Norwood, MA--January 27, 1997--Analog Devices (Norwood, MA) announced its first low-priced SHARC Digital Signal Processor. The new ADSP-21061 SHARC DSP opens ADI's high-performance signal processing architecture to more markets, including home theatre, professional audio mixers and synthesizers, video conferencing, office scanners and printers, and image recognition in factory automation. With the same high-performance processor core as the current SHARC DSP family members, yet priced at $49 in OEM quantities, the new ADSP-21061 SHARC DSP increases MFLOPS performance per dollar while maintaining code and pin compatibility.
The ADSP-21061 delivers total compatibility with the ADSP-21060 and ADSP-21062 SHARC DSPs at a fraction of the price. With 1 Mbit on-chip SRAM, six DMA channels, and two serial ports with 240 Mbytes per second I/O (40 Mbit per second bi-directional), the new ADSP-21061 features the same high-performance processor core, the same pin out, and runs the same source code as ADI's ADSP-21062 and ADSP-21060 SHARC DSPs. The newest SHARC DSP operates from a +5V power supply and is packaged in a 240-lead PQFP.
Analog Devices also announced a new development kit for the ADSP-21061 DSP. The EZ-KIT Lite for SHARC DSPs offers both a hardware platform and a C compiler. The tool set includes an ADSP-21061-based add-in board, optimizing ANSI C compiler, code compactor, assembler, linker, loader, instruction-level simulator, and runtime library. The C compiler includes Numerical C extensions which enable easy coding and fast execution of vector and matrix operations. The new price of $179 applies to versions available for PCs running Windows and for Sun workstations.
The ADSP-21061 is available now, priced at $49 in 100,000 unit quantities. The new device is below $100 in all quantities. Software and hardware tools are currently available. The EZ-KIT Lite Development System for SHARC DSPs will be available in March.
1 Technology Way
P.O. Box 9106
Norwood, MA 02062
Fax: (617) 329-1241
Return to Headlines