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USB560T Trace



XDS560 Trace System




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.



  • Non-intrusive high-speed data trace
  • Single, independently clocked input channel
  • Independently de-skew data pins on channel initialization
  • Up to 333 MHz data rate (167 MHz dual edge clock)
  • High-speed USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) host port interface
  • Full integration with CCStudio Advanced Event Triggering (AET)
  • Real-time code and event profiling
  • Customizable output Trace display for post processing analysis
  • Easier, more efficient development
  • Quickly track down extremely complex real-time bugs
  • Find and solve the invisible, most difficult, and intermittent bugs
  • Capture events leading up to system crashes or race conditions
  • Fine-tune algorithms and code performance for best performance
  • Integrated time stamping for a high degree of accuracy
  • Shorten time spent debugging complex, context-sensitive bugs
  • High cache visibility to fix pipeline stalls that would otherwise go unnoticed
  • Increases product quality and stability



Operating Systems


TI Device Support

  • Windows® 2000/XP/Vista/7/8/10 (32-bit)
  • Windows® XP/Vista/7/8/10 (64-bit)
  In addition to the standard device support, the Blackhawk XDS560 Trace Supports Advanced Features which are implemented in select TI Devices. Please see the list below for Trace Enabled Devices.

Development Environments


Other Requirements

  • Code Composer Studio v3.3
  • Code Composer Studio v4 (eclipse)
       v4.0, v4.1, v4.2, and later
  • Code Composer Studio v5 (eclipse)
       v5.0, v5.1, and later
  • Available USB port
  • CD-ROM drive for driver installation
  • 15 MB of free hard disk space
  • CD-ROM drive for driver installation
  • 512 MB RAM
  • TI Trace Enabled DSP
  • Target Board with 60-pin Trace Emulation Header



  • Blackhawk XDS560-class JTAG Emulator (see ordering information)
  • 5v Desktop Power Supply
  • US/UK/Euro Wall Cords
  • XDS560 Trace Pod
  • 12v Desktop Power Supply
  • US/UK/Euro Wall Cords
  • 6' USB Cable
  • 60e_TI to 14t Pin Adapter
  • 60e_TI to 60t Pin Saver
  • Installation CD
  • Quick Start Guide
  • Product Warranty Terms and Conditions
Product: Blackhawk™ XDS560 Trace Cable without Emulator
Part No.:

*(Note: XDS560 and Trace compatibility is limited to certain Blackhawk models. You are required to supply the serial number of the emulator to verify compatibility. Texas Instruments XDS560 PCI Emulators are not compatible with Trace).

Product: Blackhawk™ XDS560 Trace Cable with LAN560 JTAG Emulator
Part No.: BH-LAN-560T

Product: Blackhawk™ XDS560 Trace Cable with USB560 JTAG Emulator
Part No.: BH-USB-560T

Product: Blackhawk™ XDS560 Trace Cable with PCI560 JTAG Emulator
Part No.: BH-PCI-560T

Availability: Shipping since 1Q07



Current Revision: D
*Serial Numbers:




* Second letter in serial number is revision.




Audio, Automotive, Broadband, Communications, Telecom, Computers & Peripherals, Consumer Electronics, Industrial, Medical, Military, Security, Video and Imaging, Wireless.



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:

TMS320C6454 TMS320C6455 TMS320C6418 TMS320C6416T
TMS320C6416 TMS320C6415T TMS320C6415 TMS320C6414T
TMS320C6414 TMS320C6413 TMS320C6412 TMS320C6411
TMS320C6410 TMS320DM643 TMS320DM642 TMS320DM641

Additional Trace-enabled Devices, since product release.

TMS320DM647 TMS320DM648 TMS320C6452  
TMS320TCI6482 TMS320TCI6484 TMS320TCI6486 TMS320TCI6488


TMS320C6670 TMS320C6671 TMS320C6672 TMS320C6674

Visit the TI Web Site to this list or contact TI for information on their trace-enabled DSP device roadmap.

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

  • 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.