JTAG Pod Emulates TI DSP Chips

March 2, 2006

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JTAG Pod Emulates TI DSP Chips

If you plan to develop code for one of the chips in Texas Instruments’ DSP families, you will need an emulation pod to connect your DSP development board or target system to your host PC. The USB560BP pod from Blackhawk (Mt. Laurel, NJ) answers the call and provides the only USB-powered JTAG emulator that supports all the advanced capabilities of the latest DSP chips in TI’s C6000, C5000, C2000, OMAP, and DaVinci families. Those capabilities include high-speed Real-Time Data Exchange (RTDX), high-speed downloads, and advanced triggering. Blackhawk, a member of TI’s Third Party Network, demonstrated the new pod at the Texas Instruments Developer Conference.

The Blackhawk pod operates with board voltages from 5V down to 0.5V, which gives it the capability to follow the TI roadmap for future DSP chips. Developers can use TI’s Code Composer Studio (version 2.2 or greater) development tools and easily interface with the USB560BP device to control and emulate the DSP chip on their target board. Because Blackhawk provides a dynamic link library (DLL) that operates independent of specific driver software, the company helps ensure users can continue to use the emulator with newer and future TI DSP chips. The emulator operates over a high-speed USB 2.0 port, although engineers can specify an Ethernet port at an added cost. The software supplied with the emulator requires either the Windows XP or Windows 2000 operating system.

For more information, click here to view TI's Third Party Network page

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