OLD MOTOROLA DSP56 EVM's and WINDOWS 7

Started by skel...@tiscali.co.uk August 24, 2010
Hi,
I have a MOTOROLA DSP56363 and a MOTOROLA DSP56367 EVM and am using with the supplied degugging software interface supplied with the Motorola EVM's and provided by Domain Technology.
I've used both these EVM's sucessfully on varied PC platforms from WINDOWS 3.1 through to WINDOWS 7 (32 bit).
I've now trying to run them, without sucess, on a 64 bit Windows 7 platform.
I've tried all the various compatabilty modes that come with WINDOWS 7 64 bit, but without sucess. There's a short burst of hard disk activity, but no on-screen messages or warnings, and no result.
Doeas any bright spark have an idea how I can get these EVM's to run on WINDOWS 7 (in compatability mode)?
I would be really reluctant to have to loose these EVM's - they are basic, but have been very reliable and stable (up to now).
Any help, assistance or advice would be very appreciated.
Thanks,
Paul.
Hi Paul,

Have you tried SymphonyStudio tool with your EVM? If it does not work, I
think you may can need to install VirtualMachine to resolve it?

Best Regards.

Johnny Chen

2010/8/24

> Hi,
> I have a MOTOROLA DSP56363 and a MOTOROLA DSP56367 EVM and am using with
> the supplied degugging software interface supplied with the Motorola EVM's
> and provided by Domain Technology.
> I've used both these EVM's sucessfully on varied PC platforms from WINDOWS
> 3.1 through to WINDOWS 7 (32 bit).
> I've now trying to run them, without sucess, on a 64 bit Windows 7
> platform.
> I've tried all the various compatabilty modes that come with WINDOWS 7 64
> bit, but without sucess. There's a short burst of hard disk activity, but no
> on-screen messages or warnings, and no result.
> Doeas any bright spark have an idea how I can get these EVM's to run on
> WINDOWS 7 (in compatability mode)?
> I would be really reluctant to have to loose these EVM's - they are basic,
> but have been very reliable and stable (up to now).
> Any help, assistance or advice would be very appreciated.
> Thanks,
> Paul.
>
>
Hi Paul,

I guess you have one of the previous boards to the DSPAUDIOEVM. Those board (DSP56362EVM for instance) used a serial debug interface in conjunction with the 16bit Windows DomainTec debug software. This software doesn't run with 64bit Windows 7 probably (I could't check this).

The good news is that all Motorola/Freascale DSP boards share the 14pin OnCE/JTAG header that provides access to the DSP by an external hardware debug interface.

Currently supported by the Symphony Studio software are:

1.) Domain Technoloies USBEMU, see: http://domaintec.com/usbemu.html

2.) MacCraigor Wiggler, see: http://macraigor.com/wiggler.htm

the same device is sold by Freescale as DSPCOMMPARALLEL, see:

http://www.freescale.com/webapp/sps/site/prod_summary.jsp?code=DSPCOMMPARALLEL

(I produced a batch of copies of this interface but they are getting useless more and more since the parallel port is obsolete for new computers)

3.) MacCraigor USBdemon, see:

http://macraigor.com/usbDemon.htm

(this debug interface doesn't work with the DSP56371 since there is a reset pin lacking, but that's another story and doesn't matter for you)

4.) Xverve Signalizer, great cheap device but unfortunately obsolete now, see:

http://www.signalyzer.com/products/signalyzer-series/core-modules/signalyzer/signalyzer-series/core-modules/signalyzer

I've tested all these debug interfaces with Symphony Studio successfully.

An alternative could be to use the legacy Motorola Suite56 software (this is interesting for me since I'm used to this software), see:

http://192.88.156.10/webapp/sps/site/prod_summary.jsp?code=CW-SUITE56

The command converter that comes with this software supports 2.) as well as the DSPCOMMPCI debug interface that is obsolete since some years, see:

http://www.freescale.com/webapp/sps/site/prod_summary.jsp?code=DSPCOMMANDPCI&fsrch=1&sr=3

I've managed to run some Hawk debug interfaces like the USB TAP with another CCS software using Suite56 see:

http://www.freescale.com/webapp/sps/site/prod_summary.jsp?code=USBTAP or

http://www.freescale.com/webapp/sps/site/prod_summary.jsp?code=ETHERNETTAP&nodeId27262E702B0F

You see there are '50 ways to access your 56k' even today...

Best regards

Christian
Hi,
>I have a MOTOROLA DSP56363 and a MOTOROLA DSP56367 EVM and am using with the supplied degugging software interface supplied with the Motorola EVM's and provided by Domain Technology.
>I've used both these EVM's sucessfully on varied PC platforms from WINDOWS 3.1 through to WINDOWS 7 (32 bit).
>I've now trying to run them, without sucess, on a 64 bit Windows 7 platform.
>I've tried all the various compatabilty modes that come with WINDOWS 7 64 bit, but without sucess. There's a short burst of hard disk activity, but no on-screen messages or warnings, and no result.
>Doeas any bright spark have an idea how I can get these EVM's to run on WINDOWS 7 (in compatability mode)?
>I would be really reluctant to have to loose these EVM's - they are basic, but have been very reliable and stable (up to now).
>Any help, assistance or advice would be very appreciated.
>Thanks,
>Paul.
Hi,
An update:-
Installed the Microsoft Virtual Machine software, and then the Windows XP Mode download, and now I have my two Motorola 563xx EVMS working fine again.
Thanks to all who contributed.
Regards,
Paul.

Hi,
>I have a MOTOROLA DSP56363 and a MOTOROLA DSP56367 EVM and am using with the supplied degugging software interface supplied with the Motorola EVM's and provided by Domain Technology.
>I've used both these EVM's sucessfully on varied PC platforms from WINDOWS 3.1 through to WINDOWS 7 (32 bit).
>I've now trying to run them, without sucess, on a 64 bit Windows 7 platform.
>I've tried all the various compatabilty modes that come with WINDOWS 7 64 bit, but without sucess. There's a short burst of hard disk activity, but no on-screen messages or warnings, and no result.
>Doeas any bright spark have an idea how I can get these EVM's to run on WINDOWS 7 (in compatability mode)?
>I would be really reluctant to have to loose these EVM's - they are basic, but have been very reliable and stable (up to now).
>Any help, assistance or advice would be very appreciated.
>Thanks,
>Paul.