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eZdsp F2812 Tutorial


Deania Fernandez
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1 Objective
The purpose of this lab is to learn how to prepare Spectrum Digital's eZdsp— F2812 to implement a nite
impulse response (FIR) lter using an audio input. Since the F2812 does not have a digital-to-analog
converter (DAC) as one of its peripherals, this lab will cover setting up the eZdsp— to use two options:

1. TI's Multi-Converter EVM using the TLV5638 DAC

2. An audio processing daughtercard

2 FIR Filtering
Before you begin, review the basics of digital ltering.

3 Introduction to the eZdsp— F2812

The eZdsp— F2812 allows people to determine if the TI TMS320F2812 digital signal processor (DSP) is
suitable for their application requirements. It also allows evaluators to develop and run software for the
F2812 processor by using Code Composer Studio. A separate tutorial for the Code Composer Studio software
will be available in this course.
The eZdsp— F2812 has the following features:

• TMS320F2812 DSP
• 150 MIPS operating speed
• 18K words on-chip RAM
• 128K words on-chip Flash memory
• 64K words o-chip SRAM memory
• 30 MHz clock
• 2 Expansion Connectors (analog, I/O)
• Onboard IEEE 1149.1 JTAG Controller
• 5-volt only operation with supplied AC adapter
• Onboard IEEE 1149.1 JTAG emulation connector
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eZdsp— F2812 Block Diagram from Spectrum Digital's Datasheet

Figure 1

4 Hardware
To begin this lab, there are several tasks you will have to accomplish in order to set up your hardware
before programming the DSP. Some background information has been provided, but if you like additional
information, please refer to the References section at the end of this lab.

4.1 Getting Started

The eZdsp— requires a 5V power supply that is provided and should be connected to the board via connector
P6. The supplied parallel cable also needs to be plugged into a PC that has Code Composer Studio installed
on it.
Soldering Connectors Since we will be working with the analog-to-digital converter (ADC) and the
serial peripheral interface (SPI) on the eZdsp—S kit, we will want to solder two connectors on the board.
One header should be soldered onto pins 20-26 on the outline labeled P8 which deals specically with SPI
signals. The second header should be soldered onto pins 2,4,6,8,10,12, and 14 on the outline labeled P9
which is where the analog signals are located.
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(a) (b)

Figure 2: (a) P8 Header on the eZdsp Board (b) P9 Header on the EVM

You will also need to solder a wire from pin 13 (GND) to pin 18 (VREFLO) on header P9 for proper
ADC operation.
Your eZdsp— setup should look like this:

Figure 3: eZdsp Setup
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4.2 Multi-Converter Evaluation Module (EVM)

TI's multi-converter evaluation module (EVM) is a kit that allows users to evaluate the performance of
several devices in the multipurpose (MP) family of data converters. It is designed to work with the TMS320
DSPs. It comes with six dierent ADCs and ten various DACs. For the purpose of our lab, we will be using
the TLV5638 dual 12-bit DAC.
Setting up the EVM The EVM has a header labeled J11 that needs to be connected to header P8 on
the eZdsp— board. Using wires to do so, connect the following:

Pin No. Header P8 Pin No. Header J11

19 GND 1 GND

20 GND 3 GND




Table 1
It should look something like this:

Figure 4: J11 Header with Wires on the EVM
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After this, the boards are now set to communicate with each other:

Figure 5: eZdsp F2812 and EVM Setup

Once the boards are connected, powering up the EVM board is the next step. The EVM operates on
four voltages: -12V, 0V, 12V, and 5V. Solder one wire to each pin in connector J7. After partially stripping
each wire, use a power supply source to deliver the proper voltage to each pin. The D1 LED should light
green when done correctly as shown in the following picture:
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Figure 6: EVM Power LED

Since we will be using a DSP to generate signals, we will want to make sure the EVM board is congured
as such. Look for the SW1 switch on the right side of the board and make sure the following is set:

SW1-1 O

SW1-2 On

SW1-3 O

SW1-4 O

Table 2

Once this is done, a second LED, which will light up orange, signies that the EVM is set to operate via
a DSP  User Mode.
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Figure 7: User Mode LED

The board is now ready to receive signals.

