Analog Devices Debuts SigmaStudio for SHARC Graphical Development Tool

Analog Devices (ADI) SigmaStudio for SHARC graphical development tool for audio applications

Analog Devices launched their SigmaStudio for SHARC graphical development tool for audio applications. The tool gives audio engineers the ability to easily program basic audio functions, and also incorporate third-party plug-ins and custom algorithms. Designers using Sigma Studio for SHARC now have the flexibility to try multiple solutions in the same time it previously took to program a single function. The ADI SigmaStudio for SHARC tool is available as a free software download. It requires a Windows PC, CrossCore Embedded Studio IDE, a supported SHARC EZ-Kit and USB adaptor cables.

SigmaStudio for SHARC is a programming, development and real-time tuning software environment. It enables developers to graphically design and program audio applications for SHARC processors using an extensive, optimized library of over 100 pre-built audio algorithms. SigmaStudio for SHARC is based ADI’s SigmaStudio for SigmaDSP digital signal processor tool.

The new ADI tool supports both block and sample processing and enables a variety of functions such as filtering, mixing, decoding and dynamics processing, as well as basic low-level DSP functions and control blocks on multiple audio channels. The SigmaStudio for SHARC tool enables audio engineers to wire together familiar audio processing blocks in a schematic-like layout, while a compiler generates DSP-ready code and a “control surface” for setting and tuning all parameters in real time, directly on the production system.

SigmaStudio for SHARC Features

  • Faster time to market due to user interface (UI) programming features
  • Optimized algorithms (in excess of 100 in existence)
  • Block and sample processing
  • Efficient Floating-Point Algorithm Library using SIMD with support for extended precision
  • Processor Agnostic Solutions with abstracted algorithms that can be used with other ADI processors
  • Intuitive UI for schematic tuning
  • Supports proprietary code custom algorithm designs which permits conversion into a SigmaStudio Plug-In library
  • Differential schematic loading to support changes in them at runtime

More info: Analog Devices