TI goes the Open Source way!

Praveen RaghavanNovember 19, 20077 comments

Hello all,

Most of you probably know about Google's Summer of Code project. One of the great things that came out of that project is TI deciding to give out their compiler for free.

This is an important first step to getting open source codecs running on the DSP of the OSD, as well as for other projects which make use of TI's DM320 or other products containing a c54x DSP. Unfortunately this is not the complete CCS environment, but a standalone compiler. It contains the compiler, optimizer, assembler and a linker. However you get NO debugger with the tool set.

You can find the compiler toolset here.

Finally a large company like TI is also moving towards the right direction of freeing some of its software. Compilers are known to be a pain in you know where! And all companies and academia should join hands towards improving them further instead of making custom compilers from scratch or using some proprietary compiler. You know which compiler I am hinting towards :)

Regards,

Praveen


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Comments:

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Comment by prabindhNovember 20, 2007
Let us know your feedback on the C54x availability. We have other Open Source initiatives as well including gStreamer ports on Davinci, among others. Look for upcoming announcements ! - cheers Prabindh
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Comment by star123228January 5, 2008
Hi ,I am a student from china
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Comment by pandu.ranganadhJanuary 6, 2008
Hi, i am pandu form india.I have compleated my training in DSP. Please tell me some code optimization techniques.
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Comment by praveenraghavanJanuary 6, 2008
Dear Pandu, Do let me know what you would like to know. You can directly email me at: praveen at notpraveen dot com
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Comment by leeyeeJanuary 27, 2008
DSP designment on Linux was really a delimma, luckily it seems it's on the right way to open source now. However it leaves a lot to do, or i still have to dual-boot or have two PCs on desk. Run CCS on Windows and others on Linux. Any idea for TM320 C6711 on Linux?
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Comment by RaymondApril 14, 2008
Dear Pandu, I am working on TI's C6000 platform, about Video Steaming & Compression, would you please send me some meterial if you have, thank you very much!
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Comment by RaymondApril 14, 2008
Dear Pandu, I am working on TI's C6000 platform, about Video Steaming & Compression, would you please send me some meterial if you have, thank you very much! Raymond at seeddsp dot com. Thank you again!

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