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Compiling software for ADSP-2186 using VisualDSP 3.5


I am attempting to compile some code for a ADSP-2186, but I'm unable to start a session of VisualDSP 3.5 without configuring external hardware.  Is some emulator/ICE/eval board hardware required in order to just use the compiler in VisualDSP 3.5?  For my purposes, I only want to be able to compile the software.  If some hardware is required to use the software, what is compatible with the ADSP-2186?  It looks like some possible options (such as the EZ-ICE) are obsolete.

Thank you,