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.
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