Debugging with ADI Blackfin without JTAG or EZ-Kit

Started by Ian March 24, 2004
Hi all,
I'd like to do a project using an Analog Devices Blackfin 531/532 but 
definately won't have access to a JTAG interface and, unless I can get the 
current US$99 EZ-Kit deal here in New Zealand, without the JTAG-USB debug 
on the AD dev kit.  Will it be easy to get the chip running on a custom 
board?  Does anyone have experience like this?  I have access to VisualDSP 
(90 days) so can do some debugging.
Specifically I will be attempting JPEG compression on colour video fields 
(not real time ~5 fields /sec) and so will be using the PPI, external 
SDRAM (maybe also low power SRAM) and the serial ports and maybe to a FTDI 
USB chip.
Alternatively has anyone done a similar thing with a TI VC509?
thanks
Ian

-- 
Using M2, Opera's revolutionary e-mail client: http://www.opera.com/m2/
"Ian" <ian.downes@slingshot.co.nz> wrote in message
news:opr5cyp1eu06e8yt@news.slingshot.co.nz...
> Hi all, > I'd like to do a project using an Analog Devices Blackfin 531/532 but > definately won't have access to a JTAG interface and, unless I can get the > current US$99 EZ-Kit deal here in New Zealand, without the JTAG-USB debug > on the AD dev kit. Will it be easy to get the chip running on a custom > board? Does anyone have experience like this? I have access to VisualDSP > (90 days) so can do some debugging. > Specifically I will be attempting JPEG compression on colour video fields > (not real time ~5 fields /sec) and so will be using the PPI, external > SDRAM (maybe also low power SRAM) and the serial ports and maybe to a FTDI > USB chip. > Alternatively has anyone done a similar thing with a TI VC509? > thanks > Ian
Tried asking Memec in Oz about the Ezy kits ? Tony Newnham Product Marketing Co-Ordinator Unique Technology Components DDI: 61 3 9760 4264 Fax: 61 3 9760 4280 Email: tnewnham@memec.com.au www.unique-technology.com.au They may even have a few still available. Or try the NZ office Memec EBV (NZ) Ltd. ChristchurchUnit 5, 9 Washington WayChristchurch, New ZealandTEL (64 3) 379 3889 FAX (64 3) 379 3072 Email: pbee@memec.co.nz Or other distributor International Distributor Future Electronics ChristchurchUnit 2, 7 Wordsworth StreetChristchurch, New ZealandTEL (64) 3 366 2887 FAX (64) 3 372 1458 Email: geoff@future.nzl.com Alex
Hi,
thanks for your reply.
I tried the local Memec and they quoted around what I could get direct 
 from AD.  Also tried Excelpoint in Australia but I was too late to catch a 
special offer so price is now similar to Memec.  I tried some of the large 
distributors in the US but they can't export at the special price.  It 
looks like I might give up on the Blackfin and go for a TI'5509.
Ian
On Sun, 28 Mar 2004 14:32:00 +1000, Alex Gibson <me@privacy.net> wrote:

> > "Ian" <ian.downes@slingshot.co.nz> wrote in message > news:opr5cyp1eu06e8yt@news.slingshot.co.nz... >> Hi all, >> I'd like to do a project using an Analog Devices Blackfin 531/532 but >> definately won't have access to a JTAG interface and, unless I can get >> the >> current US$99 EZ-Kit deal here in New Zealand, without the JTAG-USB >> debug >> on the AD dev kit. Will it be easy to get the chip running on a custom >> board? Does anyone have experience like this? I have access to >> VisualDSP >> (90 days) so can do some debugging. >> Specifically I will be attempting JPEG compression on colour video >> fields >> (not real time ~5 fields /sec) and so will be using the PPI, external >> SDRAM (maybe also low power SRAM) and the serial ports and maybe to a >> FTDI >> USB chip. >> Alternatively has anyone done a similar thing with a TI VC509? >> thanks >> Ian > > Tried asking Memec in Oz about the Ezy kits ? > > > Tony Newnham > Product Marketing Co-Ordinator > Unique Technology Components > DDI: 61 3 9760 4264 > Fax: 61 3 9760 4280 > Email: tnewnham@memec.com.au > www.unique-technology.com.au > > They may even have a few still available. > > Or try the NZ office > > Memec EBV (NZ) Ltd. ChristchurchUnit 5, 9 Washington WayChristchurch, > New > ZealandTEL (64 3) 379 3889 FAX (64 3) 379 3072 Email: pbee@memec.co.nz > > Or other distributor > > International Distributor > Future Electronics ChristchurchUnit 2, 7 Wordsworth StreetChristchurch, > New > ZealandTEL (64) 3 366 2887 FAX (64) 3 372 1458 Email: > geoff@future.nzl.com > > Alex > > > >
-- Using M2, Opera's revolutionary e-mail client: http://www.opera.com/m2/
Hi Ian,

I also missed the promotion for the the BF533 and I also want to
create small board for the 5509 :-)

I know that Spectrum Digital has KIT with this DSP and it is well
documented in their manual.

