High Performance Convergent Multimedia Blackfin Processor
The ADSP-BF544 processors were specifically designed to meet the needs of convergent multimedia applications where system performance and cost are essential ingredients. The integration of multimedia, human interface, and connectivity peripherals combined with increased system bandwidth and on-chip memory provides customers a platform to design the most demanding applications. For applications that require additional external memory, the ADSP-BF544 family provides product variants specifically designed to interface to either Standard DDR1 or 1.8V Low-Power DDR memory devices.
IP protection has become a necessary part of today’s embedded applications. The ADSP-BF54x provides a security scheme that balances flexibility and upgradeability with performance through the inclusion of a firmware based solution including OTP memory to enable users to implement private keys for secure access to program code.
The ADSP-BF544 provides peripheral flexibility to complement its high performance processing. These rich system level peripherals are well suited for Automotive Infotainment and Industrial multimedia applications where multiple standards are prevalent and system performance is required.
For human interface capability, the ADSP-BF544 provides a 32-bit up/down counter that can sense 2-bit quadrature or binary codes as typically emitted by industrial drives or manual thumb wheels.
To enhance connectivity an 8/16-bit Host DMA Interface is integrated along with standard serial connections provided by multiple on-chip SPORT, SPI, UART, TWI, and CAN interfaces to provide glue-less interfaces to multiple off chip devices including consumer and communication products, Bluetooth, and other application specific interfaces. This level of integration is perfect for the emerging and constantly changing products and standards in the car infotainment and multimedia segments.
Many multimedia enhancements have also been included on the ADSP-BF544 to offload processor MIPS through hardware integration, expand LCD capabilities, and shorten customer development time. The multiple Enhanced Parallel Peripheral Interfaces supports ITU-R BT.656 Video Formats and can drive 18/24-bit LCD displays. A Hardware acceleration block, the Pixel Compositor, has been developed to execute overlay, color conversion and alpha blending. This block significantly reduces processor core overhead associated with software RGB-YUV color conversion and alpha blending.
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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 EZ-KIT Lite includes an ADSP-BF548 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 ships with a 4x4 Keypad, Optical Thumbwheel, QVGA Touch Screen LCD and a 40 Gigabyte Hard Drive.
Part number: ADZS-BF548-EZLITE
CROSSCORE® Tools Support
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.
Device-Based Social Networking
Lockbox Secure Technology
Lockbox™ Secure Technology for Analog Devices Blackfin Processors is based upon the concept of authentication of digital
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