[LAU] embedded devices for audio

Florian Schmidt mista.tapas at gmx.net
Sat Dec 20 07:23:03 EST 2008

On Friday 19 December 2008, Brad Fuller wrote:
> On Fri, Dec 19, 2008 at 2:37 AM, Florian Schmidt <mista.tapas at gmx.net> 
> > I searched and searched, looked at Blackfin, AVR, and other DSP/embedded
> > stuff and finally came to the conclusion that an Intel Atom board [mini -
> > itx] with a tight fit case (18x24x5cm) is what i want.
> Why did you dismiss Blackfin? There are quite a few audio tools for
> it. At the last AES in SF, Digital Concepts demo'd Audio Weaver a
> Matlab-based tool that comes with loads of modules. Seemed easy to
> construct software and had about every module you might need. I think
> it's free to download and use and then you pay when you release the
> product to the market. More: http://dspconcepts.com/audio-weaver. Of
> course, you'll need Matlab.

I'm all for open source/libre software. A free download != free software :)

> There's also VisualAudio from Analog Devices.
> http://www.analog.com/en/embedded-processing-dsp/blackfin/content/visualaud
>io_software_tool/fca.html (which I think is free)

Free, but not open source again..

> Besides the proto boards from Analog, Danville Signal has some
> interesting prototyping boards as well:
> http://www.danvillesignal.com/

The main reasons for going for the atom board are

- Super easy packaging - I won't need to solder anything which i'm notoriously 
bad at..

- Ability to use open source software exclusively (Linux, Ingen, LADSPA, DSSI, 
LV2, SuperCollider) which i'm quite familiar with, which will save me loads of 

- It has an FPU [which you do not get on any DSP in the 70-Euro price range 
(including board)..

- Cost: Total price will be around 250 euros, including the case, switches, 
the Arduino IO, etc..


Palimm Palimm!

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