Analog Devices (ADI) introduced the Blackfin BF50x series of processors for converged digital signal and control processing applications. BF50x processors enable designers to achieve gains in signal conversion and computational precision, and apply advanced power control techniques to yield greater energy efficiency for industrial applications. Blackfin BF50x processors are sampling to today.
The Analog Devices BF518F FMC Development Kit is a VITA57 compatible development platform. The BF518F FMC Development Kit features the Analog Devices Blackfin BF518F processor and runs the Microsoft .NET Micro Framework operating system. The Analog Devices BF518F FMC Development Kit is available from Avnet for $349 – or $499 with the add-on debug agent board. Orders can be placed now with shipments beginning in early 2010. The kit is ideal for use in embedded industrial automation applications where low power and convergent processing are essential.