FAQ: The VisualDSP++ SAFP does not work on 64-bit machine's

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Question

I am unable to use the VisualDSP++ SAFP on my Windows 64-bit machine. Running the same script on my 32-bit machine works without any problem.

 

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Answer

When using the VisualDSP++ SAFP on a 64-bit Windows machine it will not not work. You may encounter an error but it is more likely nothing will happen.

 

To workaround this a 32-bit version of cscript/wscript should be used, both of which can be found at the following location:

C:\Windows\SysWOW64\

 

This is detailed in the Readme.txt file contained in the SAFP Scripting Examples folder, which is available here:

C:\Program Files (x86)\Analog Devices\VisualDSP 5.0\Blackfin\Examples\Scripting Examples\SAFP\

 

Support for 64-Bit Windows (Windows 7 only) was introduced in VisualDSP++ update 7. More information on this can be found in the following FAQ:

 

FAQ: VisualDSP++ and 64-bit Windows

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