Avnet Electronics Marketing announced additions to the Analog Devices Blackfin BF609 Embedded Vision Starter Kit (Finboard). The development kit for the Analog Devices dual-core Blackfin BF609 processor offers an updated pipelined vision processor (PVP) programmer and a new lens adapter. The starter kit is priced at $299, with an introductory price of $199 for the first 500 kits sold.
Analog Devices, Xilinx, and MathWorks announced a series of design conferences for analog, mixed-signal and embedded systems engineers. During the conference, attendees will learn how MATLAB and Simulink can be used to develop, model and deploy high-performance signal processing systems. Design Conference 2013 will take place in the United States, Germany and China. Avnet, Digilent and 4DSP, sponsors of the U.S. conferences, will showcase their industry-leading solutions based on ADI’s analog and mixed-signal technologies.
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.
Analog Devices launched the CrossCore Embedded Studio (CCES) software development platform for their Blackfin and SHARC processors. CCES offers Blackfin and SHARC developers a C/C++ and assembly editing environment with plug-in support for drivers and services including Ethernet, USB, algorithmic software modules, operating system, and file system. CCES provides easy to use, integrated multicore development and debug features. CCES licenses are available at several levels. A single-user node locked license is priced at $995.
Analog Devices and Arrow Electronics will host a webcast next week. The title of the webinar is: Implementing Video Surveillance. The online seminar is ideal for design engineers who are tasked with designing video surveillance systems specifically in the area of camera equipment development with special concentration on image signal conditioning / conversion, image analysis, and camera system power management. The ADI webcast will take place on September 19, 2012 at 12:00 p.m. EDT.
Analog Devices and Arrow Electronics are teaming together to host a webcast. The webinar will discuss solutions to isolation challenges in power conversion applications. The online seminar is titled, Solving Isolation Challenges in Power Conversion Applications. The webcast will take place at 12 noon EDT on May 16, 2012.
Analog Devices will host a free webinar about the JESD204B standard. The online seminar will take place Wednesday, April 18, 2012 at 12:00 pm EDT. The title of the webcast is Demystifying the JESD204B High-speed Data Converter-to-FPGA Interface. The ADI webcast is ideal for engineers designing within the FPGA/analog signal chain system ecosystem.
Analog Devices and Digilent introduced two all-in-one analog design kits: Digilent Analog Discovery Design Kit and Digilent Analog Explorer Design Kit. The two kits help engineering students build and test a wide range of analog and digital circuits using their own PC without the need for any other equipment. The Digilent Analog Discovery Design Kit will be available in June for $99. The more advanced Digilent Analog Explorer Design Kit will be available in August for $199.
Analog Devices will host a webcast this week. The webinar will examine the most common specifications and metrics associated with high performance MEMS accelerometers, gyroscopes and inertial measurement units (IMUs) and will provide insights into their characterization and impact on real-world applications. The title of the online seminar is: High-Performance MEMS; What does that mean? The event will take place March 14, 2012, at 12:00 pm EST.
Analog Devices will host a webinar titled, The Latest on Driving ADCs Differentially. There are two parts to this online seminar. The first part will take place Wednesday on January 25, 2012, at 12:00 pm EST. It will discuss how to select the right differential ADC driver for your design, and examine basic concepts. The second part of the webcast will take these basic concepts and use them to make the driver selection. The ADI webinar is ideal for all students and engineers who are new to the field, as well as those more experienced engineers looking for a refresher on this or any other part of the signal chain, design, and layout.