DSP Developing Boards from SoftDB

Digital signal processors (DSP) are built into everyday electronic equipment like mobile phones or stereo equipment. The Canadian companyoffers therefore the very successful series of DSP boards called signal ranger. These boards have been originally developed for the education of students but already soon there had been applications beside audio, oscillation control and acoustics: World wide the boards from SoftDB are used to control scanning probe microscopes. Not only the open source project GXSM is based on the cheap and reliable hardware from Quebec. The heart of every open source SPM controller is a DSP

We offer the following developments boards from SoftDB:

SignalRanger-MK3Pro
• 590 MHz TMS320C6424 DSP ()16-bit fix point)
• XC3S400 FPGA 63 user-configurable I/Os
• High-speed USB 2 interface (35 Mbit/s)
• Ehternet (15 Mbit/s)
• 208 kB on-chip (DSP)
• 128 MB DDR2 RAM
• 32 MB Flash RAM
• full compatible with all IO add on boards for the SR-MK2
• Labview and C/C++

Links to the datasheets:
Signal Ranger MK3Pro DSP (Data Sheet)
Signal Ranger MK3Pro user manual




SignalRanger-MK2
• 300 MHz TMS320C5502 DSP (16-bits fixed point)
• XC3S400 FPGA 63 user-configurable I/Os
• High-speed USB 2 interface
• 64 kB on-chip (DSP) double-access RAM
• 4 MB external 75 MHz SDRAM
• 2 MB external Flash ROM
• Can be stand-alone unit or connected to a PC
• Add-on boards for the AD-/DA-conversion: SR-Analog-4, SR-Analog-8, SR-Analog-16 and the A810
• Supported by the open source project GXSM (gxsm.sf.net and sranger.sf.net)
• Labview and C/C++

Links to the datasheets:
Signal Ranger MK2 DSP + SR2-A810 expansion board (Data Sheet) Signal Ranger MK2 user manual




All DSP development boards are supported by Labview and C/C++ directly by SoftDB. There are also free linux drivers available via the open source SRanger projekt. Texas Instruments offers in addition a free compiler for non commercial purposes.

Please contact us also to get informations about the variety of available IO add-on boards.