Advanced DSP functions targetted by multiprocessing software tool

June 07, 2013 // By Julien Happich
3L, provider of software tools to simplify multiprocessing, has released the 3L Diamond suite for use with the CommAgilityAMC-2C6678 high performance DSP/FPGA card.

3L Diamond handles interconnection management when tasks are moved to different cores or devices. Engineers are free to focus on the application instead of the irritating details of the connectivity. This freedom helps maximise the benefits of the C6678 multicore DSPs from Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI), built on the KeyStone architecture.

The AMC-2C6678 from CommAgility is a single-width, full-sized AMC card powered by two of TI's latest TMS320C6678 DSPs, each with eight 1.25GHz C66x cores. The board also includes a Xilinx Virtex-6 FPGA and a 20Gbps per port Serial RapidIO infrastructure.

The CommAgility AMC-2C6678 is the latest of many pre-installed hardware platforms supported within 3L Diamond. Each licence includes access to all supported devices and boards. Copious royalty-free examples and tutorials demonstrate the creation and simple movement of tasks around available hardware.