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chip duplication

Started by ger_lough April 22, 2009
Hi All,
Just a quick curiosity. If you write an algorithm in visualDSP++ ,for
example, for a sharc processor and want to put this on thousands of such
chips, how can this quantity of duplication be achieved? Do you send your
algorithm to Analog Devices and they produce the customized chips? And what
would the cost be roughly, say for 1,000; 10,000 and 100,000 chips (just
for the duplication, not including the cost of the actual chips)? 
Regards,
Ger.


ger_lough wrote:
> Hi All, > Just a quick curiosity. If you write an algorithm in visualDSP++ ,for > example, for a sharc processor and want to put this on thousands of such > chips, how can this quantity of duplication be achieved? Do you send your > algorithm to Analog Devices and they produce the customized chips? And what > would the cost be roughly, say for 1,000; 10,000 and 100,000 chips (just > for the duplication, not including the cost of the actual chips)? > Regards, > Ger. > >
If it's a flash programmable processor you can get that done at the distributor level, you don't need to go to the factory. Although for 100K chips you may be able to get it done at the factory. Check where the Shark keeps its brains when it's powered down. Some of the older Analog Devices DSP parts needed a boot flash chip; if that's so then you'd order that chip preprogrammed from the distributor. -- Tim Wescott Wescott Design Services http://www.wescottdesign.com Do you need to implement control loops in software? "Applied Control Theory for Embedded Systems" was written for you. See details at http://www.wescottdesign.com/actfes/actfes.html