Houston, Tex. – To lower the cost and time involved in setting up development tools for evaluating a new digital signal processor (DSP) platform, Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI) has launched the TMS320VC5505 eZdsp USB stick development tool, which drops the cost of a full-featured emulator and integrated development platform down to $49. TI claims is the industry's lowest cost for a DSP tool.
The new C5505 eZdsp USB stick enables rapid creation of DSP applications including portable audio players, voice recorders, IP phones, portable medical devices, biometric USB keys, software defined radios (SDRs), hands-free headsets, and metering applications. About the size of a stick of gum, the C5505 eZdsp stick simplifies development by providing integrated features such as an on-board XDS100 emulator and on-board audio codec and connectors.
The eZdsp is based on the C5505 processor, the industry's lowest power 16-bit DSP with active power consuming less than 0.15 mW/MHz and standby power less than 0.15 mW.'Because of this the eZdsp requires no other components or cables, allowing the entire development tool to be powered by the USB port.'Designers simply plug into the USB port of any laptop or workstation.
An integrated XDS100 emulator provides complete debug capabilities and visibility inside the processor for algorithm optimization and benchmarking. On-board audio codec and connectors allow developers to evaluate many features of the C5505 processor and quickly optimize complex DSP algorithms in terms of performance and power consumption across a variety of design scenarios.
The eZdsp includes an extension connector, which allows developers to design and directly connect to daughter cards suitable for their application. Stereo line in and headphone out connectors area also included.
Users can easily migrate to TI's C5505 evaluation module that offers additional extensive evaluation options.
The feature-rich C5505 eZdsp USB stick development tool is available now at USD $49, which includes a full XDS100 emulator and a target version of CCStudio v.4. Special incentives are available for educators, university students and developers actively participating in TI's online community.
The C5000 platform is supported by TI's extensive Developer Network, as well as a complete chip support library, comprehensive application notes, reference designs, application guides, videos and online communities.