ADSP-SC59x/2159x SHARC Series Doubles Portfolio Performance, Enabling Platforms for Complex Audio Applications

  • ADSP-2159x Offers Pin-Compatibility with ADSP-2156x Processors, Providing DSP Performance Scalability from 400 MHz to 2 GHz
  • Leverages SHARC+ Cores and Advanced Filter Accelerators to Provide >3-7x the Device Performance of Prior Generations

The ADSP-SC59x (ADSP-SC598 / SC596 / SC595 / SC594 / SC592) and ADSP-2159x (ADSP-21594 / 21593 / 21591) series of processors are designed to provide immersive audio and sound experience in automotive and consumer/pro-audio applications. The ADSP-SC59x/2159x audio processors are specifically targeted for applications that demand deterministic and low-latency real-time audio processing, including immersive 3D sound and personal audio zones, automotive active and road noise cancellation (ANC/RNC), voice-based user-interfaces and in-car communications (AEC/NR & microphone beamforming), and engine sound synthesis (ESS) and electric vehicle warning sound systems (EVWSS/AVAS). Additional applications include professional audio and soundbars / home AVRs (with 3D Object and Multi-Channel Audio).

ADSP-SC59x/ADSP-2159x Chips
DSP Concepts

Analog Devices has partnered with DSP Concepts to optimize the Audio Weaver® core libraries specifically for the SHARC+® DSP core, leveraging the high-performance on-chip FIR/IIR hardware accelerators wherever possible, resulting in even more processing power. Audio Weaver contains tools that facilitate development from prototype to production. It is a low-code audio platform that streamlines automotive audio development and reduces risk and complexity by utilizing a drag-and-drop host application for product design, paired with an audio processing engine embedded in the DSP. Learn more about Audio Weaver.


Automotive Audio
Head Unit, Amplifier, Cockpit Domain Controller


Professional Audio
Mixing Console,
Next-Gen Conferencing Systems


Consumer Audio
3D Soundbar, AVR

The ADSP-SC59x/2159x family are single- or dual-SHARC+ DSP core floating-point processors, combining flexible audio connectivity and performance scalability across a number of pin-compatible products with several on-chip memory options. As they are software- and pin-compatible with the ADSP-21566 / 21567 / 21569 audio processors, the ADSP-21593 / 21591 offer DSP performance scalability from 400 MHz to 2 GHz. Meanwhile, the ADSP-SC594 / SC592 processors integrate an Arm® Cortex®-A5 (1800 DMIPS at 1 GHz), while the ADSP-SC598 / SC596 / SC595 processors integrate an Arm Cortex-A55 (3400 DMIPS at 1.2 GHz), both with FPU and Neon® DSP extensions, providing a control processor for enhanced integrated peripherals including Gigabit Ethernet (w/AVB), 3-pin and 6-pin MLB, USB, and CAN-FD.

ADI’s software development tools enable solution developers to achieve fast time to market. Optimized software-based audio algorithms can be tuned for specific use cases for ease of solution design and reduced development effort.

The ADSP-SC59x/2159x processors are available in a 400-ball FCBGA (17mm x 17mm, 0.8mm pitch) package in both automotive and consumer grades to provide design flexibility and enable thermally efficient compact designs across operating temperature range.

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sc59x-2159x Selection Table

In addition to the peripheral mix above, all ADSP-SC59x/2159x SHARC processors feature numerous audio peripherals including I2S/TDM ports, S/PDIF interfaces, ASRCs, and precision clock generators. Additionally, the processors all support many industry-standard serial peripherals such as I2C, UARTs, and SPIs (dual, quad, and octal). Many peripherals are multiplexed as general-purpose I/O pins, with several functions available on multiple pins, allowing for very flexible configuration options to suit a variety of peripheral system requirements.

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