Evaluation Boards foster DSP-based application development.

Press Release Summary:

Featuring 2.5 x 4 in. form factor and USB plug-and-play functionality, TMDX5502EZDSP and TMDX5509EZDSP respectively let developers create low-power applications using TI C5502 (300 MHz) and C5509A (200 MHz) DSPs. Included with C5502 eZdsp(TM) tool are various peripheral devices along with XDS100v2 emulator, Code Composer Studio IDE v4, DSP, as well as image and telecom libraries with source code. Additionally, C5509A eZdsp tool includes USB1.1 slave port and microSD card slot.

Original Press Release:

Texas Instruments Makes Designing with TMS320C5000(TM) DSPs Easier with New Credit-Card-Sized Development Tools

Low-cost eZdsp(TM) development tools plug directly into laptops via USB, allowing developers to create low power applications using TI's C5502 and C5509A DSPs

DALLAS -- Today, Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI) (NYSE: TXN) announced the availability of new credit-card-sized, low-cost TMDX5502EZDSP and TMDX5509EZDSPdevelopment tools, making TMS320C5000(TM) digital signal processor (DSP) development easy and accessible for developers, hobbyists, researchers and students. The eZdsp(TM) development tools for C5502 and C5509A DSPs do not require any cables, allowing developers to simply plug the tool into the USB port of a laptop or workstation for hassle-free development and a simple out-of-the-box experience.

The eZdsp development tools feature up to 300 MHz of performance for the C5502 and 200 MHz for the C5509A. Containing a broad mix of interfacing options, these feature-packed eZdsp USB development tools are ideal for applications such as voice, audio, musical instruments and accessories, medical monitoring and fingerprint biometrics. To support rapid and easy development, both tools include a comprehensive suite of support software and sample code examples.

C5502 and C5509A eZdsp USB development tools key features and benefits

Feature Benefit
Energy-efficient C5502 and C5509A Allows developers to implement
DSPs featuring C5509A at 0.96mW/ applications having low power, low
MHz at 200 MHz and 1.6V core and cost signal processing requirements
the C5502 at 1mW/MHz at 300 MHz and evaluate DSP performance
and 1.26V core Eliminates the need to purchase a
separate JTAG emulator to start
development, lowering the upfront
cost for DSP evaluation and making
the tool more compact

Integrated XDS100v2 emulator ($70 Reduces development costs and allows
to $500 value) quick and easy evaluation and
Free, complete Code Composer Studio development on the C5502 and C5509A
(CCS) integrated development DSPs for audio, voice, medical and
environment (IDE) v4 software other portable applications for
($2,000 value), optimized DSP faster time-to-market
library, Image Library, Telecom
Library (fax and voice), Chip
Support Library and on-board
audio codecs and connectors

Offers large data storage options and
microSD card slot (on the C5509A an option to store user program to
eZdsp USB development tool), 512 SPI flash and boot from it to on-
kB SPI flash and 1 MB SDRAM chip memory or SDRAM
USB 1.1 slave (on the C5509A eZdsp Enables evaluation of a range of
USB development tool), Ethernet, connectivity options for developer's
Bluetooth and ZigBee connectors applications

Allows quick development of
fingerprint access control system and
the ability to design add-on cards
Fingerprint biometric swipe sensor for access to other serial ports on
connector and extension connector the DSP
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Improves user experience by having a
simple and uncomplicated development
2.5'' x 4'' USB-powered form factor platform
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Pricing and availability

The C5502 eZdsp development tool, which includes a range of integrated peripheral devices along with an XDS100v2 emulator, a complete version of the industry-leading CCS IDE v4 and access to chip support, optimized DSP, Image and Telecom library with source code, is available now at the low cost of USD $89. The C5509A eZdsp development tool is also available now at the low cost of $99 and includes a USB1.1 slave port and a microSD card slot in addition to the C5502 eZdsp USB development tool features. Special incentives will be announced on TI E2E(TM) online community for active participants of the C5000 ultra-low-power DSP forum. Educators, university students and third-party developers can use special coupon codes through the university and third party discount webpage on TI.com. You can find out more by contacting the University Program coordinator or a local TI sales representative.

Find out more about TI's extensive C55x DSP portfolio by visiting:

-- TMDX5502EZDSP development tool folder: www.ti.com/ezdspc5502prpf
-- TMDX5509EZDSP development tool folder: www.ti.com/ezdspc5509aprpf
-- TMS320VC5502 product folder: www.ti.com/ezdsp5502prtf
-- TMS320VC5509A product folder: www.ti.com/ezdspc5509aprtf
-- C5502/09A E2E online community support: www.ti.com/ezdsp55029ae2e
-- C5000 DSP landing page: www.ti.com/ezdspc55029aprlp

About Texas Instruments

Texas Instruments (NYSE: TXN) helps customers solve problems and develop new electronics that make the world smarter, healthier, safer, greener and more fun. A global semiconductor company, TI innovates through design, sales and manufacturing operations in more than 30 countries. For more information, go to www.ti.com.


C5000, E2E and Code Composer Studio are trademarks of Texas Instruments. All other trademarks and registered trademarks belong to their respective owners.

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