WinDSK8: The Continuing Saga of WinDSK

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The recent introduction of the LogicPD Zoom™ OMAP-L138 eXperimenter Kit, featuring Texas Instruments' dual core SoC (ARM9 and a C6748 VLIW DSP) has brought a much more capable and affordable DSP development system to both university and industry engineers. While this new experimenter kit has several improvements over the TMS320C6713 DSK, the host computer-to-experimenter kit communication techniques have changed dramatically. This paper discusses the continuing evolution of the winDSK software program that was necessary to support 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.