With performance to 400 MHz, the SHARC Processors ADSP-21367 and ADSP-21368 easily implement an increasing array of features required for premium commercial audio products. The high-end, third-generation SHARC Processors are designed to simplify product development, speed time to market and reduce product costs for a variety of audio applications including audio/video receivers (AVRs), professional mixing consoles and digital synthesizers.
ADI also said its VisualAudio design and development environment would significantly shorten the time, cost and risk required to bring new, fully optimized audio products to market.
"Manufacturers of premium audio systems are continually challenged to develop higher-performance, feature-rich products as rapidly as possible," said Brian McAloon, group vice president and general manager, Digital Signal Processing Systems division, Analog Devices, Inc. "The SHARC Processor architecture, with its 32- and 40-bit floating-point capability, already offers the highest-quality audio possible. The two new SHARC Processors extend ADI's industry-leading audio capabilities to a new pinnacle of performance, memory and peripheral integration, and ease of use, so that manufacturers of mid- and high-end AVRs and professional audio products can rapidly introduce differentiated products that satisfy the cravings of their high-end customers."
Designed for audio applications requiring the highest possible performance, the ADSP-21367 and ADSP-21368 integrate a 400 MHz core with large on-chip memory arrays (2Mb RAM, 6Mb ROM) and sophisticated audio-centric peripherals. These capabilities enable the new SHARC Processors to support today's consumer and premium audio products' requirement for features such as multi-channel decoders including lossless formats, multi-zone support, 192 KHz processing and sophisticated auto-setup routines.