Norwood, MA (09/14/2010) - Analog Devices, Inc. (NYSE: ADI) today introduced the Blackfin ADSP-BF592 with 800 MMACs/400MHz of performance for just $3 (in 10K quantities). Featuring active power draw as low as 88 mW and a tiny 9 mm x 9 mm 64-lead LFCSP package, the Blackfin BF592 now makes integrating high-performance DSP (digital signal processing) practical for many power-constrained and small form-factor applications in the industrial, medical, video, audio and general-purpose markets.
“The low-cost, high-performance BF592 opens up many product possibilities for current and new Blackfin customers,” said Richard Murphy, business development manager, Processors-DSP Core Technology Group, Analog Devices. “Having an affordable 800 MMACs of DSP allows designers to incorporate sophisticated signal processing previously only feasible for higher-priced end products.”
Target applications for the BF592 include portable medical products; audio devices; imaging products, such as CMOS-sensor-based 2D barcode scanners; and smart metering products in smart grid applications.
“Analog Devices is pushing the DSP cost/performance envelope to make it easier for designers to differentiate their price- and power-constrained products,” said Tony Massimini, chief of technology, Semico Research Corp. “The Blackfin BF592 offers performance and lower power consumption at competitive pricing. These are important factors for designs in high-growth consumer markets, especially portable applications.”
An EZ-KIT Lite® evaluation kit for the Blackfin BF592 is available for only $199, and 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, signal conditioning ICs are available for optimizing processor and overall signal-chain performance.
The Blackfin ADSP-BF592 is priced at $3.00 per unit based on 10,000-unit quantities. Processors are sampling to customers today. EZ-KIT Lite evaluation kits (ADSZ-BF592-EZLITE) for the Blackfin BF592 processor are available now from ADI’s authorized distributors and are priced at $199. To learn more about the Blackfin BF592 processor family and development platform, view a webcast presentation hosted by Arrow Electronics and ADI.
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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