DSP-Board D.Module2.C6657

The D.Module2.C6657 is based on the Texas Instruments Keystone dual-core processor TMS320C6657. The Keystone multicore DSPs are characterized by huge computational power and fast serial interfaces.

Key Features

  • TMS320C6657 dual-core DSP
  • Gbit Ethernet, PCIe
  • 512 Mbytes RAM
  • high throughput parallel and serial peripheral interfaces
  • I2C, SPI, UART, USB, and GPIO
  • stand-alone operation


The D.Module2.C6657 is perfectly suitable for radar applications, nondestructive material inspection, machine vision and software defined radio (SDR). An optional FPGA for data preprocessing is easily interfaced through Serial Rapid IO (SRIO), PCI express (PCIe) or via the fast Universal Parallel Port (uPP). Gigabit Ethernet enables network integration for control, remote maintenance and data streaming.

DSP TMS320C6657 dual-core 1.25 GHz fixed- and floating-point, up to 40 GMAC / 20 GFLOP per core
Memory DSP-internal 32K bytes data cache, 32K bytes program cache per core, 1M byte direct mapped or level-2 cache per core, 1M byte shared RAM
  DDR3 512M bytes, DDR3-1333, 32-bit wide
  Flash 8M bytes NOR (SPI interface, sector architecture), 64M bytes SLC NAND
Ethernet 1000Base-T, 100Base-Tx, 10Base-T onboard PHY and magnetics, 1000Base-Fx Fiber support with external transceiver
USB 1.1 12 Mbit/s
UART RS232, RS422, RS485 transmit and receive Fifo, DMA support, RS232: max 460,8K baud, automatic hardware flow-control, RS422/485: max. 20M baud
PCIe 2 lanes Gen. 2, up to 5 GBaud per lane
SRIO 2 lanes SRIO 2.1, up to 5 GBaud per lane
SPI 1 max. 50 Mbps, master and slave mode
I2C 1 max. 400 kbps, 7 and 10 bit addressing modes, master and slave mode
McBSP 2 independent receivers and transmitters, max. 50 Mbps throughput
Timer 8 2 x 32/64 bit with external I/O, 6 x 32/64 bit with internal clocking
GPIO 16 bit-wise programmable, input or output (in UPP Mode only 8 GPIO signals are available)
External Bus Interface EMIF asynchronous transfers, 16 bit data bus, 20 address lines, 2 pre-decoded chip selects, configurable timing *)
  UPP synchronous mode, 2 ports, 16- or 8-bit wide, max. clock: 75MHz *)
    *) EMIF and UPP are exclusive modes and cannot be used simultaneously
Real-Time Clock 1 provision for external buffer power supply
System Supervisor   watchdog, voltage and temperature, optional fan control and tacho supervisor
Emulation Interface   JTAG
I/O Level LVTTL / LVCMOS all signals except ETH, PCIe and SRIO: high level min. 2V, max. 3.5V, low level min. -0.2V, max. 0.8V, output drive: external bus interface:± 12 mA, all others ± 4 mA
Power Supply 3.3V single supply, 2A typ., 3A peak
Firmware D.Module2.BIOS bootloader, board initialization, board configuration, flash memory programming, UART and USB I/O
  Setup Utility program and data file uploads to the flash memory via USB or UART
  Config File user- configurable text file with program and initialization parameters
Temperature Range   0 – 55°C, 0 – 70°C with forced cooling
Connectors BUS1, BUS2, COM, EXP Molex 71436-2164
  PCIe / SRIO Molex 46556-1145
  JTAG 14-pin, 2.54mm pitch
Mechanics   86.8 x 58.4 mm, overall height including heatsink: 33mm
ROHS   compliant
Ordering Information
D.Module2.C6657 standard module
D.Module2.C6657i Industrial temperature range module -40..+85°C (forced cooling) -40..+65°C (heatsink)
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The D.Module2.C6657 may be used as an alternative to other members of the Texas Instruments C66x Keystone processor family. The following resource compares the D.Module2.C6657 features with other Keystone processors.

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