To support the new ADSP-BF506F EZ-KIT, we have just released the VisualDSP++ 5.0 ADSP-BF506F EZ-KIT .  This release is based on VisualDSP++ 5.0 Update 7.  It includes support for the ADSP-BF50x processor series, including device drivers, system services, Power On Self Test and several examples.

To install this kit, simply install the VisualDSP++ 5.0 base kit and apply this release.  No other updates need be installed.  Or, clone a VisualDSP++ 5.0 installation (base or Updates 1-7) and apply this update.  This installation is an official release and not a Beta, so upgrading to future official Updates will be supported (e.g. Update 8).  This release will be superseded by Update 8 which will be released in a few months.

Although this release was based on Update 7, it only officially supports the ADSP-BF50x.  For other processors, please use VisualDSP++ 5.0 Update 7.

As the ADSP-BF506F has no access to external memory, some modifications have been made to support programming the FLASH.  A tutorial will be posted to the FAQ area to help with this process.  The release notes also contain this information.

Support to download an application directly to internal memory and internal FLASH will be provided in the future.

Please stay tuned for an announcement regarding the next major release of VisualDSP++.

All the best,

-Merril Weiner

Product Manager - VisualDSP++