The phyCORE-BF537 is an insert-ready Single Board Computer (SBC) subassembly in miniature dimensions, populated with the Analog Devices ADSP-BF537 Blackfin® processor. The standard module runs at a 500 MHz internal clock speed and offers up to 128 MB external SDRAM and up to 4 MB external Flash.

PhyTECH Development Board

Primary interfaces include a CAN bus and dual RS-232, as well as an SMSC LAN8700I 10/100BaseT Ethernet PHY and a PLX NET2272 USB transceiver. The phyCORE-BF537 operates within a temperature range of 0°C to +70°C and requires a single power supply voltage of 3.3V. The Analog Devices' VisualDSP++ Development and Debugging Environment (IDDE) enables easy generation of code and on-board download of user programs to the phyCORE-BF537 target hardware when mounted on the phyCORE-BF537 Carrier Board.

ArrowTECH-in-TEN Webcast

Improving Design Efficiencies in Industrial Applications with the Blackfin processor and PHYTEC
In this 10 minute webcast, learn how Analog Devices and Phytec can save you time and money on your next development program and discover the advantages of PHYTEC phyCORE® Board-Level Support of Blackfin Convergent Processing.


  • Analog Devices ADSP-BF537 Blackfin
  • 500 MHz core frequency with up to 1000 MMACs
  • Memory Management Unit (MMU)
  • Memory and DMA controllers
  • CAN controller
  • 10/100 Mbit Ethernet MAC
  • 10/100 Mbit Ethernet PHY
  • High Speed USB 2.0 device controller
  • PPI supporting ITU-R 656 video data formats
  • I2C / 2x I2S
  • SPI
  • 2x UARTS (RS-232 or IrDA)
  • RTC and watchdog timer
  • 8-channel / 12-bit (200 ksps) ADC
  • Altera FPGA device (max 8256 logic elements)
  • Memory configuration:
    • 132 KB internal memory
    • SDRAM: 16 to 128 MB
    • NOR-Flash: 1 to 4 MB
    • I2C EEPROM: 32 KB
  • J-TAG interface
  • Single supply 3.3V with on-board power management
  • Module connector: 0.635 mm pitch, 2x 200-pin Molex
  • Dimensions: 59 mm x 84 mm
  • Extended temperature range (–20° ...+85°C)

Example Applications

  • Industrial Control
  • Instrumentation
  • Medical


Operating Systems

  • uClinux, VisualDSP++ Kernel (VDK)

Supporting Documents



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