4.3 Audio Processing Board

Another option for using an external DAC is the audio processing daughtercard that was designed after the
eZdsp— was successfully set up to communicate to the TLV5638 DAC on the EVM. In this section, we will
show how to set up the eZdsp— to communicate with the daughtercard.
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Audio Processing Daughtercard

(a) (b)

Figure 8: (a) Front of the Board (b) Back of the Board

A simplied block diagram of the system is shown in the following gure:
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Figure 9: Audio Processing Board Block Diagram

Soldering The only preparation the eZdsp— requires to interface with the audio processing daughtercard
is to solder two headers to P8 and P9 to the eZdsp—:
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Figure 10: Headers on the eZdsp for the Audio Daughtercard

Once you are done with that, then all you have to do is join the two boards together through the headers:

(a) (b)

Figure 11: (a) Side View of the Mounted Boards (b) Audio Daughtercard Mounted on the eZdsp
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When you have the audio processing board mounted on the eZdsp— F2812, then you will have to connect
the power supply and parallel cable to the eZdsp—. The LED labeled `Power' on the daughtercard should
light up bright orange if done correctly.
You will also have to connect the provided speaker to the jumper labeled `R_SPKR' on the daughtercard.
Make sure the black wire is connected to the `-` and the red wire is connected to the `+'.
For our lab, you will be using an Apple iPod to supply the audio source and that will have to be connected
with the supplied cable to the jumper labeled J4 on the daughtercard. Since the iPod we are using does not
have a very reliable battery, be sure to have the iPod connected to a power supply. Your setup should look
like this:

Figure 12: Total Hardware Setup

To turn the iPod on, just press the Play button. To turn it o, hold the Play button until the screen
goes blank, just like in previous picture.
Controls The daughtercard features two potentiometers that will be programmed later in this lab to
control the volume of the output signal and the spectrum of lters that will be applied to the input signal.

5 Software
In this part of the lab, we will be using Code Composer Studio to set up the software implementation of the
FIR lter on an audio signal. If you are not familiar with Code Composer Studio, you might want to read
over the ELEC 424 tutorial before you begin.
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There are several peripherals and interfaces we will work with and a little background information will
be given for each, but if you would like more information, please look under the References section at the
end of this lab manual.

5.1 Serial Peripheral Interface (SPI)

The serial peripheral interface (SPI) is a high-speed synchronous serial input/output (I/O) port that allows
a serial bit stream of programmed length (1-16 bits) to be shifted into and out of the device at a programmed
bit-transfer rate. The SPI is normally used for communications between the DSP controller and external
peripherals, the DAC in our case, or another controller.
Since we will be implementing an FIR lter on an audio source, we will need to be able to communicate
to the TI TLV5638 dual 12-bit DAC on the EVM. We will do this by setting up the SPI on the F2812 DSP.
There are several registers that require the following values in order to operate properly:

Register Name Register Value (HEX)


SPICCR.all 0x005F

SPICTL.all 0x001F

SPISTS.all 0x0000

SPIBRR.all 0x0002

SPIFFTX.all 0xC028

SPIFFRX.all 0x0028

SPIFFCT.all 0x00

SPIPRI.all 0x0010




Table 3

note: The FIFOs are enabled and the SPI is interrupt driven. You also control the bit transfer
rate in the SPI baud rate register (SPIBRR).

