CrossCore Embedded Studio

CrossCore Embedded Studio is a world-class integrated development environment (IDE) for the Blackfin and SHARC processor families.
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  • Eclipse based integrated development environment (IDE)
  • Exceptional multi-core development & debug support
  • Outstanding code generation tools, including Compilers, Assemblers, Linker, & Loader
  • Mature algorithm libraries
  • Improved system services & device drivers
  • Easy integration with a family of software add-ins, including RTOS, TCP/IP Stack, USB Stack, & File System
  • Compatibility with a variety of development hardware, including multi-core processing boards, and extender cards supporting audio & video capture, processing, and display
  • Supports all Blackfin and SHARC processor families, with the exception of ADSP-BF535 and ADSP-210xx

Product Details

CrossCore® Embedded Studio is a world-class integrated development environment (IDE) for the Analog Devices Blackfin® and SHARC® processor families. Employing the latest generation of our mature code generations tools, this Eclipse™ based IDE provides seamless, intuitive C/C++ and assembly language editing, code-gen, and debug support.

CrossCore Embedded Studio also offers Blackfin and SHARC developers highly integrated add-in support for drivers, services, and algorithmic software modules. These include driver support for on chip and off chip peripherals, stacks for Ethernet and USB, a popular real time operating system and file system, and more. It provides an easy to use development framework which includes exceptional integrated multicore development and debug support.

For special pricing for existing VisualDSP++® customers please refer to the “Special Pricing for VisualDSP++® Customers” in the CCES License Types / Definitions section below.

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CROSSCORE® Tools Support:
Tel: 1-800-ANALOGD (262-5643)
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CCES License Types / Definitions:  A node locked license locks the CCES software to a single PC using the computer’s MAC address. Each node locked license is tied to a single user, but can be loaded on up to four machines. A Node-1 license is a single user license and a Node-5 license is a five user license where each user can use the software on up to four machines.  A corporate domain license (CORP) locks the CCES software to any computer on a specified corporate network (e.g.,, etc…) There are 10, 20 and unlimited user versions. (CORP-10, CORP-20, CORP-UNL) Customers should purchase the license type that reflects the number of users that are concurrently developing with CCES. There are no restrictions to the number of machines corporate licenses can be installed on, as long as they are connected to the specified corporate network.

Maintenance Policy:  A CrossCore Embedded Studio license includes one year of updates, upgrades and lifetime support. The optional annual maintenance provides access to updates and upgrades released during the maintenance period. Updates released after the maintenance period will not run until maintenance is renewed. Renewing maintenance provides instant access to all previous updates. Annual maintenance is 20% of book price for each license option, for additional information please Contact ADI. Proof of purchase of the original license will be required to process a maintenance request.

For VisualDSP++® Customers:  Your existing VDSP++ license(s) will not be disabled when upgrading to CCES. Customers should contact their ADI sales office or local distributor from whom they purchased VDSP++ for CCES pricing.

Systems Requirements

  • Windows XP Professional SP3 (32-bit only).
  • Windows Vista Business/Enterprise/Ultimate SP2 (32-bit only). It is recommended to install the software in a non-UAC-protected location.
  • Windows 7 Professional/Enterprise/Ultimate (32 and 64-bit). It is recommended to install the software in a non-UAC-protected location.
  • Windows 8 Professional/Enterprise (32 and 64-bit). It is recommended to install the software in a non-UAC-protected location.
  • Minimum of 2 GHz single core processor, 3.3 GHz dual core is recommended.
  • Minimum of 1 GB memory (RAM), 4 GB is recommended.
  • Minimum of 2 GB hard disk (HDD) space is required.


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