What is the difference between the ADDS and ADZS part numbers, and which software versions support them?
From July 2006 new RoHS laws banned the placing on the EU market of new electrical and electronic equipment containing more than agreed levels of lead, cadmium, mercury, hexavalent chromium, polybrominated biphenyl (PBB) and polybrominated diphenyl ether (PBDE) flame retardants. You can find more information on RoHS on the analog web site.
Analog Devices CROSSCORE Development Tools product line redesigned all hardware products to comply with the European RoHS directive and introduced a new part numbering scheme to distinguish between the non-compliant and compliant products. Although all hardware was redesigned ADZS products are essentially functionally identical to the older ADDS products. Compliant part numbers for tools products are identified as "ADZS." For example:
Old part #: ADDS-HPUSB-ICE
New RoHs compliant part #: ADZS-HPUSB-ICE
The following is list of tools that were not transitioned to be RoHS compliant and are now obsolete:
Minimum software requirements for non-RoHS HPUSB-ICE and USB-ICE emulators
For Blackfin or the 219x architecture the minimum software version required to work with the non-RoHS emulators is the base release of VisualDSP++ 3.5 for 16-bit processors. For the SHARC and TigerSHARC architecture the minimum requirements are VisualDSP++ 3.5 for 32-bit processors and the March 2004 update.
Minimum software requirements for RoHS compliant equipment
For Blackfin, SHARC and TigerSHARC the minimum software version required to work with the RoHS compliant emulators and EZ-Kits is VisualDSP++ 4.0 and the June 2006 update, or VisualDSP++ 4.5 and the July 2006 update. For the 219x the minimum version is VisualDSP++ 3.5 and the October 2006 update. Upgrades can be found on the VisualDSP++ Upgrades Page.
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