Blackfin Processor for Industrial and Peripheral Intensive Applications
The Blackfin® Processor family has been expanded to address the ever-increasing need for more connection possibilities. This connectivity is coupled with the high performance 16-/32-bit Blackfin embedded processor core, the flexible cache architecture, the enhanced DMA subsystem, and the Dynamic Power Management (DPM) functionality. System designers can take advantage of the combined control and signal processing capabilities of the processor core across a wide range of end applications through code compatibility of these new family members with existing Blackfin offerings.
The ADSP-BF538F processors are a functional extension of the popular ADSP-BF533 processor, and they are ideally suited for applications with multiple device connections. The ADSP-BF538F is equivalent in functionality to the ADSP-BF538 processor with the exception of the addition of onboard FLASH memory. Ideally suited for a broad range of industrial, instrumentation and medical appliance applications—allowing for broad connection possibilities coupled with a mix of control and signal processing needs based on the end product.
Designed for Embedded Development
A new addition to the Blackfin Processor family is the inclusion of integrated FLASH memory alongside the processor. There are two choices available in the ADSP-BF538F family, one with 512KB of onboard FLASH memory and one with 1MB of onboard FLASH memory. Both offer large code space for complex embedded systems and fast access time to the Blackfin core. This is in addition to the complementary Blackfin processor memory system that offers a powerful and flexible cache architecture that can dynamically balance between the hard real-time tasks desired in SRAM and soft real-time control tasks and an Operating System (OS) requiring cache functionality.
FLASH Memory Data Sheets:
Dynamic Power Management additionally lowers power consumption for extending battery life or for minimizing power dissipation in enclosed applications.
Designed as an Integrated System
In addition to the embedded connectivity of CAN, the ADSP-BF538F processors include a variety of general purpose functions designed to minimize external IC count and offer broad control and communication. Peripherals include three SPI®-compatible ports, three UARTs, four SPORT ports, three multifunction timers, 54 general-purpose I/Os, dual Two-Wire Interface for I2C operation, a real-time clock, a watchdog timer, an event controller, and a JTAG/debug interface. The flexible Parallel Peripheral Interface (PPI) offers a direct connection to a variety of video encoders/ decoders, display drivers, image sensors, and general-purpose converters.
Blackfin Processors are supported by:
Analog Devices CROSSCORE® brand of industry leading development tools. The CROSSCORE components include the VisualDSP++® software development environment, EZ-KIT Lite® evaluation systems, EZ-Extender™ daughter boards, and PCI-based or USB-based emulators.
Green Hills® Software award-winning MULTI® Embedded Software Development Environment and associated emulators.
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At least one model within this product family is in production and available for purchase. The product is appropriate for new designs but newer alternatives may exist.
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
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The EZ-KIT Lite includes an ADSP-BF538F 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.
Part number: ADZS-BF538F-EZLITE
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