TI eZdsp USB stick dev kit

Posted on Saturday, December 17th, 2011 in dev boards, USB by the machinegeek

Joe Britvch writes:

Check these out. Nice DSP kit for a good price $55 sale (normal $99). The TI C5535 eZdsp USB Stick Development Kit. On sale until 12-31-11. I just got mine, but I have to put it under the Christmas tree for a week. …or… I could put the empty box there instead!

According to TI, the TMDX5535eZdsp is a small form factor, very low cost USB-powered DSP development kit which includes all the hardware and software needed to evaluate the C553x generation, which is the industry’s lowest-cost and lowest power 16-bit DSP. The full contents of the Development Kit include C5535 ezdsp board, CCStudio IDE Rev. 4.x, and headphone with mic, a 2-GB micro SD card, a free software framework for USB audio class and human interface device.

Via the contact form.

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4 Responses to “TI eZdsp USB stick dev kit”

  1. Drone says:

    I have been tempted by these ezDSP USB dongle offers before. The TMDX5535eZdsp is the best deal so-far. It uses the C5535 part which is the only part in the fixed-point C55XX DSP series that has dedicated Fourier acceleration and on-die (4×10-bit) A/D’s. But every time I revisit these boards, the same concerns pop-up:

    1. Fixed point 16 bit only.

    2. Many pins are not brought out on the ezDSP board..

    3. C55XX parts are only available in a 144BGA package, so eventually getting off the ezDSP board for further development is a nightmare unless you can find a TH 144BGA socket; and if you can find a socket, it’ll likely cost you many hundreds of Dollars.

    4. Many report problems getting the included software to work right and many say the software on the included DVD is out of date. Also, it appears to be Windows only.

    5. I have seen several people comment that the TI CCS Suite that is used for this board uses the Eclipse IDE – and if Eclipse wasn’t enough trouble to deal with in the first place, the TI CCS stuff makes it even more difficult to use.

    Remember, it isn’t just the “cheap” $55 initial cost; you have to consider how much your time is worth if you have to fight with a development system for a part that is impossible to eventually mount in a small prototyping laboratory environment.

    Jeez, I think I just talked myself out of buying one of these – again. Bummer.

  2. Sujoy Mondal says:

    How can I create interrupt programming? How can I generate sine wave of variable frequency?

  3. John Ferrell says:

    I could not resist the bargain. I have not found the right place to ask for help yet. I have the following to send to TI when I can find an address:
    The tools disk for my C5535 eZdsp kit is unreadable on several machines.
    The part number is 514587-6001A (08/11/11).
    Would it be possible for me to download it some where?

    If anyone can point the wayto download this, please share!
    It is only 1.25 G

  4. Ray Murphy says:

    I would like to purchase kit.

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