Suhail Zain, Cypress Semiconductor
Military applications such as radar, Software Defined Radio (SDR), smart munitions and target detection systems, Electronic Warfare (EW), aircraft imaging, and many more benefit from Digital Signal Processors (DSPs). DSPs accelerate performance using deterministic processing and have capabilities that include real-time signal processing, extremely high throughput, and reprogrammability. However, signal processing demands for radar, EW, and other programs continue to increase so DSP system users continue to search for innovation that will boost performance. That need is being answered by use of a combination of Quad Data Rate (QDR) Static Random Access Memory (SRAM) that - at a minimum - doubles the performance of more traditional Synchronous Dynamic Random Access Memory (SDRAM).