PCI DSP board targets medical imaging

APRIL 5--Incorporating 12 ADSP-21160 DSP "Hammerhead" processors (at 600 MFLOPS each), the Mango Falcon PCI board from Mango DSP Ltd. (Jerusalem, Israel; www.mangodsp.com) offers three clusters of four Hammerheads each, producing 7.2 GLOPs.

APRIL 5--Incorporating 12 ADSP-21160 DSP "Hammerhead" processors (at 600 MFLOPS each), the Mango Falcon PCI board from Mango DSP Ltd. (Jerusalem, Israel; www.mangodsp.com) offers three clusters of four Hammerheads each, producing 7.2 GLOPs. The Falcon-PCI board also contains a PMC station that can host fiberoptic networks, analog I/O, digital I/O, and commercial and standard serial/parallel buses.

The product is supported by Mango EDS software, a toolset based on MatLab software from The MathWorks Inc. (Natick, MA; www.mathworks.com), for multiprocessor applications that consist of a standard PC with MatLab and the Mango compiler, debugger, and run-time executive.

Developers can edit, compile, debug, and download executable DSP code directly to the Falcon PCI board without the need for additional hardware, software, or emulators. Its debugging capabilities, such as breakpoints, single-step, and plot, can be performed within the MatLab interface. Users can see how the M-code is performing in the target environment and can make any necessary corrections.

Additionally, Mango DSP has developed the Mango BIOS, a development system that allows prototyping of DSP designs on a SHARC platform. Integrated with VisualDSP, a C-programming environment from Analog Devices (Norwood, MA; www.analogdevices.com), the Mango BIOS package can be used with Mango DSP multiprocessing hardware.

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