Encirq DeviceSQL Embedded Database SDK, Optimized for Blackfin Processors from Analog Devices : DeviceSQL on Blackfin improves efficiency and performance while accelerating software development in a wide range of applications

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Encirq and Analog Devices, Inc. today announced the availability of DeviceSQL, an embedded database SDK, optimized for developing applications on the ADSP-BF548 Blackfin processor from Analog Devices. DeviceSQL is an award-winning SDK that is used to build a variety of high-speed data management functions including embedded databases, data loggers, search engines, language tables and more. It makes it easy to build extremely fast, tight, reliable code for processing and managing data in set-top box applications, portable media players, automotive infotainment systems, home entertainment systems and more. DeviceSQL is shipping in millions of consumer electronics devices with proven performance in a wide variety of applications.

Encirq began shipping DeviceSQL for Blackfin on June 1, 2008. The software has been developed and tested on the Analog Devices ADSP-BF548 EZ-KIT Lite development platform so developers can rapidly build a variety of applications using DeviceSQL with the EZ-Kit Lite platform. Products based on Blackfin and DeviceSQL technologies will feature capabilities such as simultaneous playback of media files and fast search and retrieval of audio, video and digital map metadata.

Maury Wood, Mobile Products Director of the GP-DSP Division, explains that, "Analog Devices is enjoying continued growth in the audio systems market, including vehicle-mounted and home audio equipment. We are convinced that the distinctive features of Encirq's DeviceSQL, such as the small memory footprint and the excellent search engine features will extend our ability to meet our customers' requirements in these areas and in many other embedded market segments. In addition, Encirq's reputation for advanced technical assistance and support capabilities with major customers will provide a persuasive advantage in winning business."

Ms. Deb Goslin, CEO of Encirq Corporation, comments that, "Analog Devices is continuing to expand its worldwide market share for Blackfin processors, and major players in the embedded system community are recognizing and incorporating the technological capabilities of DeviceSQL. I am confident that Encirq will find that the availability of DeviceSQL for Blackfin processors will result in a number of new and exciting opportunities. We expect to highlight this product to customers in markets around the world as part of our new business strategy."

The ADSP-BF548 EZ-KIT Lite provides developers with a cost-efficient development platform for BF54x Blackfin processors thanks to a USB-based, PC-hosted tool set. In addition to the desktop development hardware, this product includes a set of VisualDSP++ development and debugging environment tools, including a C/C++ compiler, assembler and linker. For details, visit http://www.analog.com/BF548_EZKit.

A Convergent Future Demands Blackfin-Class Processing

Analog Devices' Blackfin embodies a new breed of 16/32-bit embedded processor with the industry's highest performance and power efficiency for applications where a convergence of capabilities -- multi-format audio, video, voice and image processing; multi-mode baseband and packet processing; and real-time security and control processing -- are critical. It is this powerful combination of software flexibility and scalability that has gained Blackfin widespread adoption in convergent applications such as digital home entertainment, networked and streaming media, automotive telematics and infotainment, and digital radio and mobile TV

About Encirq

Encirq Corporation is a leading provider of software and design services for ultra high-performance, low-latency event processing and embedded data management. With its DeviceSQL SDK and Encirq Professional Services, Encirq helps electronic device OEMs build reliable software for efficient management and processing of data so they can deliver better products in less time. For enterprise applications, Encirq's ultra high-performance Stream Processing Toolkit and Professional Services make it possible for customers to process, monitor and act on large volumes of data and real-time events faster than with competing solutions. Encirq is headquartered in Silicon Valley and partners with companies around the globe to improve their competitiveness.

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

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