TI's New DSCs Enable Greener Industrial Applications

Floating point digital signal controllers from Texas Instruments boost performance 50 percent and simplify software development for solar power and other applications

Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI) recently announced the industry's first floating point digital signal controllers (DSCs) designed to help industrial control designers increase energy efficiency and system performance.

The new devices provide 300 million floating point instructions per second (MFLOPS) performance at 150 MHz while providing the lower costs typically associated with fixed point processors. Simplified software development common to floating-point processors and the performance boost allows solar power inverters to more efficiently convert energy from photovoltaic (PV) panels, offers better power efficiency and performance to variable speed alternating current (AC) drives and provides greater performance for automotive radar applications.

For more information on the new floating point F2833x controllers, see http://www.ti.com/f2833x.


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