Low Power Blackfin with Advanced Embedded Connectivity
The embedded eMAC of the BF518 is fully compliant with the IEEE1588 standard, version 2. With the time stamping mechanism being on the processor, users are free to choose any PHY they want to implement in a 1588 based system. This coupled with a 400MHz CPU and a plethora of other peripherals make the BF518 the most attractive choice for demanding network connected systems.
The VoIP challenge to the embedded-system designer is to choose a processing solution that is cost-effective, easy to deploy and scaleable in performance across market spaces. A “sweet spot” embedded-solution approach is to design with a platform that can implement a low channel count basic VoIP solution, yet retain sufficient capacity for value added capabilities and services – such as video, music, imaging and system control. Unlike traditional VoIP embedded solutions that utilize two processor cores to provide VoIP functionality, the ADSP-BF518 provides a convergent solution in a unified core architecture that allows voice and video signal processing concurrent with RISC MCU processing to handle network and user-interface demands. This unique ability to offer full VoIP functionality on a single convergent processor provides for a unified software development environment, faster system debugging and deployment, and lower overall system cost.
The BF518 also brings ultra low power and a removable storage interface covering SDIO, CE-ATA and eMMC for portable devices.
IP protection has become a necessary part of today’s embedded computing applications. The ADSP-BF518 provides a security scheme which balances flexibility and upgradeability with performance through the inclusion of a firmware-based solution including OTP (One Time Programmable) memory to enable users to implement private keys for secure access to program code.
This product has been released to the market. The data sheet contains all final specifications and operating conditions. For new designs, ADI recommends utilization of these products.
New debug feature added for the ICE-1000/ICE-2000:
- Coresight Serial Wire Debug (SWD)
Part number: ADZS-BFSHUSB-EZEXT
CROSSCORE® Tools Support:
Tel: 1-800-ANALOGD (262-5643)
Part number: ADZS-BF518F-EZBRD
CROSSCORE® Tools Support
The EZ-KIT Lite includes an ADSP-BF518F Blackfin Processor desktop evaluation board along with an evaluation suite of the VisualDSP++® development and debugging environment, including the C/C++ compiler, assembler, and linker. The evaluation suite of VisualDSP++ is designed to be used with the EZ-KIT Lite only.
The EZ-KIT Lite also comes with a standalone debug agent board that is removable to allow a user to plug-in an external emulator.
Part number: ADZS-BF518F-EZLITE
CROSSCORE® Tools Support
EMULATOR-USB & HP USB ICE
The plug-and-play architecture of USB allows the emulators to be automatically detected and configured by the host operating system. It can also be connected to and disconnected from the host without opening the PC or turning off the power to the PC. A 3-meter cable is included to connect the emulators to the host PC, thus providing abundant accessibility to hard to reach targets.
The HP USB-based emulator also supports the Background
Telemetry Channel (BTC), a non-intrusive method
for exchanging data between the host and target
application without affecting the target system's
Part Number: ADZS-USB-ICE
High Performance USB-Based Emulator
Part Number: ADZS-HPUSB-ICE
Tel: 1-800-ANALOGD (262-5643)
For additional information, contact your local Analog Devices Sales Office or Distributor.
Software & Tools Anomalies
Software Development Tools
CrossCore Embedded Studio
CrossCore® Embedded Studio is a world-class integrated development environment (IDE) for the Analog Devices Blackfin®, SHARC® and ARM™ processor families.
The Micriµm µC/OS-III® Real-Time Kernel for CrossCore Embedded Studio (CCES) provides a user-friendly programming environment for µC/OS-III applications running on Blackfin and SHARC processors.
Lightweight TCP/IP (lwIP) Stack
The Lightweight TCP/IP (lwIP) Stack for CrossCore Embedded Studio is and implementation of this widely accepted TCP/IP stack for embedded platforms supporting most of the networking protocols in the TCP/IP suite.
The Micriµm µC/OS-II® Real-Time Kernel for CrossCore Embedded Studio (CCES) provides a user-friendly programming environment for µC/OS-III applications running on Blackfin and SHARC processors.
The Micriµm µC/FS™ File System for CrossCore® Embedded Studio is a compact, reliable, high-performance file system which is the result of collaboration between Analog Devices and Micriµm.
ADI has always placed the highest emphasis on delivering products that meet the maximum levels of quality and reliability. We achieve this by incorporating quality and reliability checks in every scope of product and process design, and in the manufacturing process as well. "Zero defects" for shipped products is always our goal.
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