1994-08-29 - DSPs

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From: Eric Blossom <eb@comsec.com>
To: jdd@aiki.demon.co.uk
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UTC Datetime: 1994-08-29 23:35:51 UTC
Raw Date: Mon, 29 Aug 94 16:35:51 PDT

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From: Eric Blossom <eb@comsec.com>
Date: Mon, 29 Aug 94 16:35:51 PDT
To: jdd@aiki.demon.co.uk
Subject: DSPs
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Jim Dixon writes:
> The Motorola DSP96002 does an integer multiply in 2 or 3 clocks, so a
> 33 MHz device does 11 million multiplies (and moves) a second. The
> chip costs about $50.

The 96002 is a floating point part.  Last time I checked it cost
several hundred dollars.  I suspect that you were refering to the
56001/2 family (which does cost something like $50).