BittWare Gains COTS Embedded TigerSHARC Solutions by Acquiring EZ-DSP

9/29/2004 - BittWare, Inc. announced that it has acquired EZ-DSP Limited, a privately held UK company. By acquiring one of the leading software developers for Analog Devices’ TigerSHARC® processors, BittWare has strengthened its position as a market-leading producer of COTS embedded computing solutions based on TigerSHARC technology for the military/defense, government, and commercial markets.

Based in Belfast, Northern Ireland, EZ-DSP is a center of excellence for the Analog Devices TigerSHARC Processors, offering custom software system development as well as development tools and training.

“DSP development tools are vital to solving the time-to-market issues of today’s design solutions,” said Gerald McGuire, General Manager, Media Platforms and Services Group, Analog Devices. “Adding EZ-DSP’s TS-Lib optimized libraries for the ADSP-TS201 to BittWare’s hardware offerings for the TigerSHARC strengthens BittWare’s partnership to Analog Devices.”

Jeff Milrod, President of BittWare, noted, “EZ-DSP’s software expertise in TigerSHARC coupled with BittWare’s extensive capabilities in multiprocessing hardware design is a matchmaker’s marriage come true.” He added, “BittWare’s position as the leading source for COTS embedded TigerSHARC solutions is now unmatched in the industry.”

BittWare’s new product line, based on the 600 MHz ADSP-TS201S TigerSHARC processor, features an innovative architecture called ATLANTiS (Advanced Transfer Link Architecture for New TigerSHARC) that has resulted in processing performance, I/O throughput, and flexibility that surpasses all other boards.

“EZ-DSP’s extensive knowledge and expertise in floating- and fixed-point software for Analog Devices’ TigerSHARC processors, when coupled with BittWare’s position as the leading supplier of Analog Devices TigerSHARC COTS embedded hardware solutions, results in a 1-2 punch for OEMs that is guaranteed to knock time off their development efforts,” said Kenny Adamson, EZ-DSP founder and CEO.

About EZ-DSP Ltd.
Founded in 2001 in Belfast, Northern Ireland, EZ-DSP is a software company focusing on the digital signal processing and high performance computing arenas. EZ-DSP is a center of excellence for the Analog Devices TigerSHARC Processor, offering custom system development as well as development tools and training. The company developed TS-Lib, the first and most extensive third party optimized library for the ADSP-TS201. TS-Lib offers hundreds of hand coded and highly optimized floating, fixed, and integer based routines for the Analog Devices TigerSHARC family of processors.

About BittWare, Inc.
Founded in 1989, BittWare, Inc. is the leading supplier of TigerSHARC and SHARC based COTS DSP boards. BittWare exclusively uses Analog Devices’ 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, VME, PC/104-Plus, PMC, AMC, and standalone. For more information on BittWare and its innovative DSP solutions, visit

TigerSHARC is a registered trademark of Analog Devices.

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