FX8010 - A DSP Chip Architecture for Audio Effects

Hoge, Steve
DAFx-1998 - Barcelona
FX8010 is a DSP chip architecture specifically designed for time-domain 3D audio and effects processing. It is a 32-channel, 32-bit integer design that can deliver 100MIPS at a 50KHZ audio sample rate. It features powerful delay memory and I/O engines that execute in parallel with and are decoupled from microprogram execution. Its highly regular architecture supports the simultaneous execution of large numbers of separately compiled and downloaded programs with zero-overhead signal patching. A compiler for FX8010 programs generates code from C-style expressions and control-flow constructs. FX8010 has been implemented in two different ASICs for PC multimedia and professional audio applications.