This manual describes DSP/BIOS 5.42, which may have been installed as part of the Code Composer Studio (CCS) 5.3 or higher installation. The standalone installer for DSP/BIOS 5.42 can be used with CCS 5.1 or CCS 5.2. (CCSv3 and CCSv4 are no longer supported by DSP/BIOS.)
DSP/BIOS gives developers of mainstream applications on Texas Instruments TMS320 DSP devices the ability to develop embedded real-time software. DSP/BIOS provides a small firmware real-time library and easy-to-use tools for real-time tracing and analysis.
You should read and become familiar with the TMS320 DSP/BIOS API Reference Guide for your platform. The API reference guide is a companion volume to this user's guide.