Author Topic: low-cost dsp development board: Symphony Soundbite  (Read 4243 times)

carrejans

low-cost dsp development board: Symphony Soundbite
« on: January 27, 2009, 02:57:57 PM »
Hi guys,

Some time ago I bought a dsp development board, for doing my Master's Thesis. I think it can be interesting for some people around here.
Because it is a low-cost. It is the Symphony Soundbite development board from Freescale (from Motorola).
link: http://www.freescale.com/webapp/sps/site/prod_summary.jsp?code=SYMP_SOUNDBITE
The price is only: $150. And I got a reduction of 30%, because I'm a student.
It is a pretty simple board: 8 dip-switches, 8 leds. Listen now: it has 8 inputs and 8 outputs, that can work simultaneous!!!!
It uses the 56371 dsp chip.
It has a programming/debugging interface for on the pc, that is based around Eclipse.

Let me know if you have the same board. We can help each other out, if we have problems.

Regards,

Jan


oskar

Re: low-cost dsp development board: Symphony Soundbite
« Reply #1 on: January 27, 2009, 03:06:00 PM »
How is the development software?
C-compiler?
I remember trying to find information on the homepage before on the price of development studios for their dsp chips but I got lost completely.  :'( somehow my neuron setup doesn't compare with freescales homepage.

carrejans

Re: low-cost dsp development board: Symphony Soundbite
« Reply #2 on: January 27, 2009, 04:27:47 PM »
How is the development software?
C-compiler?

- It's quiet new. It's only version 1.1. Sometimes it crashes. But I also have that with other development software.
- I write in Assembly, so haven't tested the C-compiler. But there is one, yes.