Arrow Electronics Inc. announced it is offering off-the-shelf development kits for industrial applications based on the Blackfin digital signal processor from Analog Devices Inc.
Under authorization from ADI, Arrow's North American Components business (Melville, N.Y.) will distribute PHYTEC Rapid Development Kits and phyCORE-BF337 single-board computer modules, which are geared toward designers of industrial control applications like factory automation, instrumentation, video security and medical appliances.
The PHYTEC development tools were designed by PHYTEC Technologie Holding AG to give system designers a running start at getting Blackfin-based industrial designs to market.
According to ADI (Norwood, Mass.), the 16/32-bit Blackfin DSP is designed to maximize performance and power efficiency in "convergence" applications, such as those that require simultaneous processing of audio, video, voice and images.