CSPI Introduces New Product Line Leveraging Multicore ARM/DSP Technology to Deliver Power Efficiency and Accelerate Signal Processing Performance

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BILLERICA, Mass., Sept. 11, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- CSP Inc. (Nasdaq:CSPI) MultiComputer Division, a leading supplier of commercially developed rugged embedded computers, introduced its KeyDSP product line today at the IEEE High Performance Extreme Computing Conference (HPEC'13). KeyDSP products feature Texas Instrument's latest KeyStone II architecture, which integrates multicore ARM® processors with DSP cores as on-chip accelerators to deliver the highest performance at the lowest power level.

KeyDSP products incorporate the KeyStone II 66AK2H12 System-on-a-Chip (SoC) based on the 28 nm process technology. This SoC integrates four multicore cache-coherent ARM® Cortex™-A15 MPCore™ processors, eight fixed-and floating-point TMS320C66x DSPs, packet processing and Ethernet switching to deliver the computational performance and high speed interconnect needed for mission critical radar, video, and signal processing applications.

The first product, KeyDSP V1, is a full height, full length PCIe board featuring the KeyStone II SoC; an Altera Arria Series low power, high bandwidth FPGA; a single width FMC site initially supporting a camera link interface card and allowing for the addition of other application-specific cards; and optional support for a 10GbE transceiver on the front panel.

Designed to offer a simple solution for getting started with your KeyStone II development efforts, the KeyDSP V1 provides support for the TI software development environment and/or nCores's Lithium Tool Suite. The TI software environment includes a Linux kernel distribution with GNU tools for the ARM cores; SYSBIOS and the eclipse-based Code Composer Studio™ for the DSP cores. nCore's Lithium Tool Suite is bundled with the KeyDSP products, adding a board specific u-boot and optimized Linux Kernel for the ARM Cortex-A15 CorePac along with debugging and performance tools to enhance productivity. Additionally, both environments support accessing the DSP cores using OpenMP and OpenCL.

KeyDSP V1 products are currently in production and expected to be available for delivery in Q4 2013.

About CSP Inc.

Based in Billerica, Massachusetts and founded in 1968, CSP Inc. and its subsidiaries develop and market IT integration solutions and high-performance computer systems to meet the diverse requirements of our industrial, commercial, and defense customers worldwide.

CSP's Systems segment includes the MultiComputer Division, which designs and manufactures commercial high-performance computer signal processing systems for a variety of complex real time applications in defense and commercial markets. The Company's Modcomp Inc. subsidiary, also part of its Service and Systems Integration segment was founded in 1970, and has offices in the U.S., U.K. and Germany. Modcomp provides solutions and services for complex IT environments including storage and servers, unified communications solutions, IT security solutions and consulting services.

More information about CSP is available on the company's website at www.cspi.com.

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CONTACT: Ann Desrochers CSP Inc. MultiComputer Division (978) 663-7598, ext. 2200 adesroch@cspi.com

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