PhyCORE-BF537 from Embedded Logic Solutions is an insert-ready Single Board Computer (SBC) subassembly in miniature dimensions, populated with the analogue devices ADSP-BF537 Blackfin processor.
Blackfin embodies a new breed of 16/32-bit embedded processor with the high 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.
Integrated chip peripherals include: 10/100 Ethernet; CAN; PPI and TWI, SPI, UART interfaces, timers and an RTC.
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.
All applicable data/address lines and signals extend from the underlying logic devices on the phyCORE to two high-density Molex SMT pin header connectors (pin width is 0.635 mm/25 mil) lining the circuit board edges.
This enables the phyCORE-BF537 to be plugged like a "big chip" into target hardware.
The standard module runs at a 500 MHz internal clock speed and offers up to 128 MB external SDRAM and up to 4 MB external flash.
Primary interfaces include a CAN bus and dual RS-232, as well as an SMSC LAN8700I 10/100BaseT Ethernet PHY and a PLX NET2272 USB transceiver.
The phyCORE-BF537 operates within a temperature range of 0°C to +70°C and requires a single power supply voltage of 3.3V.
The analogue devices’ VisualDSP++ Development and Debugging Environment (IDDE) enables easy generation of code and on-board download of user programs to the phyCORE-BF537 target hardware when mounted on the phyCORE-BF537 carrier board.