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Audinate Announces Dante Embedded Platform For Analog Devices SHARC Digital Signal Processors

Manufacturers using the premium SHARC DSPs now benefit from Dante audio-over-IP as on-chip software.

Audinate and Analog Devices, Inc. (ADI) have collaborated to introduce the Dante Embedded Platform (DEP) for ADI’s SHARC audio digital signal processors (DSPs), offering Dante audio-over-IP as on-chip software. By adding DEP to a multi-core application processor such as the SHARC ADSP-SC5xx, manufacturers can deliver Dante connectivity with higher performance, lower latency, and deterministic audio processing.

“Audinate sees a shared opportunity as the AV industry migrates to products running on standard computing architectures,” says 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 a cost-effective software-based approach with Dante audio networking already on board. The result is interoperability with the thousands of Dante-enabled products – from hundreds of OEMs – already installed in numerous installations.

The Dante Embedded Platform for Analog Devices’ ADSP-SC5xx DSPs is validated by Audinate for Dante performance and enables OEMs to design for Dante. The ADSP-SC5xx offers an ARM Cortex core, up to two SHARC audio DSPs with high on-chip RAM, and audio connectivity peripherals.

Additionally, the SHARC DSPs provide an ecosystem of advanced audio processing algorithms enabled by Analog Devices Sigma Studio graphical programming environment intended to shorten customer time to market.

“Analog Devices is pleased to work with Audinate to bring Dante software to the ADSP-SC5xx SHARC DSP processors,” notes 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.

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