dspdesignline.com (July 09, 2009)
Recently, NXP unveiled more details on its new licensable core, the CoolFlux BSP, which targets low-power communications baseband processing.
The core is based on the similarly named CoolFlux DSP, which was designed for use in low-power audio applications and introduced in 2004. Relative to the older core, NXP says that the CoolFlux BSP has been enhanced to increase its performance in baseband processing while retaining a small footprint and low power.
According to NXP, the CoolFlux BSP core will run at 290 MHz in a 65-nm process and consume about 65K gates and 20 mW at 1.2 volts. It is designed to be used as a co-processor or in standalone mode, and can also be used as part of a multi-core system.
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