I am about to select a new DSP for an instrumentation/industrial application. The ADSP-2156x family looks very powerful but seems to be designed mainly for audio applications. Should I look for another DSP family knowing that what we need is close to the ADSP-2156x features and performance plus a high speed FPGA interface?


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    •  Analog Employees 
    on Jan 20, 2021 1:30 PM


    Analog Devices' SHARC® processor family dominates the floating-point DSP market with exceptional core and memory performance and outstanding I/O throughput. With multiple products variants and price points, SHARC brings real-time floating-point processing performance to many applications where dynamic range is key. Latest products provide leading performance/power efficiency and advanced connectivity with an integrated ARM® core.

    The ADSP-SC5xx processors have the multi-core SHARC+ with ARM in the architecture. Please refer the below link for more details:

    You can get more information about SHARC processors in the below link:

    We would suggest you to use the parametric search link below to select the appropriate processor.

    We have Processors Software and Tools page that provides a convenient look-up table to indicate to users what evaluation platforms, extender cards, emulators, software development tools, and middleware are available for the specific processors you have chosen to evaluate for your designs.

    For more details on pricing and availability questions, please contact your nearest ADI sales and distributors. Please find the link given below.

    We have evaluation kits available for different processors which will provide a platform for customer to evaluate our DSPs. When you navigate through our product specific page you would find its evaluation platform with associate.

    If you can provide more information on other requirements from the external interfaces, the speed grade, memory requirements, package, which you are looking for, then we can help you narrow down to select the right derivative in processor family.

    Anand Selvaraj.