Blackfin Symmetric Multi-Processor for Consumer Multimedia

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The Blackfin® Processor family expands the performance envelope with the ADSP-BF561. With two high performance Blackfin Processor cores, flexible cache architecture, enhanced DMA subsystem, and Dynamic Power Management (DPM) functionality, the ADSP-BF561 can support complex control and signal processing tasks while maintaining extremely high data throughput.

The ADSP-BF561 is a functional extension of the popular Blackfin Processor family and is ideally suited for a broad range of industrial, instrumentation, medical, and consumer appliance applications—allowing for scalability based upon the required data bandwidth and mix of control, plus signal processing needed in the end product.

High-Level of Integration

  • 328 KBytes of on-chip memory configured as:
    • 32 KBytes of L1 instruction memory SRAM/Cache per core
    • 64 KBytes of L1 data memory SRAM/Cache per core
    • 4 KBytes of L1 scratchpad memory per core
    • 128 KBytes of low-latency shared L2 memory
  • 32-bit Memory Controller providing glueless connection to multiple banks of SDRAM, SRAM, Flash or ROM.
  • Two Parallel Peripheral Interfaces Units supporting ITU-R 656 video data formats.
  • Two dual-channel, full-duplex, synchronous serial ports supporting eight stereo I2S channels.
  • Dual 16 Channel DMA Controllers, supporting one and two-dimension transfers.
  • SPI-compatible Port.
  • UART with support for IrDA ®.
  • 12 timer/counters supporting PWM, pulsewidth and event count modes.
  • 48 Programmable Flags/General Purpose I/O.
  • Event Handler.
  • Dual Watchdog timers.
  • PLL capable of 1x to 63x frequency multiplication.
  • 256-ball Mini-BGA and 297-ball Sparse PBGA packages.

Product Lifecycle

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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.

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EVAL-BF561-EZLITE Circuit Diagram


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The ADSP-BF561 EZ-KIT Lite® provides developers with a cost-effective method for initial evaluation of the ADSP-BF561 Blackfin® Processor for audio and video applications via a USB-based PC-hosted tool set. Evaluation of analog audio applications is achieved through the use of the AD1836 multichannel 96 kHz audio codec. By utilizing the ADV7183A advanced 10-bit video decoder and ADV7179 chip scale NTSC/PAL video encode, the user is able to evaluate video applications such as simultaneous input and output video processing enabled by the dual core architecture of the ADSP-BF561 Processor. With this EZ-KIT Lite, users can learn more about Analog Devices’ ADSP-BF561 hardware and software development and quickly prototype applications.

The EZ-KIT Lite includes an ADSP-BF561 Processor desktop evaluation board along with an evaluation suite of the VisualDSP++® development and debugging environment with the C/C++ compiler, assembler, and linker. It also includes sample processor application programs, CE-approved power supply, and a USB cable.

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EMULATOR-ADSP Circuit Diagram

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The Analog Devices ICE-1000 and ICE-2000 emulators facilitate the creation, test, and debug of advanced applications on Analog Devices Processors and DSPs. Working in tandem with the CrossCore® Embedded Studio development environment, these emulators provide state-of-the-art support for all JTAG-compliant Analog Devices processors.

New debug feature added for the ICE-1000/ICE-2000:

  • Coresight Serial Wire Debug (SWD) 



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Analog Devices’ cost-effective Universal Serial Bus (USB)-based emulator and High performance (HP) Universal Serial Bus (USB)-based emulator each provide an easy, portable, non-intrusive, target-based debugging solution for Analog Devices JTAG processors and DSPs. These powerful USB-based emulators perform a wide range of emulation functions, including single-step and full speed execution with pre-defined breakpoints, and viewing and/or altering of register and memory contents. With the ability to automatically detect and support multiple I/O voltages, the USB and HP USB emulators enable users to communicate with all of the Analog Devices JTAG processors and DSPs using either a full speed USB 1.1 or high speed USB 2.0 port on the host PC. Applications and data can easily and rapidly be tested and transferred between the emulators and the separately available VisualDSP++ development and debugging environment(sold separately).

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 real-time characteristics.

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USB-Based Emulator
Part Number: ADZS-USB-ICE
High Performance USB-Based Emulator

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The Blackfin multimedia starter kit provides you everything you need to get started on a multimedia application. Using a Blackfin EZ-KIT Lite and EZ-Extenders daughter card(s) to perform multimedia related tasks, learn how to render/capture video and audio streams using various off the shelf multimedia devices. As well, the SDK contains source code, "how to" documents and various en/decoders that makes getting started easy and shortens the learning curve.

Tools Support:
Tel: 1-800-ANALOGD (262-5643)
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