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Industry's First QML Class V Floating-Point DSP for Space-Based Applications Available from TI

Mar 23, 2004

DALLAS (March 23, 2004) - Addressing the demanding performance needs of space-level electronic systems, Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI) [NYSE: TXN] announced today the industry´s first digital signal processor (DSP) qualified for space-based applications. A high performance floating point device, the SMV320C6701 DSP meets the standards of military performance-38535 (MIL-PRF-38535) Qualified Manufacturer List (QML) Class V (space). See www.ti.com/sc04082.

Communications and control systems, planetary landers and rovers, sample collectors and many other advanced signal processing applications require space-level component technologies. With the release of the SMV320C6701 DSP with Class V processing, TI is meeting the demand for semiconductors that provide greater performance, lower power and higher integration levels, while operating in the extreme environment of space.

Features Meet Performance Needs of Space-Based Applications

Following are a few features of the SMV320C6701:

  • Demonstrated Total Ionizing Radiation Dose Tolerance to 100 krad(Si) 
  • 7 ns Instruction Cycle Time 
  • 140 MHz Clock Rate 
  • Eight 32-bit Instructions/Cycle 
  • Up to 840 MFLOPS Performance 
  • Pin-Compatible with SMJ320C6701 Floating-point DSP, Ceramic Ball Grid Array Package 
  • Extended Operating Temperature Ranges (W-temp: - 55C to 115C) and (M-temp: -55C to 125C)

Available Today

The SMV320C6701, order as 5962-9866101VXA (W-temp) or 5962-9866102VXA (M-temp), comes in a ceramic ball grid array package and is available now for ordering from TI and its authorized distributors. Suggested resale pricing in 10-piece quantities is $4,000.00 (W-temp) or $4400.00 (M-temp). 

In addition, TI´s QML Class V product line provides a strong analog and mixed-signal portfolio, including power management products, comparators, amplifiers and interface devices. A solid digital logic catalog offers high-speed CMOS, advanced high-speed CMOS, low voltage CMOS and BiCMOS technologies. TI is currently evaluating the release of additional Class V processed ceramic DSPs. For more information please see 



The TMS320C67x


 generation is supported by TI´s eXpressDSP


 software and development tools including the CCStudio


 v2.2 Integrated Development Environment (IDE), DSP/BIOS


 real-time kernel and a wide range of eXpressDSP-compliant software and hardware from the DSP industry´s most comprehensive software and hardware third-party network.