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DSP Group Announces Evaluation Development Platform (EDP) for Dual MAC Parallel PalmDSPCore

SAN FRANSISCO, California, Embedded Systems Conference, April 9, 2001

DSP Group Inc. (NASDAQ:DSPG), the leading developer and marketer of high-performance, cost-effective, licensable digital signal processing cores, today announced the enhanced PalmDSPCore® Evaluation Development Platform (EDP™). It provides a software and hardware design environment for PalmDSPCore-based System–on–a–Chip (SoC).

The new PalmDSPCore EDP incorporates the PalmDSPCore development chip with a built-in run-time emulator, JTAG interface, 128K words on-chip program RAM, 64K words data RAM, both with only single cycle access time, general purpose I/O ports, hardware acceleration interface and clock generator.

The EDP runs at 130Mhz, and contains six 16/24-bit D/A and two 16/24-bit A/D (for audio application development such as AC-3), on-board 256Kbyte flash for stand-alone operation with on-board programming options, parallel port interface, 2 banks of 1M words of program memory up to 32 banks of 64K words data memory, runtime file I/O to support fast information flow with the application, two UARTs to support standard data flow with the application, two general purpose timer modules, PCI bus support to allow the use of 'off-the-shelf' standard cards (for example, VGA display) and a user-expansion connectors for prototyping area.

"The new EDP provides PalmDSPCore licenses with an efficient means to develop a runtime software/hardware prototype of its SoC products," said Erez Bar-Niv, VP of Research & Development at DSP Group's Technology Licensing division. "With the new EDP, our licensees can smoothly evaluate various system configurations, develop the all system with its application and come out with the best cost/performance structure," added Bar-Niv.

PalmDSPCore is the top-of-the-line generation of DSP Group's licensable cores in the company's SmartCores™ family. It targets emerging applications such as third generation (3G) cellular handsets, broadband communication, Voice over IP gateways and consumer multimedia. The PalmDSPCore is a fully synthesizable 'soft core'. It is process-independent and is easily implemented using any ASIC, foundry and process libraries. PalmDSPCore is a low-power, dual MAC programmable DSP that combines advanced instruction level parallelism (ILP) techniques at low power consumption and high code density. It has already been licensed to five licensees.

About DSP Group, Inc.

DSP Group, Inc., is a global leader in the development and marketing of high-performance, cost-effective, licensable digital signal processing cores. The Company's family of DSP cores provides ideal solutions for low-power cost-driven applications such as cellular, broadband communication, VoIP, multimedia, advanced telecommunication systems, disk drive controllers and many other types of embedded control applications. By combining its DSP core technologies with its proprietary advanced speech-processing algorithms, DSP Group also delivers a wide range of enabling, application-specific ICs for full-featured integrated telephony products and digital cordless applications. DSP Group, Inc., maintains an international presence with offices located around the globe. Additional information is available on the World Wide Web at:

Statements contained in this release may constitute forward-looking statements. These statements involve certain risks and uncertainties such as acceptance of the company's new products by existing OEM customers, potential customers and the company's ability continue to add licensees and to develop and produce its new products at competitive costs. These factors and other factors which may effect future operating results or our stock price are discussed under "FACTORS AFFECTING FUTURE OPERATING RESULTS' in our report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended September 30, 2000, which has been filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission and is also available on our website ( under Investor Relations.

PalmDSPCore, SmartCores and EDP are registered or non-registered trademarks of DSP Group, Inc.

Bat-Sheva Ovadia
VP Marketing and Business Development
Technology Licensing Division
DSP Group, Inc.
Tel: (972) 9-952-9616