Analog Devices Inc., a manufacturer of high-performance semiconductors for signal processing applications, announced that its VisualAudio Graphical Audio System Design and Development Environment was honored with a DesignVision Award at a ceremony held by the International Engineering Consortium (IEC) at DesignCON in Santa Clara, Calif., February 1, 2005. The VisualAudio design and development environment was recognized in the Semiconductor/ICs Design Tool category. VisualAudio, which functions as a plug-in for ADI's VisualDSP, allows engineers at every step of the development process to reduce time to market, as well as decrease the cost and risk associated with development of audio systems.
"As the leader in providing educational opportunities to the electronic design industry, the IEC is proud to recognize companies like Analog Devices for their ingenuity and service," said John Janowiak, senior director, IEC. "Based on honorees like Analog Devices, you can tell the spirit of innovation that has always fueled the electronic design and semiconductor industry is still going strong."
"It is a great honor for our VisualAudio design and development environment to be recognized by the International Engineering Consortium, particularly because of the consortium's strong dedication to design and development innovation," said Catherine Stevens, product line director for ADI's platform tools group. "This award validates that ADI not only understands what the engineering community needs, we create tools that can improve audio system designs across the board."
VisualAudio works as a plug-in for the VisualDSP; integrated development and debug environment and streamlines the development of SHARC-based audio systems. Key VisualAudio features include a variety of ready-to-use software building blocks required for audio system design and development, memory-efficient and MIPS-optimized code generation, ADSP-2126x SHARC Processor support, intuitive graphical user interface (GUI), real-time tuning interface and integrated testing capabilities.
The DesignVision awards are a new addition at DesignCon 2005 (January 31 through February 3, 2005), an educational conference and technology exhibition for electronic design and semiconductor engineers.
For more information, please go to www.analog.com/processors/tools.