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Features and Benefits

  • 500 MHz (3.0 GFLOPS) per core
  • 5Mbits/640KB L1 memory/core with parity
    • Optional cache/SRAM mode
  • 32-bit, 40-bit & 64-bit floating point support
ARM Core Infrastructure:
  • 500 MHz ARM Cortex-A5 (with Neon/FPU)
  • 32kByte/32kByte L1 Instr./Data Cache
  • 256kByte L2 Cache
Shared System Memory
  • 256KB L2 SRAM with ECC protection
Up to Two High Speed Memory Controllers
  • DDR3-900, DDR2-800 & LPDDR (16-bit)
Advanced Hardware Accelerators
  • FFT/iFFT (20 GFLOPS, 5usec per 1K-pt FFT)
  • FIR/IIR and SINC Filters, ASRC
  • Security Crypto Engines with OTP
  • 19mm x 19mm BGA  (0.8mm pitch)
  • Commercial, Industrial & Automotive
  • 2x Ethernet MAC
    • One Gigabit (RGMII) and one 10/100 (RMII)
    • With IEEE-1588 & AVB support (QoS & clock recovery)
  • 2x USB2.0 HS OTG/Device Controllers (MAC/PHY)
  • 2x CAN2.0
  • SD/SDIO/MMC/eMMC (with SDXC support)
  • PCIe2.0 (1 lane) (SC589 only)
  • Up to 8 Full SPORT interfaces (w/ TDM & I2S modes)
  • S/PDIF Tx/Rx, 8x ASRC pairs, PCG 
  • 2x Dual-SPI and 1x QuadSPI (w/ direct  execution)
  • 3x I2C and 3x UARTs (w/ Flow Control)
  • Enhanced Parallel Peripheral Interface
    • For video I/O or parallel converter interface
  • 2x Link Ports (bi-directional, 8-bit, up to 150MB/sec)
  • 3x Enhanced PWM,  ADC Control Module (ACM)
  • 8x GP Timer, 1x GP Counter, WDT and RTC
  • Up to 102 GPIO (mux’ed w/ other interfaces)
  • 8-ch 12-bit 1MSPS Housekeeping ADC
  • Thermal Sensor

Product Details

The ADSP-SC589 processor is part of the new, high-performance, power-efficient, real-time series that delivers greater than 24 giga-floating-point operations per second using two enhanced SHARC+® cores and advanced DSP accelerators (FFT, FIR, IIR). The ADSP-SC58x and ADSP-2158x series consume less than 2 watts, making the new processor line-up more than 5x more power efficient than previous SHARC products. This advantage provides industry leading digital signal processing performance for applications where thermal management sets the limit for power consumption, or where the higher costs and lower reliability of fans cannot be tolerated.  Applications include automotive, consumer and professional audio, multi-axis motor control, and energy distribution systems.

The ADSP-SC58x products complement the SHARC+ cores and DSP accelerators with the addition of an ARM® Cortex-A5 processor, with FPU and Neon® DSP extensions to handle additional real-time processing tasks and manage peripherals used to interface to time-critical data in audio, industrial closed-loop control, and industrial sensing applications. These interfaces includes Gigabit Ethernet, USB High-Speed, mobile storage (including SD/SDIO), PCI Express and a rich variety of other connectivity options for a flexible and simplified system design.

The ADSP-2158x family is designed for applications where a DSP co-processor is exclusively needed and includes two SHARC+ cores and a peripheral set matched to a DSP core.

The new, code-compatible, enhanced SHARC+ core features clock-rate and power-efficiency improvements and adds instruction/data cache options, native double-precision floating-point support, and a number of other new instructions. Designed for low-power and using a low-leakage CMOS process, the ADSP-SC58x/2158x families deliver 500 MHz with 105°C environments in mind and provide a roadmap to future implementations at higher performance. More than 1.8 Mbytes of fast on-chip SRAM and up to two DDR3/2/LP interfaces aid efficient real-time performance while the memory subsystem includes major enhancements with advanced DMA engines for simultaneous data transfer.

With software IP protection a growing industry security concern, ARM® TrustZone® security and an onboard crypto hardware accelerators are included. For applications where reliability is a critical requirement, memory parity and error-correction hardware provide higher data integrity. The overall integration and low-power features offered by the new ADSP-SC58x and ADSP-2158x series deliver significant BOM and board area savings and provide lower design complexity and reduced time to market for today’s complex applications.

The ADSP-SC58x/2158x  is supported by ADI’s award winning Crosscore®  Embedded Studio development tool suite, providing design engineers with interactive, real-time development tools that help optimize their design and speed time to market.

Additionally, ADI and Micrium have collaborated to offer µC/OS-II® & µC/OS-III® real-time kernels on both SHARC+ and ARM Cortex-A5 cores, as well as Micrium’s USB Host, USB Device and file system stacks running on the ARM Cortex-A5.

Analog Devices also provides the Linux Add-In for CrossCore Embedded Studio, a custom Linux board support package based on Buildroot, enabling customers interested in taking advantage of the communication stacks and application packages available for embedded Linux, running on the ARM Cortex-A5 core.  Target Linux availability is September 2015 and to request, please complete the software request form and specify “Linux SC58x Support" in the Additional Comments field.

The ADSP-SC589 EZ-KIT-Lite development board and ICE-1000/2000 emulators facilitate the creation, test, and debug of advanced applications. Working in tandem with CrossCore Embedded Studio, the emulators provide state-of-the-art support for all JTAG-compliant Analog Devices processors now utilizing CoreSight from ARM.

ADSP-SC58x and ADSP-2158x Series: Summary and Comparison

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    Software & Systems Requirements


    Operating Systems and Middleware

    Analog Devices, in collaboration with several Alliance partners, provides the following operating system and middleware offerings to enable a user-friendly programming environment for applications developed using the Blackfin® and SHARC® processor families. These real-time kernels and services software seamlessly integrate with CrossCore® Embedded Studio.


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    Design Resources

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    Part Number Material Declaration Reliability Data Pin/Package Drawing CAD Symbols, Footprints & 3D Models
    ADSP-SC589BBCZ-4B Material Declaration Reliability Data 529-Ball CSP-BGA (19mm x 19mm x 1.36mm)
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