In an effort to simplify programming to speed up design, Texas Instruments Inc. and Visual Solutions are providing a free two-month trial of Visual Solutions’ VisSim/Embedded Controls Developer.
VisSim v8.0 provides model-based support for TI’s TMS320C2000 Piccolo floating-point microcontrollers (MCUs). The software enables application development by visually supports algorithm creation, bit-true simulation, device initialization, prototyping and production C code generation.
A full version of VisSim v8.0 is being offered and is available for use with TI’s F28069 controlSTICK and F28069 Experimenter’s Kit with a free two month trial license. A limited $11 promotional price for the F28069 controlSTICK is also available.
VisSim/Embedded Controls Developer v8.0 has a intuitive interface and a production-grade C code generator which allows high speed sample rates, low RAM and flash requirements, and automatically generates efficient fixed- and floating-point operations
Drop down menus guide the generation of efficient, interrupt-driven code for all on-chip peripherals, including sophisticated modes of operation for the A/D converter and PWMs.
A simulation feature enables developers to verify, debug and tune algorithms while interactively viewing results in graphical plots amd the VisSim environment can automatically use TI’s Code Composer Studio IDE and emulation – included with the F2806x kits – to compile, link and download algorithms to the target.
USB JTAG hotlink enables downloading and real-time host to target communication for interactively plotting responses and changing parameters during target execution and example diagrams are provided for F2806x MCUs include interactive FFT, PSD, motor control, digital power and a range of other applications to jumpstart development efforts.
Existing VisSim diagrams can be retargeted to any C2000 MCU without structural changes to the diagram, reducing the engineering cost to support multiple targets.
VisSim/Embedded Controls Developer v8.0 software is now free for two months after activation, and can be downloaded at www.vissim.com/piccolo. This link to download the software is also included in the F2806x controlSTICK kit and F2806x Experimenter’s Kit. An $11 promotional price will be available to the first 500 customers who order the F2806x controlSTICK through TI’s eStore with the promotion code PiccoloCS. Regular pricing for the F2806x controlSTICK is $39.00. The F2806x Experimenter’s Kit is priced at $99 US, and orders can immediately be placed at www.ti.com/vissim-piccolo-lpes2-pr.