At the center of every application is the need for memory. With limited on-chip processor memory, external memory serves as a solution for large software systems and data storage, and an unstable external memory interface can result in system failures or hinder software development. To prevent potential system level anomalies and ensure robust systems, hardware must be configured correctly and tested thoroughly.
The EMIF Tools application focuses on post layout activities, including configuring the Texas Instruments' processors for accessing external double data rate (DDR) memories and optimizing delay locked loop (DLL) ratios to compensate for skew. This application report provides a detailed description on how to use the associated application files. The document overview provides a complete list of processors and memory types supported by the EMIF Tools application.