Analog Devices has targeted its two newest Blackfin processors — the ADSP-BF539 and the ADSP-BF539F — at CAN and MOST bus connectivity in the automotive industry. The BF539F is said to be the first Blackfin processor to offer Flash memory in a single package. Using Known Good Die (KGD) Flash memory from Spansion, both processors are designed for memory-hungry processing applications that enable audio, video and conversation voice recognition. For more information on Analog Devices' bus connectivity processors, go to http://rbi.ims.ca/4930-529.
The fun factor continues to draw developers to Linux. This open-source system continues to succeed in the market and in the hearts and minds of developers. Design News will delve into this territory with next week's Continuing Education Class titled, “Introduction to Linux Device Drivers.”
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