Introduction to Hardware and Software Tools for the TMS320C6748 Board

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Aim of the experiment

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

  1. C6000 instruction set architecture
  2. C6748 DSP experimenter's kits
  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 checkout counter on the second floor. The above list of equipment is the additional equipment required per work station.

Reading assignment


Computer Architecture Review Slides by Ms. Zeina Sinno, The University of Texas at Austin

Recitation Slides by Ms. Debarati Kundu, The University of Texas at Austin

Code Composer Studio v5.1: A Brief Tutorial for the OMAP-L138

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

Lab instructions by Ms. Debarati Kundu, 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


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 \\..., it will show Z:\.

Useful references

Texas Instruments TMS320C6748 processor, board, and tools


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