Speed upgrade targets multimedia applications

A speed upgrade has been introduced for Texas Instruments’ OMAP3530 applications processor and evaluation module (EVM) giving designers more performance to run new application features and additional headroom to add their own IP. The new OMAP3530 processor features a 720 MHz ARM Cortex-A8 core and a 520 MHz TMS320C64x+ DSP. This enables users to gain faster access to databases, spreadsheets, presentations, e-mail, audio and video attachments, Web browsing and video conferencing applications. This single-chip solution also supports faster boot times suitable for applications such as portable infotainment, Point-of-Sale (POS) devices, Web tablets and single board computers.

The OMAP3530 at 720 MHz, available in multiple package size options, as well as the OMAP3530 EVM are now available at . In addition to the new 720 MHz devices, developers can continue to take advantage of the OMAP3530 at 600MHz.