BittWare Rolls Out TigerSHARC Board Support Package for Gedae

10/31/2003 - BittWare, Inc. released a TigerSHARC board support package (BSP) for Gedae. Developed by EZ-DSP, Ltd., the EZ-TigerSHARC BSP for Gedae allows BittWare's customers to take advantage of the productivity-increasing features of Gedae when developing applications for their BittWare TigerSHARC hardware.

"With the introduction of the first TigerSHARC BSP for Gedae, BittWare and EZ-DSP have made a huge step in making it easier for leading military contractors to develop their applications on a TigerSHARC platform," stated Darren Taylor, BittWare's Vice President Sales and Marketing. "The increased performance of BittWare's TigerSHARC boards will be quickly realized as customers can use the EZ-TigerSHARC BSP to port their current designs, such as PowerPC-Altivec, to their BittWare hardware."

Widely used in military applications, Gedae, developed by Blue Horizon Software (dba Gedae, Inc.), is a software development tool for signal processing algorithm design and implementation on real-time embedded multiprocessor systems. Designed to help embedded systems developers reduce software development costs and build reusable designs, Gedae allows developers to analyze the performance of the embedded implementation and optimize it to various hardware platforms. They can use Gedae to develop hardware-independent code in a graphical environment and then port their designs to any supported hardware.

The EZ-TigerSHARC BSP for Gedae allows developers to port their designs to any of BittWare's ADSP-TS201 and ADSP-TS101 TigerSHARC platforms, providing all the TigerSHARC components required to tailor any Gedae design to BittWare hardware. It features cluster bus and link port communication methods in word, block, and DMA modes for extensive interprocessor communications capability. The memory handler offers full use of the TigerSHARC multi-memory block architecture and the external board memory. The BSP also incorporates about 200 of the most popular optimized TS-Lib math library routines from EZ-DSP's extensive optimized library portfolio into the Gedae embeddable library.

The EZ-TigerSHARC BSP also provides networking support, facilitating access for up to 128 TigerSHARC boards on multiple machines with remote access options, allowing the Gedae software and the BittWare hardware to be located in different machines. Debugging tools, such as a register table and log files, are also available.

"EZ-DSP's extensive expertise in DSP development, coupled with BittWare's range of best-of-breed embedded hardware, provides a proven and cost-effective TigerSHARC development platform. The EZ-TigerSHARC BSP for Gedae is a completely integrated solution allowing our customers to focus on algorithm development. We are happy to see the Gedae block-programming paradigm come to the TigerSHARC." stated Kenny Adamson, EZ-DSP founder and CEO.

The EZ-TigerSHARC BSP for Gedae is available today for Windows and Linux. Priced at $19,000, the BSP is royalty/run-time free when used on BittWare boards.

About EZ-DSP, Ltd.
Founded in 2001 and based in Belfast, Northern Ireland, EZ-DSP is a software company focusing on the Digital Signal Processing and high performance computing arenas. With its talented team of engineers, EZ-DSP offers custom system development as well as development tools and training. It is a center of expertise for programming the new TigerSHARC® DSP from Analog Devices, having developed the TS-Lib range, the first and most extensive third party optimized floating and fixed point libraries for the TigerSHARC processor. For additional information, visit

About Blue Horizon Software, Inc.
Blue Horizon Software (dba Gedae, Inc.) was formed in January of 2001 to complete the commercial development of Gedae. Blue Horizon's mission is to make it easier for customers to develop digital signal processing applications and products. Our success depends on our customers. For additional information, visit

About BittWare, Inc.
Founded in 1989, BittWare, Inc. is the leading supplier of TigerSHARC and SHARC based DSP boards. BittWare exclusively uses Analog Devices' (ADI) TigerSHARC and SHARC technology to provide innovative standard and application-specific solutions for high-performance, real-time signal processing applications. Product offerings address OEM needs from prototype-to-production and span a variety of platforms, including PCI, CompactPCI, PC/104, PC/104-Plus, PMC, and standalone. For more information on BittWare and its innovative DSP solutions, visit

TigerSHARC is a registered trademark of Analog Devices. Gedae is a trademark of Blue Horizon Software, Inc. (dba Gedae, Inc.). TS-Lib is a trademark of EZ-DSP, Ltd.

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