The P1 is a dual processor, high performance, compact DSP embedded processor board based on a powerful Analog Devices 400MHz Blackfin processor and ATmega644 AVR processor. The P1 is an excellent platform for robotic, industrial process control and real time video processing applications. The P1 comes complete with all the necessary software tools for application development and programming. A number of daughercards are available to expand the functionality of the basic P1.
The Blackfin is a complex Digital Signal Processor. This product is for experienced embedded developers. If you are new to embedded programming than consider starting with a simpler device such as the SmartLCD or Wasp.
The P1 is capable of running uCLinux with the 4/8M Serial Flash option.
- Blackfin ADSP-BF531 400MHz DSP Processor
- AVR ATmega644 8MHz RISC Processor
- 32Mbytes SDRAM
- 1Mbyte External Flash (2,4,8M optional)
- 2 RS-232 Ports, RS-485 Port
- 8Ch 10 bit A/D
- General Purpose Video Input Port
- 7 Bi-directional I/O ports
- Blackfin Memory/SPORT Expansion Port
- AVR Analog/Digital Expansion Port
- Blackfin JTAG/AVR ISP Programming Ports
- Extensive Source code examples
- GNU C compilers for both processors
- 5-7VDC input, 3.3V on board @10-350ma
- Small form factor (2.9x1.9in)
Hardware – Blackfin/AVR
The P1 is a dual processor board (about the size of a business card) with a 400MHz Blackfin processor and a 8MHz ATmega644 processor. The Blackfin is a high performance 16 bit RISC DSP with dual MACs, multiple accumulators with 84Kbytes of internal program and data cache. The Blackfin is capable of 600MMACs and is designed for ultra fast image processing and general purpose processing. Programs are loaded from a 1Mx8 Flash and execute from the 16Mx16 SDRAM. The SDRAM provides both program and data storage. The video expansion port accepts several color and BW camera modules or can be used as a general-purpose data port. A memory expansion bus supports additional peripheral daughter boards. The Blackfin ultra high-speed serial ports (SPORTS) are available on another expansion port. A Blackfin JTAG emulation port and RS-232 serial port allows local communication. A real time clock provides self timed sleep capability with several power down modes. The Blackfin communicates with the AVR over the SPI port.
The AVR processor is an 8MHz ATmega644 self clocked general purpose controller with 8 10bit A/D channels, 7 general purpose bi-directional digital IO channels, an RS-232 port, RS-485 port and 2-Wire port. The AVR processor has 64Kbytes of Flash, 4K SRAM and 2Kbytes EEPROM. The 2-Wire port is a general purpose communications bus that connects multiple AVR satellite processors each supporting remote wake-up, node ID identification and high-speed data transfer (>400Kbits/sec). The AVR communicates with the Blackfin and 512K Flash over a high speed SPI link. The AVR controls the Blackfin reset line and can provide initial boot code to the Blackfin after reset is released. Alternatively the Blackfin can boot from Flash.