The processing power of the 'C8x devices supports any application that requires high-performance digital signal processing. The first member of the TMS320C8x generation, the TMS320C80, is a single-chip, parallel processor that can be used for applications such as real-time audio/video processing, high-end data communications, and image processing. The 'C82 is the second member of the 'C8x family that can be used in high-volume applications like desktop videoconferencing, high-speed telecommunications, and three-dimensional graphics.

Since the 'C80 device are fully programmable, you can blend industry-standard algorithms with proprietary software to optimize system performance and differentiate products in the market. You receive added flexibility, because a 'C80-based system can be adapted to evolving technologies through software modifications rather than hardware redesigns. This enables you to upgrade as new standards emerge.