Audinate, developer of the industry-leading Dante® AV networking technology, and Analog Devices, Inc. (ADI) have collaborated to introduce the availability of Dante Embedded Platform (DEP®) for ADI’s SHARC audio digital signal processors (DSPs).
The collaboration is made possible by Audinate’s introduction of DEP – which offers Dante audio-over-IP as on-chip software. By adding DEP to a powerful, compact, audio feature-rich, and multi-core application processor – such as the SHARC ADSP-SC5xx – manufacturers ensure they deliver Dante connectivity with high performance, low latency, and deterministic audio processing. The result is a single-chip solution with impressive system design versatility.
“Audinate sees a shared opportunity as the AV industry migrates to products running on standard computing architectures,” said Bob Ehlers, Vice President of Product Management at Audinate. “The Analog Devices ADSP-SC5xx processors extend the premium audio quality of professional AV systems by adding the industry-standard Dante connectivity to more workflows. The addition of the validated support for Dante-as-software is truly a win-win for developers and end customers alike.”
With minimal additional hardware and low marginal costs, Dante Embedded Platform provides powerful, flexible and cost-effective software-based solutions with Dante audio networking already on board. The result is impressive interoperability with the thousands of Dante-enabled products – from hundreds of OEMs – already installed in countless installations.
The Dante Embedded Platform for Analog Devices’ ADSP-SC5xx DSPs is validated by Audinate for Dante performance and enable OEMs to design for Dante with confidence. The ADSP-SC5xx offers an ARM® Cortex core, up to two high-performance SHARC® audio DSPs with high on-chip RAM, and audio connectivity peripherals. This is ideal for AV-over-IP applications and provides a single-chip system solution.
Additionally, the SHARC DSPs provide a rich ecosystem of advanced audio processing algorithms enabled by Analog Devices’ Sigma Studio® graphical programming environment that shortens customer time to market.
“Analog Devices is pleased to work with Audinate to bring Dante software to the ADSP-SC5xx SHARC DSP processors,” said David Dashefsky, Director Consumer AV at Analog Devices. “We can now enable an ecosystem of SHARC DSPs with Dante connectivity, providing a powerful and compelling solution for the professional AV industry.”
The Dante Embedded Platform SDK for Analog Devices’ ADSP-SC5xx processors is expected to be available by May 2021. For more information, visit www.audinate.com