SigmaStudio™ for SHARC® 2.2.0 – Getting Started

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What is SigmaStudio™ for SHARC®?
SigmaStudio™ for SHARC® is a product used for developing SHARC based applications and is installed as an extension product to the award-winning SigmaStudio Graphical Development Tool and is integrated with CrossCore® Embedded Studio.

SigmaStudio for SHARC allows the developer to graphically program audio applications intended to run on SHARC processors. It includes an extensive set of audio algorithms such as audio filtering, mixing and dynamic processing. It also introduces the Algorithm Designer, which can be used to turn any CCES object library into a drag-and-drop module accessible through the SigmaStudio GUI.

Further information can be found on the SigmaStudio for SHARC product page.

Supported Processors
SigmaStudio for SHARC supports the ADSP-21364, the ADSP21369 and the ADSP-214xx processor family.

Release Note, Getting Started and Documentation

The SigmaStudio for SHARC Getting Started Guide will automatically open once installation is complete, and can be found in the “C:\Analog Devices\SoftwareModules\SigmaStudioForSHARC-SH-Rel2.2.0” folder.

The Release Note, Reference Guide, Users Guide and Product Spec can all be found in the “C:\Analog Devices\SoftwareModules\SigmaStudioForSHARC-SH-Rel2.2.0\Docs” folder.

Help on the SigmaStudio graphical development tool can be found in the Help menu item within SigmaStudio, and also on the SigmaStudio wiki page. Please note that these help pages were written specifically for SigmaDSP users, though will be helpful to SHARC users, also.


Required Software
Both the SigmaStudio Graphical Development Tool and CrossCore Embedded Studio are required. 

Further details can be found in the ReleaseNote (see above)

Installing SigmaStudio for SHARC
The SigmaStudio graphical development tool software must be installed first, otherwise the installation of SigmaStudio for SHARC cannot complete. CCES must also be installed in order to use SigmaStudio for SHARC.

Evaluating SigmaStudio for SHARC

Both the SigmaStudio Graphical Development Tool, and SigmaStudio for SHARC are free. However, CCES, which is also required in order to use SigmaStudio for SHARC, is not.

You can evaluate SigmaStudio and CCES for 90 days by installing a CCES evaluation license:

First, download and install CCES. When starting CCES for the first time, you will be prompted to install a license. Click ‘Yes’ to install a license and then, in the “Select License Type” window:

  • to begin a 90 day evaluation of CCES, select ‘I do not have a serial number and would like to evaluate the product, and in the “Select license activation method’ window select ‘Install and activate a license on-line all in one step’. Upon clicking ‘Finish’, your evaluation license will be activated and your 90 day evaluation period will begin.

For further information on installing a CCES license see the following FAQ:



Getting Started with SigmaStudio for SHARC

Please refer to the Reference Guide and Users Guide installed in the “C:\Analog Devices\SoftwareModules\SigmaStudioForSHARC-SH-Rel2.2.0\Docs” folder.


Support Links

Questions about SigmaStudio for SHARC can be posted here in the SigmaStudio for SHARC community.

Questions about the SigmaStudio Graphical Development Tool can be posted in the SigmaDSP Processors and Development Tools community.
Questions specific to the SHARC processor architecture, peripherals, programming, applications and hardware design, should be posted in the SHARC Processors community.

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