Introduction to Hardware and Software Tools for the TMS320C6748 Board

Aim of the experiment

The aim of the experiment is to familiarize you with the following:

  1. C6000 instruction set architecture
  2. OMAP-L138 Low-Cost Developer Kit (LCDK)
  3. TI Code Composer Studio software tools
  4. TI DSP BIOS (operating system)
  5. LabVIEW
  6. Matlab

Equipment to be checked out

All the above equipment can be checked out from the ECJ checkout counter. The above list of equipment is the additional equipment required per work station.

Reading assignment


Downloads

Software packages to install on your laptop by Mr. Yeong Choo and Mr. Sam Kanawati, The University of Texas at Austin

Computer Architecture review slides by Ms. Zeina Sinno, The University of Texas at Austin

Recitation Slides by Mr. Yeong Choo, Mr. Sam Kanawati, and Ms. Debarati Kundu, The University of Texas at Austin

Lab instructions by Mr. Yeong Choo and Mr. Sam Kanawati, The University of Texas at Austin

Supplemental Information

Code Composer Studio 7 Wiki page

Web page for 3rd edition of lab book by Profs. Welch, Wright and Morrow

Getting Started with the OMAP-L138 LCDK by Profs. Welch, Wright and Morrow

LabVIEW transmitter demonstration by Dr. Zukang Shen to show how labs 1-6 fit together

Common signals in Matlab by Prof. Brian L. Evans, The University of Texas at Austin

C6000 DSP family overview slides by Prof. Steven Tretter, University of Maryland (from 2008 lab manual)


Lab 1 Report

Submitting the lab 1 report that answers the questions below is mandatory to obtain credit for this lab

Assignment


Debugging and Troubleshooting Tips

When connecting the USB cable from the PC to the C6748 DSP board, please use the USB port on the opposite side of the board from the power connector.

If winDSK reports that the PC cannot connect to the C6748 DSP board, close winDSK, power the board off, restart WinDSK and then start the board. The order of starting the winDSK software and starting the board matters.

Code Composer Studio does not support the access of files on a network drive. Instead, you have to select My Computer -> Z drive instead. It is the same location, but instead of the longer path \austin.utexas.edu\..., it will show Z:\.

Additional tips from the TAs:

Useful references

Texas Instruments TMS320C6748 processor, board, and tools

LabVIEW


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