If you find schematics of the c5509 KIT please let me know.

I'll keep you informed aslo

Regards
Penev  


 
Ian <ian.downes@slingshot.co.nz> wrote in message
news:<opr5rd3ke506e8yt@news.slingshot.co.nz>...
> Hi, > thanks for your reply. > I tried the local Memec and they quoted around what I could get direct > from AD. Also tried Excelpoint in Australia but I was too late to catch a > special offer so price is now similar to Memec. I tried some of the large > distributors in the US but they can't export at the special price. It > looks like I might give up on the Blackfin and go for a TI'5509. > Ian > On Sun, 28 Mar 2004 14:32:00 +1000, Alex Gibson <me@privacy.net> wrote: > > > > > "Ian" <ian.downes@slingshot.co.nz> wrote in message > > news:opr5cyp1eu06e8yt@news.slingshot.co.nz... > >> Hi all, > >> I'd like to do a project using an Analog Devices Blackfin 531/532 but > >> definately won't have access to a JTAG interface and, unless I can get > >> the > >> current US$99 EZ-Kit deal here in New Zealand, without the JTAG-USB > >> debug > >> on the AD dev kit. Will it be easy to get the chip running on a custom > >> board? Does anyone have experience like this? I have access to > >> VisualDSP > >> (90 days) so can do some debugging. > >> Specifically I will be attempting JPEG compression on colour video > >> fields > >> (not real time ~5 fields /sec) and so will be using the PPI, external > >> SDRAM (maybe also low power SRAM) and the serial ports and maybe to a > >> FTDI > >> USB chip. > >> Alternatively has anyone done a similar thing with a TI VC509? > >> thanks > >> Ian > > > > Tried asking Memec in Oz about the Ezy kits ? > > > > > > Tony Newnham > > Product Marketing Co-Ordinator > > Unique Technology Components > > DDI: 61 3 9760 4264 > > Fax: 61 3 9760 4280 > > Email: tnewnham@memec.com.au > > www.unique-technology.com.au > > > > They may even have a few still available. > > > > Or try the NZ office > > > > Memec EBV (NZ) Ltd. ChristchurchUnit 5, 9 Washington WayChristchurch, > > New > > ZealandTEL (64 3) 379 3889 FAX (64 3) 379 3072 Email: pbee@memec.co.nz > > > > Or other distributor > > > > International Distributor > > Future Electronics ChristchurchUnit 2, 7 Wordsworth StreetChristchurch, > > New > > ZealandTEL (64) 3 366 2887 FAX (64) 3 372 1458 Email: > > geoff@future.nzl.com > > > > Alex > > > > > > > >
dpenev@yahoo.com (Dimitar Penev) wrote in message
news:<74727cb9.0404010145.4a05faf8@posting.google.com>...
> Hi Ian, > > I also missed the promotion for the the BF533
I think there is a promotion, still active, with AVNET. Worth checking, isn't it? JaaC
Hi,
Yes, the promo is running until the end of April I think but is limited to 
North America only.  I tried asking them but they can't export to me here 
in New Zealand and I don't know anyone in the US to receive and forward to 
me.
This is for an honours project as part of my degree so I haven't got a lot 
of time to spend trying to source tools etc.  My department supports TI at 
the moment so will most likey go for a TI chip.

Dimitar, ADI do provide almost complete schematics as part of the manual 
(ADSP-BF533 EZ-KIT Lite Evaluation System Manual, available on their 
site).  They don't provide information on their JTAG-USB functionality and 
won't release any details of it.  The schematics do include all the other 
peripherals though.  Also, the web version of their IDE is limited to 90 
days I think and the version packaged with the eval kit limits code size 
to 20k.

Ian
On 1 Apr 2004 12:41:55 -0800, Jaime Andres Aranguren Cardona 
<jaime.aranguren@ieee.org> wrote:

> dpenev@yahoo.com (Dimitar Penev) wrote in message > news:<74727cb9.0404010145.4a05faf8@posting.google.com>... >> Hi Ian, >> >> I also missed the promotion for the the BF533 > > I think there is a promotion, still active, with AVNET. Worth checking, > isn't it? > > JaaC
-- Using M2, Opera's revolutionary e-mail client: http://www.opera.com/m2/