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Visual DSP or uClinux for BF537 EZ-Lite Kit?

Question asked by NTan on Mar 26, 2013
Latest reply on Sep 16, 2013 by CraigG

Good Day Everyone!


     Currently, we're working with a blackfin ADSP-537 EZ-Lite kit. We're wondering which would be a better toolchain choice , VisualDSP or uClinux? Our project will make use of the following

     a) the GPIO pins for motor control,

     b) a Blackfin USB-LAN EZ-Extender daughter board,

     c) a Blackfin AV-EZ-Extender daughter board to allow interfacing of an OmniVision OV77 camera, and

     d) a development host (Laptop) without a serial port


     We have already tried simple programs using Visual DSP (Blinking LEDs) which were programmed with the Blackfin connected to the laptop through a USB cable. However, we understand that uClinux, being open source and having good support from the community, is richer when it comes to libraries. Thus, it would be easier for us to create programs. Seeing the document on getting started with the BF537 ( however, we see that there is a need for a serial port. We would like to ask for your opinions on this matter.


Thank you!