of array processors. This processor has 32 general-purpose registers of 32-bit word length and eight highly independent functional units. The eight functional units provide six arithmetic logic units (ALUs) for a high degree of parallelism and two 16-bit multipliers for a 32-bit result. The C6203B can produce two multiply-accumulates (MACs) per cycle for a total of 600 million MACs per second (MMACS). The C6203B DSP also has application-specific hardware logic, on-chip memory, and additional on-chip peripherals.
The C6203B device program memory consists of two blocks, with a 256K-byte block configured as memory-mapped program space, and the other 128K-byte block user-configurable as cache or memory-mapped program space. Data memory for the C6203B consists of two 256K-byte blocks of RAM.
The C6203B device has a powerful and diverse set of peripherals. The peripheral set includes three multichannel buffered serial ports (McBSPs), two general-purpose timers, a 32-bit expansion bus (XBus) that offers ease of interface to synchronous or asynchronous industry-standard host bus protocols, and a glueless 32-bit external memory interface (EMIF) capable of interfacing to SDRAM or SBSRAM and asynchronous peripherals.
The C62x devices have a complete set of development tools which includes: a new C compiler, an assembly optimizer to simplify programming and scheduling, and a Windows debugger interface for visibility into source code execution.