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Fixed-Point Digital Signal Processor

TMS320VC5506

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DSP 1 C55x DRAM SDRAM, mSDRAM USB 1 SPI 0 UART (SCI) 0 Serial I/O McBSP, I2C Rating Catalog Operating temperature range (C) -40 to 85 I2C 1 Operating system DSP/BIOS, VLX open-in-new Find other C5000 low-power DSPs

Package | Pins | Size

LQFP (PGE) 144 484 mm² 22 x 22 NFBGA (GBB) 179 144 mm² 12 x 12 NFBGA (ZAY) 179 144 mm² 12 x 12 open-in-new Find other C5000 low-power DSPs

Features

  • High-Performance, Low-Power, Fixed-Point TMS320C55x™ Digital Signal Processor
    • 9.26-ns Instruction Cycle Time
    • 108-MHz Clock Rate
    • One/Two Instruction(s) Executed per Cycle
    • Dual Multipliers [Up to 216 Million Multiply-Accumulates per Second (MMACS)]
    • Two Arithmetic/Logic Units (ALUs)
    • Three Internal Data/Operand Read Buses and Two Internal Data/Operand Write Buses
  • 64K x 16-Bit On-Chip RAM, Composed of:
    • 64K Bytes of Dual-Access RAM (DARAM) 8 Blocks of 4K × 16-Bit
    • 64K Bytes of Single-Access RAM (SARAM) 8 Blocks of 4K × 16-Bit
  • On-Chip Bootloader
  • 8M × 16-Bit Maximum Addressable External Memory Space (Synchronous DRAM)
  • 16-Bit External Memory Interface (EMIF) With GPIO Capabilities and Glueless Interface to:
    • Asynchronous Static RAM (SRAM)
    • Asynchronous EPROM
    • Synchronous DRAM (SDRAM)
  • Programmable Low-Power Control of Six Device Functional Domains
  • On-Chip Scan-Based Emulation Logic
  • On-Chip Peripherals
    • Two 20-Bit Timers
    • Watchdog Timer
    • Six-Channel Direct Memory Access (DMA) Controller
    • Three Multichannel Buffered Serial Ports (McBSPs)
    • Programmable Phase-Locked Loop Clock Generator
    • Seven (LQFP) or Eight (BGA) General-Purpose I/O (GPIO) Pins and a General-Purpose Output Pin (XF)
    • USB Full-Speed (12 Mbps) Slave Port Supporting Bulk, Interrupt and Isochronous Transfers
    • Inter-Integrated Circuit (I2C) Multi-Master and Slave Interface
    • Real-Time Clock (RTC) With Crystal Input, Separate Clock Domain, Separate Power Supply
  • IEEE Std 1149.1 (JTAG) Boundary Scan Logic
  • Packages:
    • 144-Terminal Low-Profile Quad Flatpack (LQFP) (PGE Suffix)
    • 179-Terminal MicroStar BGA™ (Ball Grid Array) (GHH and ZHH Suffixes)
  • 1.2-V Core (108 MHz), 2.7-V - 3.6-V I/Os

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TMS320C55x and MicroStar BGA are trademarks of Texas Instruments.
IEEE Standard 1149.1-1990 Standard-Test-Access Port and Boundary Scan Architecture.

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Description

The TMS320VC5506 fixed-point digital signal processor (DSP) is based on the TMS320C55x DSP generation CPU processor core. The C55x™ DSP architecture achieves high performance and low power through increased parallelism and total focus on reduction in power dissipation. The CPU supports an internal bus structure that is composed of one program bus, three data read buses, two data write buses, and additional buses dedicated to peripheral and DMA activity. These buses provide the ability to perform up to three data reads and two data writes in a single cycle. In parallel, the DMA controller can perform up to two data transfers per cycle independent of the CPU activity.

