Norwood, MA (08/29/2011) - Continuing to offer designers low-cost and high-performance digital signal processing options, Analog Devices, Inc. (NYSE: ADI) today introduced a 200-MHz version of its ADSP-BF592 Blackfin® embedded processor that delivers 400-MMAC performance for just $1.99 each (in 1,000-unit quantities). The lower-cost 200 MHz version achieves a BDTImark2000™ performance score of 1120 and a BDTImark2000/$ performance/cost score of 562 compared with ADI's 400 MHz version’s BDTImark2000 score of 2240 and BDTImark2000/$ score of 747—which was the highest performance/cost score ever recorded by DSP benchmarking firm BDTI (Berkeley Design Technology, Inc.). See www.bdti.com for additional information.
This new price point for the BF592 makes ADI’s industry-leading DSP price/performance accessible to a broad range of cost-sensitive applications. Featuring active power draw as low as 51 mW and a tiny 9 mm x 9 mm 64-lead LFCSP package, the new 200-MHz Blackfin BF592 model makes integrating high-performance DSP (digital signal processing) even more practical for many power and cost-constrained applications in the industrial, medical, video, audio and general-purpose markets.
Target applications for the BF592 include portable healthcare products, audio devices and imaging products, such as CMOS-sensor-based 2-D barcode scanners.
"The ADSP-BF592 allows designers to cost effectively pack a tremendous amount of advanced performance into designs with very limited space and very small power budgets," said Rich Murphy, business development manager, Processors-DSP Group, Analog Devices.
The Blackfin ADSP-BF592is priced at $1.99 per unit based on 1,000-unit quantities for the 200-MHz speed grade (Model Number ADSP-BF592KCPZ-2). Processors are sampling to customers today.
An EZ-KIT Lite® evaluation kit for the Blackfin ADSP-BF592 is being offered for a discounted price of $99 (normally $199) until December 31, 2011, available from ADI’s authorized distributors. The kit includes an evaluation suite of ADI’s VisualDSP++ development environment with the C/C++ compiler, assembler and linker. ADI also offers a $150 Blackfin emulator (ADZS-ICE-100B), which provides designers with a comprehensive development platform that lowers the cost of entry to the Blackfin BF592. In addition, a complementary selection of ADI’s power ICs, data converters, sensors and signal conditioning ICs are available for optimizing processor and overall signal-chain performance.
Analog Devices’ Blackfin 16/32-bit processors enable engineers to advance the intelligence, functionality and connectivity of any application that benefits from a convergence of digital signal processing and control processing in a unified architecture. Delivering exceptional price/performance and energy efficiency, and complemented by a rich ecosystem of development tools, applications and third-party support, Blackfin is the processor of choice for a wide range of innovative applications including industrial, medical, automotive, security, digital home entertainment and portable devices.
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