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Texas Instruments DSPS To Provide Processing For Navy’s DDG 1000 Zumwalt Class Destroyer Program


HOUSTON - Texas Instruments has announced its high-performance TMS320C6455 digital signal processors (DSPs) have been selected by Raytheon for use in the U.S. Navy’s DDG 1000 Zumwalt Class Destroyer program. Raytheon serves as the main mission systems equipment integrator for all electronic and combat systems for the Navy. Tuned for a myriad of infrastructure equipments including high-end telecom, wireless infrastructure, and video and imaging applications, TI’s 1-GHz C6455 DSP is the processing workhorse for ATRIM™ (Acoustic Transmit Receive Integration Module) Sonar, a sonar signal sub-system that incorporates multiple boards, each processing four channels of sonar. Peak performance, small code size, large on-chip memory and integrated peripherals, including the Ethernet MAC and Serial RapidIO® bus for inter-processor communications, and optical Ethernet interface, all elevated the selection of the C6455 DSP to support the design and development of this revolutionary surface combatant.

DDG 1000 Zumwalt, the first ship of a class of next-generation multi-mission destroyers tailored for land attack and naval support, will provide forward presence and deterrence operating as part of joint and combined expeditionary forces in ground campaigns and littoral dominance. Texas Instruments is a prime supplier of signal processing technology to the sonar portion of the Total Ship Computing Environment (TSCE), an open architecture infrastructure designed by Raytheon to integrate all combat and peacetime operations into a single, common network computing environment, including the overall operating system, command/control communications, and middleware and infrastructure services.


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