Military Embedded Systems

Graphical software tool speaks the developer's language

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October 25, 2010

Sharon Hess

Military Embedded Systems

Chris A. Cuifo

Editorial Director

Military Embedded Systems

Graphical software tool speaks the developer's language

Learning a new language is a difficult, time-consuming, tedious endeavor, whether we're talking about Russian or a new software programming language.

Learning a new language is a difficult, time-consuming, tedious endeavor, whether we’re talking about Russian or a new software programming language. And Texas Instruments’ C6EZFlo graphical software development tool eliminates this challenge – at least from the software-programming sphere. How? Developers take advantage of the tool’s drag-and-drop capabilities when they begin a signal-flow block diagram. Blocks might represent a particular DSP filter kernel or an output/input data transaction, among other items. The tool, in turn, then “generates heavily commented and cleanly structured C code” relevant to that block diagram. The C code can be used as-is or further altered for design changes so you don’t need to be an expert on a particular DSP architecture, DSP code, or drivers.

Compatible with TI’s C6000 DSP devices and Da Vinci video processors in DSP-based varieties, the C6EZFlo is ideal for fast prototyping of test and measurement applications, as well as industrial monitoring and imaging. Another important benefit, particularly for military designers, is that the block diagrams depicting system signal flow can be used again during migration to additional or different TI DSPs, eliminating a lot of rework.

 

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