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The Handy Board is based on Analog Devices' Blackfin® processor, which combines a power-efficient 32-bit RISC core with a 16-bit DSP engine.

Here is a concise overview of the Blackfin Handy Board's design and feature set. Please see the block diagram for this information in graphic form.

Computing Core

Sensor/Motor Subsystem
The entire sensor/motor subsystem is controlled by a Xilinx Spartan 3e FPGA. The Blackfin Handy Board comes with a reference FPGA program that provides the functionality described below. Source to this program is provided and it can be extended by users. The FPGA is soft-booted by the Blackfin at board boot.

DC Motor Output
Servo motor control
Analog sensor input
Digital sensor inputs
Digital outputs
Integral status sensors

The Blackfin® 537 processor includes one PPI port (parallel peripheral interface), which uses DMA transfers to perform frame acquisition directly into Blackfin main memory. Native support is provided for inexpensive CMOS camera chips, such as those made by Omnivision.

Communications with Host PC

Communications with External Devices

User Interface

High-Performance Switching Power Circuit

Integral Battery Power

Physical Features

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