The C55x CPU provides two multiply-accumulate (MAC) units, each capable of 17-bit x 17-bit multiplication in a single cycle. A central 40-bit arithmetic/logic unit (ALU) is supported by an additional 16-bit ALU. Use of the ALUs is under instruction set control, providing the ability to optimize parallel activity and power consumption. These resources are managed in the Address Unit (AU) and Data Unit (DU) of the C55x CPU.

The C55x DSP generation supports a variable byte width instruction set for improved code density. The Instruction Unit (IU) performs 32-bit program fetches from internal or external memory and queues instructions for the Program Unit (PU). The Program Unit decodes the instructions, directs tasks to AU and DU resources, and manages the fully protected pipeline. Predictive branching capability avoids pipeline flushes on execution of conditional instructions.

The 128K bytes of on-chip memory on 5506 is sufficient for many hand-held appliances, portable GPS systems, wireless speaker phones, portable PDAs, and gaming devices. Many of these appliances typically require 64K bytes or more on-chip memory but less than 128K bytes of memory, and need to operate in standby mode for more than 60% to 70% of time. For the applications which require more than 128K bytes of on-chip memory but less than 256K bytes of on-chip memory, Texas Instruments (TI) offers the TMS320VC5509A device, which is based on the TMS320C55x DSP core.

The 5506 peripheral set includes an external memory interface (EMIF) that provides glueless access to asynchronous memories like EPROM and SRAM, as well as to high-speed, high-density memories such as synchronous DRAM. Additional peripherals include Universal Serial Bus (USB), real-time clock, watchdog timer, and I2C multi-master and slave interface. Three full-duplex multichannel buffered serial ports (McBSPs) provide glueless interface to a variety of industry-standard serial devices, and multichannel communication with up to 128 separately enabled channels. The DMA controller provides data movement for six independent channel contexts without CPU intervention, providing DMA throughput of up to two 16-bit words per cycle. Two general-purpose timers, up to eight dedicated general-purpose I/O (GPIO) pins, and digital phase-locked loop (DPLL) clock generation are also included.

The 5506 is supported by the industry’s award-winning eXpressDSP™, Code Composer Studio™ Integrated Development Environment (IDE), DSP/BIOS™, Texas Instruments’ algorithm standard, and the industry’s largest third-party network. The Code Composer Studio IDE features code generation tools including a C Compiler and Visual Linker, simulator, RTDX™, XDS510™, XDS560™, emulation device drivers, and evaluation modules. The 5506 is also supported by the C55x DSP Library which features more than 50 foundational software kernels (FIR filters, IIR filters, FFTs, and various math functions) as well as chip and board support libraries.

