The MathWorks improves developers kit for Texas Instruments DSP

FEBRUARY 19--The MathWorks Inc. (Natick, MA; www.mathworks.com), developer and supplier of technical computing software for engineers and scientists, has announced the availability of its developer's kit for Texas Instruments DSP 1.2.

FEBRUARY 19--The MathWorks Inc. (Natick, MA; www.mathworks.com), developer and supplier of technical computing software for engineers and scientists, has announced the availability of its developer's kit for Texas Instruments (TI) DSP 1.2, which allows systems and software engineers to develop and verify DSP algorithms in one integrated environment, thereby efficiently producing designs. The new version provides improved integration with eXpressDSP software and development tools through its compatibility with Code Composer Studio 2.0 and 2.1 and expanded code-generation support for popular TI DSP devices.

With the new release, the kit provides faster, bidirectional data transfer between MATLAB and TI DSPs, enabling analysis and visualization of DSP applications. The new version extends support for TI's real-time data-exchange (RTDX) technology to Simulink for bidirectional, real-time host/target data exchange without halting the target. The new RTDX blocks provide a real-time "window" into a running DSP application.

The developer's kit now also provides a TMS320C6711 DSK (DSP starter kit) code-generation target from Simulink and Real-Time Workshop. Useful for rapid prototyping, this code-generation target lets DSP developers validate and verify DSP applications from the Simulink environment and automatically build, execute, and download the program to the C6711DSK board for real-time evaluation.

The kit also supports TI's Code Composer Studio XDS510 emulator as a hardware target for intensive software debugging.

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