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Tasking Debugger?

Started by Unknown February 6, 2003
I was under the impression that Metroworks was the only game in town for
developing software and debugging the 56F803. I tried it out, but was so
disappointed with the number of bugs I found in the tools, I gave up on it
and switched to another processor. Was I wrong? Does "Tasking" make tools
that are compatible with this processor? Do they work?

Thanks
Greg Toman




The Tasking tools target the Motorola 560xx, 563xx, and 566xx families
of 24-bit DSPs, and, to my knowledge, do not support the 568xx family.

Tasking's debugger product is called "CrossView Pro DSP56xxx Debugger"
which is probably misleading. Ditto for the compiler product name. --- In , grt757@a... wrote:
> I was under the impression that Metroworks was the only game in town
for
> developing software and debugging the 56F803. I tried it out, but
was so
> disappointed with the number of bugs I found in the tools, I gave
up on it
> and switched to another processor. Was I wrong? Does "Tasking" make
tools
> that are compatible with this processor? Do they work?
>
> Thanks
> Greg Toman




This may come as a surprise to some, but Motorola does have more DSPs
in their portfolio than just the 56800 Family. The 56300 Family is
another very widely used Family of Motorola DSPs. The Tasking software
name was derived long before the 56800 Family existed back in the days
of the now end-of-life 56000 Family.

The Tasking tools sets do not target the 56800 Family and Metrowerks is
currently your only commercially available software development
package...

--- wrote:
> I was under the impression that Metroworks was the only game in town
> for
> developing software and debugging the 56F803. I tried it out, but was
> so
> disappointed with the number of bugs I found in the tools, I gave up
> on it
> and switched to another processor. Was I wrong? Does "Tasking" make
> tools
> that are compatible with this processor? Do they work?
>
> Thanks
> Greg Toman
>


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