Sundance uses Sharp DSP for high-bandwidth processing module

Engineers at Sundance Multiprocessor Technology Ltd. in Chesam, England, needed a digital signal processor for their high-bandwidth processing module, the SMT311. They intend this module for high-bandwidth data-stream processing in real-time image and video processing, target identification and tracking, radar, sonar, adaptive signal filtering, and image correlation.

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Engineers at Sundance Multiprocessor Technology Ltd. in Chesam, England, needed a digital signal processor for their high-bandwidth processing module, the SMT311. They intend this module for high-bandwidth data-stream processing in real-time image and video processing, target identification and tracking, radar, sonar, adaptive signal filtering, and image correlation.

They chose the BDSP9124 DSP from Sharp Microelectronics Technology, Inc. in Camas, Wash. The Sharp DSP provides front-end preprocessing in real-time, explains Flemming Christensen, the Sundance managing director. He says the SMT311 is ideal for edge detection and deblurring of images.

The Sundance device integrates the 50 MHz Sharp BDSP9124 processor to create a flexible, compact sub-system for computationally intensive mathematical operations on high-speed data inputs.

The Sundance DSP is optimized for Fast Fourier Transform (FFT) and other block-oriented computing. At 50 MHz, the Sundance device completes a 1K complex FFT in less time than 65 microseconds, making it useful for sustained ultra-high speed frequency domain processing. - J.M.

For more information on the SMT311 and Sharp Microelectronics Technology, contact Chris Ciufo by phone at 360-834-8796, by fax at 360-834-8611, by mail at Sharp Microelectronics Technology, 5700 NW Pacific Rim Blvd., Camas, Wash., 98607, by e-mail at cciufo@sharpwa.com, or on the World Wide Web at http://www.butterflydsp.com.

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The SMT311 high-bandwidth processing module from Sundance Multiprocessor Technology integrates a 50 MHz BDSP9124 digital signal processor from Sharp Microelectronics Technology`s Butterfly DSP product line.

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