Analog Devices' 600MHz TigerSHARC Earns Top Floating-Point Benchmark Score.Business Editors
SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--March 30, 2004
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Analog Devices, Inc. (NYSE NYSE
See: New York Stock Exchange : ADI), a global leader in high-performance semiconductors for signal processing applications, has garnered leading benchmark results from independent signal-processing technology analysis firm, Berkeley Design Technology, Inc. (BDTI) for its ADSP-TS201 TigerSHARC(R) Processor. BDTI's analysis found that the 600-MHz TigerSHARC Processor registered the highest floating-point BDTImark2000(TM) score of any processor architecture tested by BDTI to date. The BDTImark2000(TM) is one of the industry's most respected measures for digital signal processor A digital signal processor (DSP) is a specialized microprocessor designed specifically for digital signal processing, generally in real-time computing. Characteristics of typical Digital Signal Processors
Specifically, the 600-MHz TS201's BDTImark2000(TM) score of 4430 significantly exceeded the BDTImark2000 scores of 3130 for the 1.4-GHz Intel(R) Pentium(R) III, 750 for the 240-MHz SH775x processor from Renesas, and 1100 for the 225-MHz TMS TMS Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (alternative medicine for depression)
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"In the past few months ADI has doubled the clock rate of both of its key floating-point architectures--TigerSHARC and SHARC SHARC Super Harvard Architecture Computer
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The ADSP-TS201's floating-point design delivers application developers greater computational precision and accuracy, while its high-speed, industry-leading on-chip memory density and excellent multi-processor support make it a natural choice for applications ranging from wireless base stations, radar and sonar systems, and high-precision medical imaging to instrumentation and professional audio, according to Gerald A. McGuire, General Manager, Media Platforms and Services Group, Analog Devices, Inc.
"Once again, TigerSHARC has distinguished itself as a best-in-class processor by coupling the world's highest floating point processor with the world's highest amount of on-chip memory and I/O (Input/Output) The transfer of data between the CPU and a peripheral device. Every transfer is an output from one device and an input to another. See PC input/output.
I/O - Input/Output ," McGuire said. "For deeply embedded signal processing applications, this allows designers to focus on applications, not on removing system level bottlenecks typically encountered in high-cost FPGA-based designs and expensive-to-develop ASIC-based designs. Additionally, the unique ability of the TigerSHARC to process 1-, 8-, 16- and 32-bit fixed-point data gives customers unparalleled flexibility in native data type support."
The ADSP-TS201 has earned a reputation as having the best performance density measured in terms of cost, power consumption and efficient use of board space. Offering 3.6 billion floating-point operations per second (GFLOPS See gigaFLOPS.
GFLOPS - gigaflops ) at 2.2 watts, the 600-MHz TigerSHARC has the industry's best floating-point performance-per-watt ratio. In a typical multi-processor wireless base station implementation, that translates to cooler operating temperatures, which enables systems developers to design in more processors per board to meet their performance needs. For more information on the TigerSHARC Processor, please visit: www.analog.com/tigersharc or see ADI at electronicaUSA with the Embedded Systems Conference (eUSA), Booth #1902, March 30-April 1, 2004 in San Francisco.
About Analog Devices
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(1) The BDTImark2000(TM) provides a summary measure of DSP speed. For more information and scores see www.BDTI.com. Scores (C) 2004 BDTI.
(1) Excerpted from October 2003 DSP Insider, (C) 2003 BDTI. Contact info@BDTI.com for information.
(2) Excerpted from October 2003 DSP Insider, (C) 2003 BDTI. Contact info@BDTI.com for information.
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