Simplifying DSP design

National Instruments’ LabVIEW DSP Test Integration Toolkit 2.0 hooks up to Texas Instruments’ Code Composer Studio Development Tools to simplify debugging and validation of code executing on TI’s DSP chips.

National Instruments’ LabVIEW DSP Test Integration Toolkit 2.0 is a LabVIEW add-on that hooks up to Texas Instruments Code Composer Studio (CCStudio) Development Tools to simplify debugging and validation of code executing on TI’s TMS320 DSP chips.

It sports an executable that design engineers use to establish communication and control of data internal to a DSP device. The executable runs parallel to CCStudio and uses the real-time data exchange (RTDX) communication protocol.

Engineers typically spend hours or days programming custom applications to communicate to the DSP through RTDX. With the LabVIEW DSP Test Integration Toolkit, they no longer need to do this – they simply drop controls and indicators onto the executable front panel and configure the objects with a few mouse clicks. Additionally, they can use RTDX VIs in LabVIEW where they can customise controls and indicators on the LabVIEW front panel and incorporate data simulation and analysis using LabVIEW.

Engineers also can read and write data directly to the DSP memory using LabVIEW for traditional, non real-time debugging. By using LabVIEW, they can take advantage of data visualisation capabilities for viewing waveforms, video signals, scalar values and other data. They can complete their DSP debug systems by connecting LabVIEW to a wide range of instruments including signal generators, digitisers and multimeters.