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Technical documentation

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* Datasheet TMS320VC5506 Fixed-Point Digital Signal Processor datasheet (Rev. C) Jan. 23, 2008
* Errata TMS320VC5506 Digital Signal Processor Silicon Errata (Rev. A) Aug. 25, 2008
* Errata TMS320VC5503/VC5506/VC5507/VC5509A Microstar BGA Discontinued and Redesigned May 21, 2020
Application note High-Speed Interface Layout Guidelines (Rev. H) Oct. 11, 2018
User guide TMS320C55x DSP Peripherals Overview Reference Guide (Rev. K) Dec. 15, 2011
User guide TMS320C55x Assembly Language Tools User's Guide (Rev. I) Nov. 09, 2011
User guide TMS320C55x Optimizing C/C++ Compiler User's Guide (Rev. G) Nov. 09, 2011
Application note Common Object File Format (COFF) Apr. 15, 2009
User guide TMS320C55x DSP Library Programmer's Reference (Rev. J) Jan. 08, 2009
Application note Board and System Design Considerations for the TMS320VC5503/06/07/09A DSPs Nov. 19, 2008
Application note Using the TMS320VC5506/C5507/C5509/C5509A USB Bootloader (Rev. C) Oct. 01, 2008
Application note Programming the TMS320VC5503/C5506/C5507/C5509/C5509A I2C Peripheral (Rev. A) Sep. 26, 2008
Application note Disabling the Internal Oscillator on the TMSVC5503/C5506/C5507/C5509/C5509A DSP (Rev. D) Sep. 09, 2008
Application note Using the USB APLL on the TMS320VC5506/C5507/C5509A (Rev. B) Sep. 09, 2008
Application note TMS320VC5503/VC5506/VC5507/C5509A Power Consumption Summary (Rev. C) Sep. 05, 2008
Application note Using the TMS320VC5503/C5506/C5507/C5509/C5509A Bootloader (Rev. F) Sep. 05, 2008
User guide TMS320VC5503/5507/5509/5510 Direct Memory Access(DMA) Controller Reference Guide (Rev. E) Jan. 09, 2007
User guide TMS320VC5503/5507/5509/5510 DSP Timers Reference Guide (Rev. C) Apr. 11, 2006
User guide TMS320VC5501/5502/5503/5507/5509 DSP Inter-Integrated Circuit (I2C) Module RG (Rev. D) Oct. 17, 2005
User guide TMS320VC5501/5502/5503/5507/5509/5510 DSP (McBSP) Reference Guide (Rev. E) Apr. 14, 2005
Application note Recommended Power Solutions For TMS320C5509A/07/03 Mar. 28, 2005
User guide TMS320C55x DSP CPU Programmer's Reference Supplement (Rev. G) Feb. 24, 2005
User guide TMS320C55x Chip Support Library API Reference Guide (Rev. J) Sep. 15, 2004
User guide TMS320C55x Assembly Language Tools User's Guide (Rev. H) Jul. 31, 2004
Application note TMS320VC5509A DSP Hardware Designer's Resource Guide Jun. 29, 2004
User guide TMS320VC5503/5507/5509 DSP Real-Time Clock (RTC) Reference Guide (Rev. B) Jun. 25, 2004
User guide TMS320VC5507/5509 DSP Universal Serial Bus (USB) Module Reference Guide (Rev. A) Jun. 25, 2004
User guide TMS320VC5503/5507/5509 DSP External Memory Interface (EMIF) Reference Guide (Rev. A) Jun. 04, 2004
User guide TMS320C55x DSP CPU Reference Guide (Rev. F) Feb. 25, 2004
User guide TMS320C55x Optimizing C/C++ Compiler User's Guide (Rev. F) Dec. 31, 2003
User guide TMS320C55x DSP Algebraic Instruction Set Reference Guide (Rev. G) Oct. 11, 2002
User guide TMS320C55x DSP Mnemonic Instruction Set Reference Guide (Rev. G) Oct. 11, 2002
User guide TMS320C55x DSP Programmer's Guide (Rev. A) Jul. 31, 2001
User guide TMS320C55x DSP Functional Overview Feb. 24, 1999

Design & development

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Hardware development

DEBUG PROBE Download
Description
The Spectrum Digital XDS100v2 is the second generation of the XDS100 family of debug probes (emulators) for TI processors. The XDS100 family features the lowest cost of all the XDS family of debug probes while supporting the traditional JTAG standard (IEEE1149.1). Also, all XDS debug probes support (...)
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The XDS100v2 is the second generation of the XDS100 family of low cost JTAG debug probes (emulators) for TI processors. Designed to deliver full featured JTAG connectivity at a low cost, the XDS100 is the family of choice for entry-level debugging of TI microcontrollers, processors and wireless (...)

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XDS200 USB Debug Probe
TMDSEMU200-U
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Description

The Spectrum Digital XDS200 is the first model of the XDS200 family of debug probes (emulators) for TI processors. The XDS200 family features a balance of low cost with good performance between the super low cost XDS110 and the high performance XDS560v2, while supporting a wide variety of standards (...)

Features

The XDS200 is the mid-range family of JTAG debug probes (emulators) for TI processors. Designed to deliver good performance and the most common features that place it between the low cost XDS110 and the high performance XDS560v2, the XDS200 is the balanced solution to debug TI microcontrollers (...)

