Washington D.C.--March 25, 1997--BittWare Research Systems (Concord, NH) announced the immediate availability of the first SHARC board to use Analog Devices' new AD14060 Quad-SHARC multichip module (MCM). The BittWare ISA bus board, called Blacktip-MCM, uses the module to provide four interconnected ADSP-21060 SHARC DSPs running at 40 MHz.
The Blacktip-MCM board integrates the quad-SHARC MCM, EPROM, optional SRAM, and a BITSI I/O mezzanine interface that allows optimized I/O transfers between the SHARC processors and BittWare's portfolio of BITSI I/O modules. The board's ISA bus interface gives host computers direct access to the four SHARC processors, IOP registers, and DMA-driven host ports. The host PC can reset and boot the SHARCs, load program images, and examine memory. Blacktip-MCM can also operate in stand-alone mode with external power and EPROM boot.
Blacktip-MCM is supported by source-code development tools including Analog Devices' SHARC ANSI-compliant C compiler, assembler, linker, simulator, and source code debugger. True real-time in-circuit emulation (ICE) is available with the optional EZ-ICE emulator. BittWare's DSP21k Toolkit also supports Blacktip-MCM, providing developers with C-callable host I/O functions, DSP functions, example code, and diagnostic utilities under DOS, and Windows 3.1, 95, and NT.
Blacktip-MCM is available immediately from BittWare at a list price of $9,995.
BittWare Research Systems
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