The Blackhawk XDS560 Trace System has been discontinued.
For more information and trace options, please visit the TI Wiki Page on
If you are looking for System Trace (STM), please see our XDS560v2 System Trace models:
XDS560v2 and USB560v2
The Blackhawk™ XDS560 Trace System (XDS560 Trace) is non-intrusive, hardware-based trace tool for debugging and profiling
high-performance, DSP-based applications providing developers with advanced visibility to debug specialized problems that
occur in high-performance, real-time embedded applications. This real-time visibility produces the detailed information
needed to determine where complex and intermittent problems occur as well as the ability to analyze, profile, and tune applications
for optimal performance.
The XDS560 Trace System is available in several configurations or as add-on to your existing Blackhawk XDS560-class emulator
(contact Blackhawk to confirm compatibility) and see Ordering Information at the bottom of this page. Included in the kit
are CCStudio v3.3 emulation drivers on CD ROM, all necessary power and interface cables, and documentation. A 60e-14t
pin converter is also supplied for backwards compatibly to standard debugging of targets that do not have a 60-pin connector.
TI Device Support
Please see the list below for Trace Enabled devices.
For general emulation debug, you can view the complete list of devices
TI Trace Enabled DSPs
The target DSP must support XDS560 trace. As of this product release, there are 17 TI catalog DSPs available that support
the XDS560 Trace System. They are:
Additional Trace-enabled Devices since product release are:
Visit the TI Web Site or contact TI for the latest trace enabled devices and additional information.
Target boards with trace-enabled DSPs available today include:
- TMS320C6455 SRIO EVM
- TMS320DM642 EVM
- TMS320C6416T DSK
- TMS320C6452 EVM
- TMS320DM648 EVM
- TMS320C66xx Multi-core DSP EVMs
The 60-pin, high-density target board connector
In addition to selecting a DSP that support XDS560 Trace you will need to populate your target board hardware with the correct
connector that supports the high-speed interface. This is a high-density connector available from SAMTEC and it only requires
about the same PCB area as the standard TI 14-pin JTAG header. So fitting it into your board layout should not be a problem.
It is STRONGLY recommended that this connector be used in place of, and not in addition to a 14-pin JTAG connector so that
signal integrity remains high to support the high-speed XDS560 Trace interface. 60 to 14-pin adapters are available to
support debugging from conventional JTAG emulators.
For more information on the new 60-pin connector and board layout considerations for these high-speed signals, please refer
to the TI document, SPRU655.
The Blackhawk XDS560 Trace System is available from a world wide network of industry resellers. To find a reseller in your
area, visit our where to buy page.