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CCS/TMDX5535EZDSP: EZDSP getting started with the latest CCS

Part Number: TMDX5535EZDSP
Other Parts Discussed in Thread: TMS320C5535

Tool/software: Code Composer Studio


I just got my TMDX5535EZDSP kit, the CD that came with it is labeled CCS v4.2.4.

First question I have - since I am already using CCS, should I bother, 
I mean is there any benefit to installing this much older version? Thinking probably 
that may not be necessary and since I have the CCS already installed. Thought I'll
try what's possible - so looking around found C5500 compiler and DSP/BIOS v5 in 
CCS App Center.

While the C5500 complier installation worked well. DSP/BIOS v5 download (within 
App Center) kept failing; so I downloaded, installed DSP/BIOS directly from here - 
And it does get discovered in CCS (as seen below) - I can't seem to get it to install.

So the next couple of questions - 
1) Am I doing this (DSP/BIOS installation) right?

2) "DSP/BIOS is recommended for CC5500 devices as well as existing C6000 projects.
     New projects should use TI-RTOS." Right below this message, there's 'Read More
     link, but just like DSP/BIOS download (the one from App Center), this link too fails to
     launch. Which makes me think - is DSP/BIOS no longer supported - do I need some
     other framework/stack layer like TI-RTOS (as the note says) instead?

Also, another side question - where do I find the latest Getting started guide, examples 
etc. for TMDX5535EZDSP?

Please advise.

  • Hi,

    We do not have any collateral or resource beyond what you see in the product folder. You may search the E2E forum for archived posts of previous discussions which may help address your questions. For more info on TMS320C5535 support, please see the FAQ in

    Regret the inconvenience and lack of guidance on this.


  • Thanks Rex,

    Though not marked NRND; doesn't look like C5535 is actively supported, neither slated for EOL.

    I need very low cost, ultra low power DSP - C5533/ 35 ($2-2.5 in reel pricing) fit the bill just well.
    From the faq link you shared - I see some alternatives, though as stated there Not replacement 
    to C553x series. Could you recommend possible replacement (close to 5533/35 price, power)?

    Thanks again for your help.


  • Hi,

    You may want to go to TI portal and use the filter to find the devices meet your requirement. I am not familiar with legacy devices and don't have any answer on top of my head. You may want to go to other teams, such as Sitara devices, and see if there any devices from that team meet the requirement.