Development tools for C5502 and C5509A DSPs - Embedded.com

Development tools for C5502 and C5509A DSPs

The eZdsp development tools for C5502 and C5509A DSPs do not require any cables, allowing developers to plug the tool into the USB port of a laptop or workstation for hassle-free development.

The credit-card-sized TMDX5502EZDSP and TMDX5509EZDSP development tools should make the TMS320C5000 digital signal processor (DSP) is easier to use by developers, hobbyists, researchers and students.

The tools feature up to 300 MHz of performance for the C5502 and 200 MHz for the C5509A. Containing a  mix of interfacing options can be used for applications such as voice, audio, musical instruments and accessories, medical monitoring and fingerprint biometrics. Both tools include support software and sample code examples.

The tools use C5502 and C5509A DSPs featuring C5509A at 0.96mW/MHz at 200 MHz and 1.6V core and the C5502 at 1mW/MHz at 300 MHz and 1.26V core. The kit eliminates the need to purchase a separate JTAG emulator to start development and includes complete Code Composer Studio (CCS) integrated development environment (IDE) v4 software ($2,000 value), optimized DSP library, Image Library, Telecom Library (fax and voice), Chip Support Library and on-board audio codecs and connectors
    
They have microSD card slot (on the C5509A eZdsp USB development tool), 512 kB SPI flash and 1 MB SDRAM and the option to store user program to SPI flash and boot from it to on-chip memory or SDRAM

The C5502 eZdsp development tool, which includes a range of integrated peripheral devices along with an XDS100v2 emulator, a complete version of the CCS IDE v4 and access to chip support, optimized DSP, Image and Telecom library with source code, is available for $89.

The C5509A eZdsp development tool is also available for $99 and includes a USB1.1 slave port and a microSD card slot.

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