dspblok 21479 - Analog Devices ADSP-21479 SHARC DSP Module

The dspblok™ 21479 is a highly integrated DSP module that incorporates an Analog Devices’ ADSP-21479 SHARC DSP operating at 250 MHz, flash, EEProm, and a switching power supply to support the core voltage requirements. All the connections are brought out to standard 2mm dual row header footprints. The board is only 60mm x 60mm (2.36" x 2.36").

The dspblok 21479 is particularly well suited for low power applications. The USB port can operate independently to support USB bus-powered enumeration requirements. The dspblok 21479 also includes a full-speed USB transceiver. You can use the USB to upload DSP code via Danville's dspBootloader™.

The dspblok 21479 is a low-cost version of our fourth generation SHARC based products. It is compatible with other fourth-generation dspbloks engines such as our dspblok 21489 and dspblok 21469.

Development couldn't be easier. You can connect to an Analog Devices ICE using a Danville JTAG Adapter. Analog Devices has two development packages available: CrossCore Embedded Studio or Visual DSP++. If you are starting a new project or designing your own target, you may want to use the dspblok Development Board. This board is convenient as a starting place to connect other development boards (data converters and I/O). It includes a power supply and computer connections to get you started.


Key Components:

  • Analog Devices ADSP-21479
  • FTDI FT220XS-R USB Transceiver
  • Adesto AT25SF161 16Mb Serial Flash
  • Microchip 25AA02E48 Serial EEProm with MAC Address

Exposed I/O (3.3V):

  • DAI 20-DAI 1
  • DPI 14-DPI 7, DPI 4, DPI 3-DPI 1  (Assigned as SCK, MISO, & MOSI)
  • FLG3-FLG0, RESET# (Open Drain)


  • 60mm x 60mm
  • Height: 4mm above PCB, 2mm + 4.3mm (mating header) below PCB
  • PCB Thickness: 1.6mm


  • Dual Row 2mm Headers

Power Requirements:

  • 3.3V-200mA, Largely dependent on core clock and computational load.

(See User Manual for more details.)

Ordering Information:



JTAG Adapter

dspblok Development Board


250 MHz, 0 to +70 °C

2mm to ADI 14 pin

Power Supply, Connectors and Expansion

Part Number:

P/N: A.08479A

P/N: A.08153

P/N: A.08102B