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Spectrum Digital XDS510PP Plus, TI CCS v5 and Win7

Here we have a Spectrum Digital XDS510PP Plus JTAG emulator for our TMS320F2812 based board. The old system was running Windows XP 32 Bit and TI CCS v3 - everything just worked fine. We could connect to our board from CCS and from Spectrum Digital's SDConfigEx nearly without problems. However, this old computer was swapped for a new development station. It is based on Windows 7 64 Bit and TI Code Composer Studio v5.1. And now the problems start: We can neither get a connection to our XDS510PP Plus JTAG emulator itself nor to our TMS320F2812 based board.
The following settings were done within CCS v5:
- Target Connection: Spectrum Digital XDS510 Parallel Port-PCI Emulator
- Board or Device: TMS320F2812
Our LPT settings are the same as from our old Windows XP machine: E/A address 0x378, IRQ 7, ECP Mode.
If we try to connect to our XDS510PP Plus, we get the attached error message (screenshot_CCS.png).
We also tried Spectrum Digital's SDConfigEx tool (version 1.43.04) to connect to our JTAG emulator. We also used the same settings as from our XP machine. If we go to Configuration-->Ports Available-->Printer,USB, we get the error message from screenshot_SDConfig.png). Here we suspect the driver file isn't suited for Windows 7 x64, because the only .sys file in this directory is from 1999.
Is there anyone with a Spectrum Digital XDS510PP Plus JTAG emulator and Windows 7 x64 who has more success than we had?
  • Here the screenshot from SD's SDConfigEx tool:

  • Guru 130905 points

    In reply to Andre Bachmann:

    Hi Andre,

    it looks like the emulator is pointed to or trying to use the wrong driver.

    Please get the 64 bit drivers for CCSv5 here and try installing them and try again.

    http://www.blackhawk-dsp.com/support/Drivers.aspx

    Please keep us posted.

    Best Regards,

    Lisa

  • Guru 130905 points

    In reply to Lisa TI:

    Hi again Andre,

    I meant to point you to the spectrum digital site for the drivers ...

    http://emulators.spectrumdigital.com/

    Best Regards,
    Lisa

  • Guru 116995 points

    In reply to Lisa TI:

    Andre,

    There is a chance this emulator is not supported in Windows 7/64. According to the XDS510PP+ page at the Spectrum Digital's website, the list of operating systems supported does not show Win7.

    I will check with Spectrum Digital to confirm that. I couldn't make the emulator work in my system here as well, but I get a different error message from SdConfig that may have other causes.

    Regards,

    Rafael


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    In reply to desouza:

    HI Andre,

    unfortunately Rafael and I have been able to confirm the parallel port is not supported under 64 bit windows or linux.  This comes directly from spectrum digital.  Sorry for any inconvenience.

    Best Regards,
    Lisa

  • In reply to Lisa TI:

    Lisa TI

    Hi again Andre,

    I meant to point you to the spectrum digital site for the drivers ...

    http://emulators.spectrumdigital.com/

    Best Regards,
    Lisa

    I also had this idea, but as you can see, there are only drivers until CCS v3.1: http://emulators.spectrumdigital.com/c2000/

    According to Spectrum Digital, newer CCS versions already have a driver integrated, so obviously there is no need for them to publish a new one. This can be read right there: http://support.spectrumdigital.com/ccs40/ (first paragraph, in Step 1: "All Spectrum Digital JTAG emulation drivers and CCStudio target configurations for the CCStudio v4.x platform are included with the Code Composer Studion software installation.").

  • In reply to Lisa TI:

    Lisa TI

    HI Andre,

    unfortunately Rafael and I have been able to confirm the parallel port is not supported under 64 bit windows or linux.  This comes directly from spectrum digital.  Sorry for any inconvenience.

    Best Regards,
    Lisa

    This is quite bad news. But anyway, thanks for your answers.

    Does anyone have experiences with a parallel port pass through from virtual machines like VMware or Virtualbox? The idea is to install one of these virtualization solutions on the new Win7 computer and pass through the parallel port to an virtualized Windows XP - so we would be able to use this old environment for some legacy projects. Any experiences on this?

  • Guru 130905 points

    In reply to Andre Bachmann:

    HI Andre,

    we have tried through a XP VM setup and unfortuantely could not pipe the emulator through.  Unfortunately I suspect the host may need to have driver support to pass the device into the VM.

    Sorry for the bad news.

    Best Regards,
    Lisa

  • In reply to Lisa TI:

    Thanks for your efforts. Which virtualization solution do you have tested? The XP mode from Win7 (based on MS's Virtual PC 2007) doesn't seem to support parallel port pass-through, but at least with VMware Player 4.0.1 build-528992 I am able to add a virtual parallel port to a VM which has the option to use a physical parallel port on the host. This looks promising.

    Hopefully I will have time to test this in the near future.

  • In reply to Andre Bachmann:

    Andre,

    Have you been able to get the XDS510PP_Plus emulator to work with Win7 be using the VMWare Player?  We have the same issue and are unhappy about switching to other emulators, as they don't work nearly as well as the XDS510PP_Plus and they cost a whole lot more.

     

    Nelson