5.2 Analog-to-Digital Converter (ADC)

The F2812 DSP has a 12-bit ADC core with built-in dual sample-and-hold (S/H). It provides options for:

• Simultaneous sampling or sequential sampling mode

• Operating as two independent 8-state sequencers or as a one large 16-state sequencer
• 16-channel, multiplexed inputs
• Multiple source triggers for the start-of-conversion (SOC) sequence

A block diagram of the ADC module:
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Figure 13: Texas Instruments' ADC Block Diagram

For this lab, we will be using sequential sampling, 16-bit cascaded mode and enable the event manager
A (EVA) to be the source trigger for the SOC sequence. We will set up the following registers to do

Register Name Register Value (HEX)

AdcRegs.ADCMAXCONV.all 0x0001

AdcRegs.ADCCHSELSEQ1.bit.CONV00 0x3

AdcRegs.ADCCHSELSEQ1.bit.CONV01 0x2

AdcRegs.ADCTRL2.bit.EVA_SOC_SEQ1 1

AdcRegs.ADCTRL2.bit.INT_ENA_SEQ1 1

Table 4

note: The second and third registers listed select ADCIN3 and ADCIN2 for input channels,
respectively. The rst register is set to do one conversion on the sequence.
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The ADC places its results in 16 registers, ADCRESULT0-ADCRESULT15, which are left-justied,
meaning that the four least signicant bits are reserved. Each ADCRESULTn register corresponds to one of
the ADCINA0-ADCINA7 or ADCINB0-ADCINB7 registers.

5.3 Event Manager A (EVA)"

The event manager peripheral in the DSP includes general-purpose (GP) timers, full-compare/PWM units,
capture units, and quadrature-encoder pulse (QEP) circuits. For the purpose of this lab, we will be using
event manager A (EVA) to trigger the SOC sequence in the ADC.
EVA functional diagram:
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Figure 14: Texas Instruments' EVA Functional Overview
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The following registers need to be set up as:

Register Name Register Value (HEX)

EvaRegs.T1CMPR 0x00fa

EvaRegs.T1PR 0x1f4


EvaRegs.T1CON.all 0x1043

Table 5

5.4 Interrupts
Interrupts, as described by Dr. Choi in one of his lab manuals in ELEC 434, provide a mechanism for
handling any infrequent or exception event. The interrupt causes a CPU to make a temporary transfer of
control from its current location to another location that services the event. Variety of sources, internal and
external to the CPU, can generate interrupts. The use of interrupts greatly increases the performance of the
CPU by allowing the I/O devices direct and rapid access to the CPU and by freeing the CPU from the task
of continually testing the status of its I/O devices. The I/O devices assert interrupts to request the CPU
to start a new I/O operation, to signal the completion of an I/O operation, and to signal the occurrence of
hardware and software errors.
The F2812 DSP supports one nonmaskable interrupt (NMI) and 16 maskable prioritized interrupt requests
(INT1-INT14, RTOSINT, and DLOGINT) at the CPU level.
For the purpose of our lab, we will be using interrupts for the ADC and the SPI.

6 Lab Exercise
After you have prepared the eZdsp— F2812 for either the EVM or the audio processing daughtercard and
have read the software section of this lab manual, you are to implement an FIR lter on an audio input

1. To design the lter, use MATLAB:

• `remez', `fir1', and `fir2' are dierent commands you can use to in order to get coecients for
low-pass, high-pass, and band-pass lters. You can refer to FIR ltering using Matlab.
• After you run one of the commands, you will have to take the two's complement of the coecients
in order to use in the A/D-D/A conversion. Use the twocomplement.m le (written by Dr. H.
Choi). Make sure you divide the coecients by 2 before taking the two's complement.
• To make it easy to include the coecients in your program, you can create assembly les by using
save_coef.m le (written by Dr. H. Choi).
• You can view the frequency response by running the `freqz' command.

2. In Code Composer Studio, set up the interrupts for the ADC and SPI.
3. Write the proper functions for the ADC and SPI to implement the lter:

• Two's complement conversion on the ADC output

• Send to lter
• Filter's output should be reconverted to the unsigned integer and then sent to the DAC

4. You will probably need to write extra functions to initialize the registers, interrupts, and so forth.
5. If you are using the EVM, test your lter by using an oscilloscope to view the output. If you are using
the audio processing daughtercard, you can test the lter by listening to the output signal.