Multiprocessor operating environment for TigerSHARC DSP architectures

BittWare Inc. in Concord, N.H., is releasing the Trident multiprocessor software operating environment.

Mar 1st, 2007
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BittWare Inc. in Concord, N.H., is releasing the Trident multiprocessor software operating environment. Supporting distributed multiprocessor application development on Analog Devices TigerSHARC processors, Trident helps system designers to code, debug, and optimize applications on multiprocessor, multiboard, and multisystem platforms. The operating environment consists of a suite of embedded libraries and host tools that seamlessly integrate with Analog Devices Visual DSP++ development tool-chain. Trident is optimized for low latency and high throughput, can support as many as 65,000 processors, supports multiprocessor synchronization for threads on different processors, has large-scale messaging capabilities with point-to-point and broadcast APIs, and offers high-speed data transfers. “The complexities of designing an efficient, multiprocessor-based system are becoming increasingly difficult for system designers to handle, especially when merging two technologies such as DSPs and FPGAs,” says Jeff Milrod, BittWare’s president and chief executive officer. “Trident was developed to reduce the complexities of multiprocessor systems making them more accessible and easier to implement.” The underlying interprocess communication supporting each Trident module occurs across high-performance LVDS link ports either directly connected or configured via BittWare’s FPGA ATLANTiS framework. Optimized for low latency and high throughput, Trident’s performance will not decrease even as the number of processors increases. Trident, coupled with BittWare’s FPGA and DSP product families, is for large-scale defense/aerospace, high-end Instrumentation, life sciences, and communications applications. For more information contact BittWare online at www.bittware.com.

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