Norwood, MA (06/12/2014) – Analog Devices, Inc. (NASDAQ: ADI), a global leader in high-performance signal processing technology, introduced today the ADSP-BF70x Blackfin® processor family, a high-performance DSP series that delivers a class-leading 800 MMACS of processing power at less than 100 mW – double the performance or half the power of competing devices. The cost-effective eight-member Blackfin processor family includes up to 1 MB of internal SRAM, eliminating external memory in many applications, while a second configuration features an optional DDR memory interface. The combination of performance, power efficiency, integration and value allows designers to incorporate 16- and 32-bit processing in a range of new embedded vision use cases, including industrial imaging and building controls as well as portable and automotive audio. The ADSP-BF70x family offers designers’ unparalleled flexibility and functionality through an array of advanced connectivity options (including USB, SDIO, CAN, ePPI, SPORT, QuadSPI) while enabling power sensitive bus-powered applications and extending the life of battery-powered devices. Watch a video here.
“The ADSP-B70x Blackfin family provides a scalable design approach for commercial-, industrial- and automotive-grade equipment where systems engineers must maintain high performance while designing for environmental regulations, portability, extended battery life and shrinking power budgets,” said Andy Lanfear, product marketing manager, Analog Devices. “Our latest processor line extends ADI’s leadership position for high-performance, ultra-low-power DSPs by delivering up to 400 MHz with single-cycle, dual-16-bit, 32-bit and complex fixed-point math capability– all while operating on a 95-mW core power budget.”