High Performance 32-Bit SHARC DSP, 100 MHz

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The ADSP-21160N SHARC® DSP is the second iteration of the ADSP-21160. Built in a 0.18 micron CMOS process, it offers higher performance and lower power consumption than its predecessor, the ADSP-21160M. Easing portability, the ADSP-21160N is application source code compatible with first generation ADSP-2106x SHARC DSPs in SISD (Single Instruction, Single Data) mode. To take advantage of the processor’s SIMD (Single Instruction, Multiple Data) capability, some code changes are needed. Like other SHARCs, the ADSP-21160N is a 32-bit processor that is optimized for high performance DSP applications. The ADSP-21160N includes a 100 MHz core, a dual-ported on-chip SRAM, an integrated I/O processor with multiprocessing support, and multiple internal buses to eliminate I/O bottlenecks.

The ADSP-21160N introduces Single-Instruction, Multiple-Data (SIMD) processing. Using two computational units (ADSP-2106x SHARC DSPs have one), the ADSP-21160N can double performance versus the ADSP-2106x on a range of DSP algorithms.

The ADSP-21160N continues SHARC’s industry-leading standards of integration for DSPs, combining a high-performance 32-bit DSP core with integrated, on-chip system features. These features include a 4M-bit dual ported SRAM memory, host processor interface, I/O processor that supports 14 DMA channels, two serial ports, six link ports, external parallel bus, and glueless multiprocessing.

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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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