DEBUG PROBE Download
995
Description

The XDS560v2 System Trace is the first model of the XDS560v2 family of high-performance debug probes (emulators) for TI processors. The XDS560v2 is the highest performance of the XDS family of debug probes and supports both the traditional JTAG standard (IEEE1149.1) and cJTAG (IEEE1149.7).

The (...)

Features

XDS560v2 is the latest variant of the XDS560 family of high-performance debug probes (emulators) for TI processors. With the fastest speeds and most features of the entire XDS family, XDS560v2 is the most comprehensive solution to debug TI microcontrollers, processors and wireless connectivity (...)

DEBUG PROBE Download
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Description

The XDS560v2 System Trace is the first model of the XDS560v2 family of high-performance debug probes (emulators) for TI processors. The XDS560v2 is the highest performance of the XDS family of debug probes and supports both the traditional JTAG standard (IEEE1149.1) and cJTAG (IEEE1149.7).

The (...)

Features
  • XDS560v2 is the latest variant of the XDS560 family of high-performance debug probes (emulators) for TI processors. With the fastest speeds and most features of the entire XDS family, XDS560v2 is the most comprehensive solution to debug TI microcontrollers, processors and wireless connectivity (...)

Software development

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TMS320C55x DSP Library (DSPLIB)
SPRC100 The DSP Library (DSPLIB) is a collection of high-level optimized DSP function modules for the C55x DSP platform. This source-code library includes C-callable functions (ANSI-C language compatible) for general signal processing math and vector functions that have been ported to C55x DSPs. The (...)
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Telecom and Media Libraries - FAXLIB, VoLIB and AEC/AER for TMS320C64x+ and TMS320C55x Processors
TELECOMLIB Voice Library - VoLIB provides components that, together, facilitate the development of the signal processing chain for Voice over IP applications such as infrastructure, enterprise, residential gateways and IP phones. Together with optimized implementations of ITU-T voice codecs, that can be acquired (...)
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VoLIB

  • Telogy Software Line Echo Canceller (ECU)
  • Tone Detection Unit (TDU)
  • Caller ID Detection/Generation (CID)
  • Tone Generation Unit (TGU)
  • Voice Activity Detection Unit (VAU)
  • Noise Matching Functions
  • Packet Loss Concealment (PLC)
  • Voice Enhancement Unit (VEU)  

FAXLIB

  • Fax Interface Unit (FIU)
  • Fax Modem (FM)
  • (...)
IDE, CONFIGURATION, COMPILER OR DEBUGGER Download
Code Composer Studio (CCS) Integrated Development Environment (IDE)
CCSTUDIO

Code Composer Studio is an integrated development environment (IDE) that supports TI's Microcontroller and Embedded Processors portfolio. Code Composer Studio comprises a suite of tools used to develop and debug embedded applications. It includes an optimizing C/C++ compiler, source code editor (...)

SOFTWARE CODEC Download
CODECS - Optimized for C55x Devices
C55XCODECS TI codecs are free, come with production licensing and are available for download now. All are production-tested for easy integration into audio and speech applications. Click GET SOFTWARE button (above) to access the most recent, tested codec versions available. Datasheets and Release Notes (...)
Features

C55x Codecs are optimized for use on any TM320C55x™ devices. C55x Codecs offer:

  • Free, object code with production licensing
  • WINDOWS installers
  • C55x Audio Codecs were tested on C5505 and C5510 devices
  • C55x Speech Codecs were tested on C5510 device
  • All codecs are eXpressDSP™ compliant
  • Performance data are (...)

Design tools & simulation

SIMULATION MODEL Download
SPRM217.ZIP (6 KB) - BSDL Model
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SPRM218.ZIP (6 KB) - BSDL Model
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SPRM476.ZIP (88 KB) - IBIS Model
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SPRM477.ZIP (87 KB) - IBIS Model

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BGA MICROSTAR (GHH) 179 View options
BGA MICROSTAR (ZHH) 179 View options
LQFP (PGE) 144 View options
NFBGA (GBB) 179 View options
NFBGA (ZAY) 179 View options

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