Danville's dspFlash™ SHARC & Blackfin Programmer is a production programmer that supports Blackfins and third generation SHARC DSPs. Thousands of DSP - flash memory configurations are supported, all you need is a standard Analog Devices JTAG connection on your target.
The Analog Devices Blackfin and SHARC DSPs generally use external flash memory for bootloading and other data storage. This flash can be preprogrammed before soldering onto the board, programmed with a bed of nails tester, or programmed via JTAG using an ADI ICE and Visual DSP++. None of these methods are ideal for production targets.
The dspFlash programmer is connected via USB to a PC running Windows 2000, XP or Vista. Your target is connected via an inexpensive removable ribbon cable to a standard ADI JTAG connector.
The dspFlash programmer works in concert with the dspFlash Windows software program. You specify the target DSP, flash device, chip select, file format and data files. The dspFlash supports batch programmng of multiple files. For example, you might include a bootable application loader file, an FPGA configuration file, some application data files and manufacturing information like serial numbers or date stamps. Serial numbers can be auto incremented. You can save the configuration for later recall.
The dspFlash Windows program supports multiple dspFlash programmers operating at the same time. This allows one operator to program multiple boards concurrently.
Files are uploaded to each dspFlash programmer's internal SDRAM. Since the data now resides in the dspFlash programmer, it doesn't need to be downloaded each time when programming multiple devices. You are now ready to start programming.
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