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Analog Devices' Blackfin defines performance in its class

Posted: 18 Aug 2005     Print Version  Bookmark and Share

Keywords:blackfin  arwest communications  core processing platform  microcontroller  300mw 

Analog Devices Inc.'s Blackfin has been chosen by ArWest Communications as its core processing platform. Analog Devices quotes Blackfin's ability to handle both microcontroller (MCU) and signal processing tasks with the lowest power consumption in its class, which is less than 300mW.

ArWest designs, manufactures and implements radio data modems that provide wireless data communications using software-defined radio (SDR). Its product line, AlphaWave, is designed to meet the varied needs of system control and data acquisition (SCADA) users found in such diverse markets as public safety, utilities, oil & gas, asset management, water, environmental monitoring, agriculture, transportation and military.

Analog Devices believes that Blackfin is suitable for AlphaWave because it combines breakthrough signal-processing performance and power efficiency in a RISC programming model. The processors allow flexible resource allocation between complex real-time signal processing tasks and non-real-time control tasks, with system control tasks often running in parallel to signal-processing tasks.

Barrie Hogarth, VP of marketing at ArWest, stated, "To meet our stringent design requirements, we wanted a processor with 240MHz, and power consumption of less than 300mW. With performance of 240MHz, the Blackfin met our performance needs, and with the processor powered at 3.3V, power dissipation was suitable for the solution."

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