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|Analog Devices Enhances Audio Development On Blackfin Processors With
AES Convention, NEW YORK - Recognizing that more complex audio systems pose
additional development challenges for audio engineers, Analog Devices, Inc. (NYSE: ADI), is extending award-winning
development software to its Blackfin® family of embedded processors. The company is launching VisualAudio® Designer
2.0 and a precision audio module library at the 119th Audio Engineering Society (AES) Convention this week.
The new VisualAudio Designer 2.0 and its audio module library target the needs of a broad spectrum of
audio developers looking to develop feature-rich products with fast time to market. These comprehensive tools, which
will be available on Blackfin and SHARC® Processors, address every phase of developing embedded audio systems
including design, code generation, tuning, and testing. Comparable support was previously available only for ADI’s
SHARC line, which has been an audio industry favorite for more than a decade.
development tools facilitate the use of Blackfin Processors for even broader adoption in this market, having already
been designed into products from industry leaders such as Denon, EDIROL, Roku, and Yamaha. Blackfin Processors’
16/32-bit architecture features control, signal, and multimedia processing in a single core with processing
performance that matches or surpasses the competition’s DSP product range — while also providing lower power
consumption, better memory efficiency, and lower cost.
The main elements of VisualAudio Designer
are a PC-based graphical audio design tool with real-time tuning support, a code generation engine with optimized
routing and memory allocation, and out-of-the-box support for Analog Devices’ EZ-KIT Lite® platforms. These
capabilities are complemented by a large library of audio of modules (90+) such as mixers, filters, delays,
compressors, limiters, and volume controls, plus source code, detailed documentation, and examples.
In addition to providing tools, Analog Devices is seeking audio developers and system integrators wishing to
participate in a program created to enable third parties to use the complete VisualAudio application for commercial
development. Interested audio developers are invited to visit ADI in Booth #936 at this week’s AES Convention.
More Features in Less Time
VisualAudio Designer provides simple dialogs that guide system
setup and configuration. The user then designs a custom post-processing network by dragging and dropping audio
modules from a palette onto a design, and wiring them together. Audio module parameters can be configured at a high
level using intuitive graphical user interfaces called “inspectors,” and managed using a preset mechanism. The
application also provides a well-documented, open API that allows the user to readily create and import custom audio
modules in C or assembly language.
Working in conjunction with the separately available
VisualDSP++® integrated design and development environment (IDDE), the VisualAudio Designer application generates
product-ready code optimized for MIPS and memory usage.
The graphical environment, the
predefined, optimized audio modules, and the opportunity for software reuse combine to help developers reduce time
to market for high-quality audio products that have important differentiating features.
VisualAudio Designer will support both Blackfin and SHARC Processor architectures, and provides an easy means
to perform cross-platform development and evaluation on the two processor families. The initial release is intended
for Blackfin ADSP-53x and SHARC ADSP-2126x and 2136x families of processors, including the SHARC Processor
ADSP-21369 with integrated SDRAM support.
Earlier this year, the VisualAudio design and
development environment — on which VisualAudio Designer is based — was honored with a DesignVision Award from the
International Engineering Consortium (IEC).
Miércoles, 05 Octubre, 2005 - 02:00