WinDSK8: A User Interface for the OMAP-L138 DSP Board

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A new multi-core DSP board is available for university and industry engineers. The LogicPD Zoom™ OMAP-L138 eXperimenter Kit, featuring Texas Instruments' dual core SoC (ARM9 and a C6748 VLIW DSP) provides a much more capable and affordable development system for real-time DSP. While this new board includes several improvements over the TMS320C6713 DSK, the host computer-to-board communication methods have changed dramatically. This paper discusses how the latest incarnation of the winDSK software program supports this new system. Specifically, winDSK8 was developed to support the C6748 DSP core within the OMAP-L138 SoC using the ARM9 core as the system's communication interface.