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CC and JTAG with other devices in the scan chain

Started by Arius - Rick Collins May 29, 2003
The JTAG port is used both for debugging software in development and for
boundary scan hardware test in production. Most of the PLD vendors provide
support in their programming software for other devices in the scan
chain. But I have received mixed advice on putting TI DSPs in a scan chain
with other devices. TI has lots of literature saying you can do this and
Code Composer seems to offer support for this. But when I asked TI support
about it, they said they don't advise you to try it, but to put the DSP on
its own JTAG port with no other devices.

Seems TI can't make up its mind about whether or not they wish to support
JTAG for boundary scan. Anyone have any experience with this? Have you
used TI DSPs in a scan chain with other devices such as FPGAs and MCUs? Rick Collins
Arius - A Signal Processing Solutions Company
Specializing in DSP and FPGA design http://www.arius.com
4 King Ave 301-682-7772 Voice
Frederick, MD 21701-3110 301-682-7666 FAX


Hi,
Kindly find the answers embedded inside the mail.
----- Original Message -----
From: akalya
 

Hello:

Recently bought a IEKC64x board from ATEME. I would like to use it as
stand-alone and connect to the PC's parallel port just as I use the
C6711 DSK (i.e. use CCS and download *.out files to the board and
run) ;
You require a XDS510PP JTAG and a parallel port cable to connect the JTAG to your computer.
You can connect the JTAG in the connector slot and you can use your CCS (Version 2.00or 2.10) to load your out files and run.
But you need to take care about the board's initialization program i.e. you need to invoke the init function for the board.
 
 but there is no embedded emulator like in the 6711DSK where we
connect to the parallel port of the DSK. There are no such cables in
this (expensive) box from ATEME (nor help! ).

Would like to know whether I just need a cable connecting the PC's
parallel port to the 14-pin JTAG slot of the IEKC64X or would I also
need an external XDS510 emulator.
You need a JTAG as indicated above.

Also, how would I use the J5 header (14-pin JTAG port) in the
C6711DSK ? Is this different from using the JTAG port on the
IEKC64X ?
Hope this solves your problem.
i


akalya wrote:
>
> Hello:
>
> Recently bought a IEKC64x board from ATEME. I would like to use it as
> stand-alone and connect to the PC's parallel port just as I use the
> C6711 DSK (i.e. use CCS and download *.out files to the board and
> run) ; but there is no embedded emulator like in the 6711DSK where we
> connect to the parallel port of the DSK. There are no such cables in
> this (expensive) box from ATEME (nor help! ).
>
> Would like to know whether I just need a cable connecting the PC's
> parallel port to the 14-pin JTAG slot of the IEKC64X or would I also
> need an external XDS510 emulator.
>
> Also, how would I use the J5 header (14-pin JTAG port) in the
> C6711DSK ? Is this different from using the JTAG port on the
> IEKC64X ?
>
> Really appreciate any help,
>
> Thank you very much,
> ka
>
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There is a JTAG emulator over parallel port from Spectrum digital, that
you can buy
and use on the IEKC64x board from ATEME.

Regards
Jagadeesh Sankaran


> From: Jean-Michel MERCIER [mailto:]
> Sent: 30 May 2003 13:59
> To:
>
> Note that Kane Computing, a major UK based DSP Tools
> distrutor have done a very interresting survey on
> emulators with performance comparisons.
> Check their web site.

I am currently working on a new revision of the Emulator Technical Comparison
that Jean-Michel mentioned. I hope to have it ready in the next week or so. If
anyone here is interested in having a copy then drop me an email and I will send
you the new version as soon as I finish it.

Best Regards,

Kevin Howson
Technical Manager
Kane Computing Limited

www.kanecomputing.com