Processor Development Tools

Development tools provide easier and more robust methods for engineers to develop and optimize DSP systems and shorten product development cycles for faster time-to-market. The Development Tools components include:


EZ-KIT Lite® Desktop evaluation board includes an evaluation suite of VisualDSP++® development environment. The evaluation suite of VisualDSP++ has limited memory only.

Emulators Rapid on-chip debugging allows developers to load code, set breakpoints, and observe variables, memory, registers, etc.

EZ-Extender® EZ-Extender daughter boards give developers access and ability to connect various peripherals from Analog Devices and third parties to the expansion interface of the EZ-KIT Lite evaluation kits.

EZ-Board™ The Blackfin EZ-Board evaluation board and the SHARC EZ-Board evaluation board provides developers with a low-cost platform for initial evaluation of the Analog Devices processors via an external JTAG emulator or standalone * debug agent board. The Blackfin Processor versions of the EZ-Board also support uClinux®.

Debug Agent Board The Standalone Debug Agent is intended to provide a modular low cost emulation solution for EZ-Boards as well as evaluation boards designed by third parties. The standalone debug agent is very similar to the debug agent that is on existing EZ-KIT Lites but will have the flexibility to move from one board to another board.

Starter Kit Provides everything needed to get started on an application. Starter Kits contain a Blackfin EZ-KIT Lite, EZ-Extender daughter board(s), and the Software Development Kit (SDK) which contains sample code, "how to" documents, and various encoders/decoders that make getting started on an application easy and shorten the learning curve.

VisualDSP++® Software development environment includes a C++ compiler, assembler, and linker, enhanced user interface, advanced plotting tools and statistical profiling to easily identify programming bottlenecks.

CrossCore® Embedded Studio Integrated software development environment based on the Eclipse™ framework which includes C/C++ and assembly language code generation tools for new and most legacy Blackfin® and SHARC® processors. Provides integrated support for TCP/IP stacks, popular Micrium embedded software components (RTOS, File System, USB Stacks), Analog Devices multicore processors, and algorithmic software modules.

Software Development Kit (SDK) Software Development Kit (SDK): contains example software, source code, device drivers, algorithms, utilities information and application notes that allow you to develop processor applications. The software can be used as a framework, or as examples of how to use certain aspects and peripherals, in conjunction with an ADI processor.

Software Modules Software modules include audio and video codecs, encoders, decoders, post processing code and other modules to speed development and evaluate processors.


* This board is not equipped with any JTAG debug circuitry. To debug you must have a Debug Agent Board or Emulator. The EZ-Board has an expansion interface that allows for modularity with different EZ-Extender boards. The Standalone Debug Agent is intended to provide a modular low cost emulation solution for EZ-Boards as well as evaluation boards designed by third parties. The standalone debug agent is very similar to the debug agent that is on existing EZ-KIT Lites but will have the flexibility to move from one board to another board.

Blackfin Processors Software and Tools
SHARC Processors Software and Tools
TigerSHARC Processors Software and Tools
ADSP-21xx Processors Software and Tools

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