Analog Devices and Audinate Announce Software-based Dante Reference Design for Popular ADSP-SC589 SHARC®+ ARM SoC

In Audio, Audio Product Newsby Victoria Cressatti

Dante ADI.jpgPORTLAND, Ore., June 5, 2019 – Audinate, developer of the industry-leading Dante® AV networking technology, and Analog Devices (ADI), creator of innovative solutions for the electronics industry since 1965, have partnered to introduce a new software-based Dante reference design kit for the popular ADSP-SC589 DSP + ARM processor. Audinate is also announcing they are now a member of the Analog Devices Alliances program.

Software-based, networked solutions are increasingly becoming the most cost-effective and flexible way to design and deliver AV products, shifting the industry from purpose-built hardware. Products like the ADSP-SC589 illustrate this trend, combining the powerful SHARC DSP with an ARM CPU to enable manufacturers to develop entire families of innovative products upon the same platform.

With Dante Embedded Platform, Audinate now provides a cost-effective and flexible means to deliver Dante technology in modern software-driven devices. With minimal additional hardware and low marginal costs, Dante Embedded Platform fits where other hardware solutions won’t, giving customers immediate access to thousands of available Dante-enabled products from hundreds of OEMs in countless installations.

The Dante Embedded Platform Reference Design Kit for ADSP-SC589 enables OEMs to design high performance, software-based Dante products with confidence. The ADSP-SC589 SoC pairs two powerful SHARC® DSP cores with an ARM Cortex CPU and allows developers to focus on their own algorithm and UI development on a powerful software-based platform with a highly optimized software and tools ecosystem. Together, innovative new networked audio products can rapidly be created with tools and resources from these trusted sources.

“Partnering with Analog Devices is a great opportunity for both companies to advance software-driven AV products,” notes Joshua Rush, SVP of Marketing and Products at Audinate. “The SHARC DSP platform is incredibly popular and powerful and is used in hundreds of audio products. Those products built around SHARC can now add Dante as software, making the most in-demand AV-over-IP solution easy to implement and more readily available for customers.”

“With so many Professional AV companies combining Dante’s AV over IP technology in systems with SHARC and SigmaDSP products from Analog Devices, collaborating with Audinate is a win for our joint customers. A more integrated solution enables far more form factors and simplified system designs to get products to market as quickly as possible,” says Jen Lloyd, Vice President Healthcare & Consumer Systems for Analog Devices.

The Dante Reference Design Kit for ADSP-SC589 is expected to be available in Q4 2019.

For more information, visit www.audinate.com.