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[FAQ] Support Guidance for C5000 Digital Signal Processors

Support Guidance for C55x, C54x, C5x

Q: I’m developing an application based on TI’s C5000 family of digital signal processors. I have some questions and need some support. Can you help me?

A: Thanks for reaching out.

Links to active C5000 devices with a product folder on are listed below:

Each product folder provides relevant collateral, software and tools for the device. These parts will continue to be in production to support existing customers.

No support is provided for TI for inactive/EOL devices (i.e. devices without a product folder on

For all active C5000 devices, only limited design support is available from TI for existing designs.

You may search the E2E forums for archived posts of previous discussions which may help address your questions.

Finally, for additional support for your C5000 applications design, you can reach out to one of the following third parties:

Q: Do you have alternatives to these processors?

A: You may want to consider evaluating a C6000 fix and floating point DSPs as a migration path. While they are not direct replacements for the various C5000 DSPs, we recommend evaluating the following devices(s) as potential alternatives: