The ADSP-2147x Minimal Development Board
FEBRUARY 6, 2016 BY Yuchong Li

This development board provides a minimal platform for the evaluation and development of the ADSP-2147x series floating-point DSP. It contains all necessary circuits for booting the DSP, in addition to a 16Mb SPI flash and JTAG interface. All DAI and DPI pins are exported using a 1.27mm pitch header(Samtec PN CLP-122-02-F-D). This is one of my small projects, I'm planning to use this DSP for AC servo motor control application and other fun, computation intensive stuff.

This board uses the LQFP_EP100 package of the ADSP-2147x series, which does not provide the SDRAM interface. However the 5Mb internal SRAM(21479 only, 3Mb for 21478 and 2 Mb for 21477) should be more than enough for most applications. For those applications which require more than 5Mb RAM, the BGA version of the 2147x series provides a glueless SDRAM and SRAM interface. I'm not planning to use the BGA version of this chip because it is in a rather embarrassing position. For the lower end applications, I can use the Blackfin series fixed point DSP with SDRAM, and for the higher end application I might use one of the ADSP-SC58x series with DDR2/DDR3 RAM.

Design files

Design files are available here:
Note that the standard ADI 14-pin JTAG header has been converted to a Molex 10pin FPC connector to reduce area.

Schematics and Layout
Gerber and NC Drill files(2-layer, 66mm x 36mm)

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1. ADSP-21479 product page on Analog Devices website:
2. "EVAL-21479-EZLITE" on Analog Devices website:

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