Analog Devices Unveils SHARC? Audio Module Platform for Rapid Audio DSP Project Development
Analog Devices, Inc. (ADI) announced today the availability of the SHARC® Audio Module (ADZS-SC589-MINI), a hardware/software platform that facilitates efficient product prototyping, development, and production of a variety of digital audio products. Delivering an innovative combination of high-performance audio signal processing components and a comprehensive software development environment, the SHARC Audio Module is ideal for effects processors, multi-channel audio systems, MIDI synthesizers, and many other DSP-based audio projects.
Traditional product development efforts usually require a significant investment in time and effort to select components, prototype a board, and develop a basic software structure before developers can even begin to address their own product needs. The SHARC Audio Module significantly accelerates this process by providing an audio platform integrating a wide selection of analog and digital I/O with a fundamental software package and development environment. The SHARC Audio Module can be used as a self-contained system but can also be expanded, allowing for the creation of custom I/O and control surfaces.
“The SHARC Audio Module is an ideal central hub for development of audio processing devices,” said Brewster LaMacchia, CEO of Clockworks, Inc. “It’s allowed me to create a variety of highly functional custom I/O peripherals in a fraction of the time it would have taken to design an entire system from the ground up.”
The centerpiece of the SHARC Audio Module is Analog Devices’ ADSP-SC589 processor, a state-of-the-art engine for audio processing, featuring two 500MHz SHARC+® DSP cores and an ARM® Cortex®-A5 core. Connected to the processor is a carefully designed set of system peripherals, including:
- Two 2 Gbit DDR3 memories and a 512Mbit SPI flash memory
- UART (for MIDI & more)
- SigmaDSP ADAU1761 96 kHz, 24-bit audio codec
- Gigabit Ethernet, S/PDIF and 1/8“stereo jacks
- USB OTG & HS
- AD2425W A2B® multi-channel audio interface
- Two 64-pin expansion connectors
- View the SHARC Audio Module product page at for a full description and access to support collateral.
Pricing & Availability
Product Name Availability Single Unit Price ADZS-SC589-MINI Now $195.00 ADZS-AUDIOPROJECT Now $95.00