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TMDSDSK33

Started by dandebusschere September 23, 2003
Where is the best place to acquire this DSK? Production distribution
channels that carry TI products really do not want to be bothered by
such a small order and I get 10 weeks time to delivery type of
responses. Why does TI not carry this in its web store like it does
the dsks for other families?



Hi Dan (?)

Just to make things more confused, I just found out that the product has
apparantly been re-named. It is now the TMDSDSK33 rather than the older
TMDS3P761381 nomenclature!

I think that a lot of this has to do with the fact that the VC33 DSK was
supposed to be in the e-store, with a nice glitzy web page and all, but but
typical of a big company, the left and right hands of the marketing
department are uncoordinated.

I did do some checking and the VC33 DSK is in stock here at the factory.
What is supposed to happen when a customer wants a board is that the
distributor calls TI and TI ships the product from here as a drop ship. TI
typically ships within a day so it comes down to the distributors diligence
and speed.

In a possibly related way, the internal sales guy (who does not sit too far
off) was asked a mysteriously similar question but from the distributors
perspective. They are in the process of getting that cleared up.

Ill forward any new information to the group

Best regards,
Keith Larson
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At 05:50 PM 9/23/03 -0000, you wrote:
Where is the best place to acquire this DSK? Production distribution
channels that carry TI products really do not want to be bothered by such a
small order and I get 10 weeks time to delivery type of responses. Why does
TI not carry this in its web store like it does
the dsks for other families?
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|Keith Larson |
|Member Group Technical Staff |
|Texas Instruments Incorporated |
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| 281-274-3288 |
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| www.micro.ti.com/~klarson |
|-----------+
| TMS320C3x/C4x/VC33 Applications |
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| TMS320VC33 |
| The lowest cost and lowest power 500 w/Mflop |
| floating point DSP on the planet! |
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Hi Sean,

The TI internet site is still busted... and by the way along with a lot of
other links. I keep getting daily promises of 'tommorrow'. Needless to say
this is frustrating to me and certainly for you. I can email attach the
newest version (2.03) if you like. The other option is to go to the
Spectrum Digital web site and download 2.02

Keith
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At 03:25 AM 10/22/03 -0000, you wrote:
>Hi folks,
>
>I'm not sure if you completed the order of the TMDSDSK33, but if not, I'm
>proud say I just got mine in the mail today.
>
>i just called Arrow Electronics and they sent me the part number. It took two
>weeks to arrive.
>
>Sean >--- In , "Keith E. Larson" <k-larson2@t...> wrote:
>> Hi Dan (?)
>>
>> Just to make things more confused, I just found out that the product has
>> apparantly been re-named. It is now the TMDSDSK33 rather than the older
>> TMDS3P761381 nomenclature!
>>
>> I think that a lot of this has to do with the fact that the VC33 DSK was
>> supposed to be in the e-store, with a nice glitzy web page and all, but but
>> typical of a big company, the left and right hands of the marketing
>> department are uncoordinated.
>>
>> I did do some checking and the VC33 DSK is in stock here at the factory.
>> What is supposed to happen when a customer wants a board is that the
>> distributor calls TI and TI ships the product from here as a drop ship. TI
>> typically ships within a day so it comes down to the distributors diligence
>> and speed.
>>
>> In a possibly related way, the internal sales guy (who does not sit too far
>> off) was asked a mysteriously similar question but from the distributors
>> perspective. They are in the process of getting that cleared up.
>>
>> Ill forward any new information to the group
>>
>> Best regards,
>> Keith Larson
>> ============================================
>> At 05:50 PM 9/23/03 -0000, you wrote:
>> Where is the best place to acquire this DSK? Production distribution
>> channels that carry TI products really do not want to be bothered by such a
>> small order and I get 10 weeks time to delivery type of responses. Why
>does
>> TI not carry this in its web store like it does
>> the dsks for other families?
+-----------+
|Keith Larson |
|Member Group Technical Staff |
|Texas Instruments Incorporated |
| |
| 281-274-3288 |
| |
| www.micro.ti.com/~klarson |
|-----------+
| TMS320C3x/C4x/VC33 Applications |
| |
| TMS320VC33 |
| The lowest cost and lowest power 500 w/Mflop |
| floating point DSP on the planet! |
+-----------+


Hi Steve

This information is in the DSK3HELP.HLP help file and that was updated some
time back (use F1 key within a windows application or open with Explorer).
Still a number of boards have been built with the old documentation and
software. Unless you have an alpha or beta board, and I dont see how you
could since I personally sent those out, the boards are all identical. Go
here to get the latest.

http://dspvillage.ti.com/docs/catalog/resources/appnoteabstract.jhtml?family
Id2&abstractName=spra976

If you were referring to the old C31 DSK PDF file, then you are definitely
driving off into the weeds. This was put in the package as a courtesy to
C31 DSK users (yes the C31 DSK can be used with these tools).

If you want a hard copy of the schematics, look in the \DSK3\DSK3\IMAGES
directory. There you will find the schematics in both PDF and BMP form.
The reason for having both is that BMPs are the only thing that the help
compiler (IE, all the sources are included) will accept.

Incidentally, if anyone downloaded the code between 1-2 days ago the
installer had a problem where the directories were lost. This version
should be OK

Best regards,
Keith Larson
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At 08:54 PM 11/13/03 -0000, you wrote:
Hey Everyone,

I reciently got this DSK and when looking through the documentation it
appeared the board layout and schematic is different in the docs then what I
have sitting in front of me. It's somewhat difficult to know where I should
apply my signals if I don't know what is pinned out to what. Does anyone
have any ideas on where I could get this information? The lack of
documentation is starting to get to me! :(

It seems like a great DSP and one that is fairly straight forward to use,
which is good because I haven't done this stuff in a while but after
fighting with it for the day I figured it was time for some help.

Thanks,
Steve
+-----------+
|Keith Larson |
|Member Group Technical Staff |
|Texas Instruments Incorporated |
| |
| 281-274-3288 |
| |
| www.micro.ti.com/~klarson |
|-----------+
| TMS320C3x/C4x/VC33 Applications |
| |
| TMS320VC33 |
| The lowest cost and lowest power 500 w/Mflop |
| floating point DSP on the planet! |
+-----------+