PhyCORE-BF537 Rapid Development Kit

Phycore BF537The phyCORE-BF537 is an insert-ready Single Board Computer (SBC) subassembly in miniature dimensions, populated with the Analog Devices ADSP-BF537 Blackfin® processor. The standard module runs at a 500 MHz internal clock speed and offers up to 128 MB external SDRAM and up to 4 MB external Flash.

Primary interfaces include a CAN bus and dual RS-232, as well as an SMSC LAN8700I 10/100BaseT Ethernet PHY and a PLX NET2272 USB transceiver. The phyCORE-BF537 operates within a temperature range of 0°C to +70°C and requires a single power supply voltage of 3.3V. The Analog Devices' VisualDSP++ Development and Debugging Environment (IDDE) enables easy generation of code and on-board download of user programs to the phyCORE-BF537 target hardware when mounted on the phyCORE-BF537 Carrier Board.


  • Analog Devices ADSP-BF537 Blackfin
  • 500 MHz core frequency with up to 1000 MMACs
  • Memory Management Unit (MMU)
  • Memory and DMA controllers
  • CAN controller
  • 10/100 Mbit Ethernet MAC
  • 10/100 Mbit Ethernet PHY
  • High Speed USB 2.0 device controller
  • PPI supporting ITU-R 656 video data formats
  • I2C / 2x I2S
  • SPI
  • 2x UARTS (RS-232 or IrDA)
  • RTC and watchdog timer 
  • 8-channel / 12-bit (200 ksps) ADC
  • Altera FPGA device (max 8256 logic elements)
  • Memory configuration:
  • 132 KB internal memory
  • SDRAM: 16 to 128 MB
  • NOR-Flash: 1 to 4 MB
  • I2C EEPROM: 32 KB
  • J-TAG interface
  • Single supply 3.3V with on-board power management
  • Module connector: 0.635 mm pitch, 2x 200-pin Molex
  • Dimensions: 59 mm x 84 mm
  • Extended temperature range (–20° ...+85°C)

Example Applications

  • Industrial Control
  • Instrumentation
  • Medical


Operating Systems

  • uClinux, VisualDSP++ Kernel (VDK)

Supporting Documents



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