We are developing a small in-house project here at the university. In short, it processes 8 channels of audio and allows individual adjustment of relative volume levels (+/- 6 dB) and delays (up to 20 ms) on each channel. We are currently using a Sharc Analog Devices system, but I would like to switch to TI hardware. I have considered thus far the TMS320C6474 (which seems overkill, but the project scope may expand as we go along). The Aureus line appears to be the direct equivalent to the Sharc device that we are currently using (as far as I can tell, anyway).
Note that we will NOT need Dolby, THX, or any of a dozen other audio processing standards available.
If I recommend the Aureus line, it appears that eval/dev boards are hard to come by. From what I have been able to gather, as the Aureus line typically involves some of these other technologies (Dolby, etc.) there are licensing issues, so TI does not offer these items as general distribution items.
My first question, am I correct in my understanding of TI's offerings thus far? Are these the best options? Would there be other DSP's that would be better suited?
Is there a TI DSP (or MCU for that matter) with appropriate capabilities?
Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Thank you,
My understanding is we only sell the Aureus line to customers who have licenses from Dolby, THX, etc. So, in your case, it looks like the catalog DSP you quoted may be better suited.
Or, maybe one of the OMAP families?
Unfortunately, the DSP guys don't generally hang out here in audio-land. You might try posting in one of the DSP forums.
Audio Applications Engineering Manager
Dallas, TX USA
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