Analog Devices Introduces VisualDSP++ Release 5.0 for Blackfin, SHARC and TigerSHARC Processors

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Upgrade enhances functionality and robustness through new features and incremental improvements.

Analog Devices, Inc. (NYSE: ADI), a leading global manufacturer of high-performance integrated circuits used in analog and digital signal processing, today announced the availability of VisualDSP++ Release 5.0., the latest release of its integrated software development and debugging environment for Blackfin®, SHARC®, and TigerSHARC® processors. Easy to use and easy to install, VisualDSP++ consists of an integrated development environment, debugger, C/C++ compiler, assembler, linker, and simulator as well as support for ADI's range of emulators and development boards.

There are several new features included in the 5.0 release. The core file support feature stores the contents of all registers and memory at any point in time, and allows state restoration at a later time. Release 5.0 offers custom board support which allows users to customize register windows and reset values, and to also display the custom register windows in the IDDE. Also new to the 5.0 release is the support for MISRA-C:2004 C programming guidelines. This feature provides comprehensive support for checking compliance with Motor Industry Software Reliability Association rules.

A number of other enhancements have been included based on customer feedback and emerging market requirements, including license and validation enhancements that allow MAC address based validation and the use of floating license from a remote server for periods of time. The complete list of new features and enhancements is in the VisualDSP++ Release 5.0 Product Description.

Analog Devices Development Tools
Because developers today seek to reduce time to market by choosing a robust ecosystem that brings them nearer to the capabilities of their end-products, Analog Devices provides industry-leading tools, that include starter kits and ADI CROSSCORE® software and hardware tools that support Blackfin®, SHARC®, and TigerSHARC® processors. ADI CROSSCORE® tools include the award-winning VisualDSP++® integrated development and debug environment (IDDE), emulators, and EZ-KIT Lite® evaluation hardware.

About Analog Devices
Innovation, performance, and excellence are the cultural pillars on which Analog Devices has built one of the longest standing, highest growth companies within the technology sector. Acknowledged industry-wide as the world leader in data conversion and signal conditioning technology, Analog Devices serves over 60,000 customers, representing virtually all types of electronic equipment. Celebrating 40 years as a leading global manufacturer of high-performance integrated circuits used in analog and digital signal processing applications, Analog Devices is headquartered in Norwood, Massachusetts, with design and manufacturing facilities throughout the world. Analog Devices' common stock is listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker "ADI" and is included in the S&P 500 Index.

Blackfin, CROSSCORE, VisualDSP++, and EZ-KIT Lite are registered trademarks of Analog Devices, Inc. All other trademarks included herein are the property of their respective owners.


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