Features and Benefits

  • ADSP-21569 SHARC+ Audio Processor (400-pin, 17×17mm BGA)
  • 8 Gb DDR3 (1.35V) Memory
  • 512Mb SPI Flash Quad Memory
  • Power Solution based on LT components
  • Debug Interface (JTAG, Requires In-Circuit Emulator and Full CCES License)
  • SOM Interface Connector
  • CCES Kit License (When Used with Supported Carrier Board)

Product Details

The EV-21569-SOM with low-cost evaluation and rapid prototyping of the ADSP-2156× Family (ADSP-21562/21563/21565/21566/21567/21569) of SHARC+ audio processors. It features the processor, memory, and power portions of the design and provides an easy-to-use plug-n-play reference design with all the key interfaces made available on three connectors for marrying to either the EV-SOMCRR-EZKIT carrier board or a custom carrier board. The EV-21569-SOM and EV-SOMCRR-EZKIT boards may be purchased as a bundle (EV-21569-EZKIT), providing fast and easy evaluation of the processor core and system peripherals/interfaces.

The EV-21569-SOM module requires the CrossCore® Embedded Studio (CCES) development tools to enable developers to achieve faster time to market. The development environment aids advanced application code development and debug, such as:

  • Create, compile, assemble, and link application programs written in C++, C, and assembly
  • Load, run, step, halt, and set breakpoints in application programs
  • Read and write data and program memory
  • Read and write core and peripheral registers

When used without the EV-SOMCRR-EZKIT carrier board, the EV-21569-SOM board requires an external in-circuit emulator (ICE-1000 or ICE-2000) be connected to the JTAG header.

Documentation & Resources



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.

Product Downloads

EV-21569-EZKIT Board Support Package – Current Release (Rev. 3.0.0)
EV-21569-EZKIT Board Support Package – Previous Release (Rev. 1.0.1)

Software Development Tools

CrossCore Utilities provides several utilities for use with Cortex-M processors. These utilities have previously been distributed within various Board Support Packages for the IAR and Keil toolchains, and are collected together in this product for convenient maintenance.

CCES is a world-class integrated development environment (IDE) for the ADI Blackfin®, SHARC® and Arm® processor families.


FreeRTOS for Analog Devices Processors is a Real Time Operating System for Analog Devices Processors.

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