As a result of a partnership between 3L and Lyrtech Inc., a custom version of 3L’s Diamond multiprocessor tool suite has been tightly integrated with Lyrtech hardware solutions. Optimized for combining multiple DSP/ FPGA/ microprocessor components, Diamond is ideal for generating efficient multiprocessor applications. 3L Diamond for Lyrtech is available immediately.
3L Diamond development environment is easy-to-use, flexible and scalable across large multiprocessor systems. Designers can leverage 3L and Lyrtech’s hardware integration and focus more effort on adding value to their application code. Code is organized as a number of independent, communicating tasks, and via Diamond’s Integrated Development Environment (IDE) housekeeping — such as loading multiple DSP and FPGA components and organizing communication between tasks are handled automatically.
3L and Lyrtech have initially targeted their integration effort on Lyrtech’s SignalMaster Quad (SMQ) advanced development platform. Specifically designed to help develop and test DSP algorithms the SMQ features a combination of FPGA and DSP devices. The SignalMaster Quad is designed around two clusters of one Virtex® 4 LX FPGA and two TMS320C6416 DSPs. Each cluster can yield up to 16,000 MIPS/MMACS of DSP processing power and 48 GMACS of FPGA-based DSP processing power.