High Performance 32-Bit Floating-Point SHARC Processor for Automotive Audio

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The third generation of SHARC® Processors, which includes the ADSP-21261, ADSP-21262, ADSP-21266, ADSP-21363, ADSP-21364, ADSP-21365, and ADSP-21366, offers increased performance, audio and application-focused peripherals, and memory configurations capable of supporting surround-sound decoder algorithms. All devices are pin-compatible and completely code-compatible with all prior SHARC Processors. These members of the SHARC Processor family are based on a single-instruction, multiple-data (SIMD) core, which supports both 32-bit fixed-point and 32-/40-bit floating-point arithmetic formats making them particularly suitable for high-performance audio applications.

The ADSP-21365 offers the highest performance – 333 MHz/1800 MFLOPs -- within the third generation SHARC Processor family. This level of performance makes the ADSP-21365 particularly well suited to address the increasing requirements of the professional and automotive audio market segments. In addition to its higher core performance, the ADSP-21365 includes additional value-added peripherals such as an S/PDIF transmitter/receiver, 8-channel asynchronous sample rate converter, and a hardware Digital Transmission Content Protection (DTCP) encryption/decryption block.

Third generation SHARC Processors also integrate application-specific peripherals designed to simplify hardware design, minimize design risks, and ultimately reduce time to market. Grouped together, and broadly named the Digital Audio Interface (DAI), these functional blocks may be connected to each other or to external pins via the software-programmable Signal Routing Unit (SRU). The SRU is an innovative architectural feature that enables complete and flexible routing amongst DAI blocks. Peripherals connected through the SRU include but are not limited to serial ports, SPI ports, S/PDIF Tx/Rx, DTCP Accelerator, and an 8-Channel asynchronous sample rate converter block.

SHARC Melody Platform for the Car

The SHARC Melody platform combines high-performance processors with optimized software, thus offering complete audio solutions to the automotive marketplace. The ADSP-21365 through on-chip ROM offers industry standard audio decoder & post-processing algorithms such as:

  • PCM
  • Dolby Digital*
  • Dolby Digital EX2*
  • Dolby Pro Logic IIx*
  • DTS 5.1*
  • DTS ES*
  • DTS Neo:6*
  • DTS 96/24*
  • SRS Focus*
  • MP3
  • Graphic Equalizer
  • Balance/Fader
  • Bass Management
  • Delay Management

These algorithms are factory mask-programmed ensuring that single-chip system implementations are realized and system bill of materials costs are minimized.

* License agreement required from IP holders prior to receipt of silicon samples.

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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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The SHARC® USB EZ-Extender daughter board allows developers to connect to the Parallel Port on the ADSP-21262 and ADSP-21364 EZ-KIT Lite® and to the Asynchronous Memory Bus on the ADSP-21369 EZ-KIT Lite. The EZ-Extender has peripherals that support USB 2.0

Applications and information about the use and connection of the various interfaces on the SHARC USB EZ-Extender are available from Analog Devices.

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The ADSP-21364 EZ-KIT Lite provides developers with a cost-effective method for initial evaluation of the ADSP-21364 SHARC® Processor architecture via a USB-based, PC-hosted tool set. With this EZ-KIT Lite, users can learn more about Analog Devices’ (ADI’s) ADSP-21364 hardware and software development and quickly prototype a wide range of applications.

The EZ-KIT Lite includes an ADSP-21364 SHARC 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.

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