TMS320C6457-EVM Custom Hardware Design Solutions

The TMS320C64x+™ DSPs are the highest-performance fixed-point DSP generation in the TMS320C6000™ DSP platform. The C6457 device is based on the third-generation high-performance, advanced VelociTI™ VLIW architecture developed by Texas Instruments (TI). The C64x+ devices are upward code-compatible from previous devices that are part of the C6000™ DSP platform. Developed by eInfochips, the C6457 Lite EVM (with AMC like form factor) enables developers to immediately start evaluating TMS320C6457 processor and begin building application around it ,especially those demanding high-performance computations like video & telecom infrastructures, medical and imaging.



The TMDSEVM6457L comes with onboard XDS100 emulation capability. An external emulator via TI 60-Pin JTAG emulation header can also be used.


The TMDSEVM6457LE comes with integrated XDS560v2 emulation capability. This emulator is mounted on the TI 60-pin JTAG header in the form of a Mezzanine card.


Hardware Features
  • One Fixed-Point C6457 DSP
  • 256MB of 667MHz DDR2
  • 128 MB NAND Flash
  • 1Mb I2C EEPROM for booting
  • One Ethernet port supporting 10/100/1000 Mbps data
  • UART ( RS232 level) on 3-Pin header or UART over USB mini-B
  • 170 pin B+ style AMC Interface.
  • Single wide AMC like form factor (7.11” x 2.89”)
  • AMC expansion for SRIO, EMAC, and I2C
  • GPIO, McBSP, Timer, FSYNC, UART and I2C signals on 80-pin test header for HPI Daughter card
  • 32 bit EMIF interface header option (Footprint Support)
  • On-Board XDS100 type Emulation using USB 2.0 interface and TI 60-Pin JTAG header to support external emulation (for TMDSEVM6457L only).
  • High Speed Integrated XDS560v2 Mezzanine Emulator (for TMDSEVM6457LE only)
  • Powered by DC power-brick adaptor (12V/2.5A) or AMC Carrier back-plane
  • Module Management Controller (MMC) for Intelligent Platform Management Interface (IPMI)
  • 2 User programmable LEDs and DIP Switches
  • 8 I2C controlled LEDs
  • RoHS Compliant Design
Software Features
  • Code Composer Studio™ version 4 (CCSv4)
  • Board Support Library (BSL)
  • EVM boot loader package
  • Chip Support Library
  • Network Development Kit (NDK)
  • Out of Box (OOB) Demonstration Software
Kit Content
  • TMS320C6457 Evaluation Module
  • Integrated XDS560v2 Emulator (for TMDSEVM6457LE only)
  • Power supply and power cord and universal adaptor
  • USB cable for JTAG emulation
  • 3-pin to 9-pin serial cable
  • Ethernet Cable
  • Software (DVD)
  • C6457 Lite EVM Quick Set Up Guide


PCA REV  PCB REV  Description
Hardware Software
18-00079-02 17-00079-02 Released in December-2010 Released in MCSDK v1.0

  • NAND flashed with HPDSPUA Demo
  • EEPROM flashed with POST and NAND bootloader

Resources – TIC6457 Lite EVM Support

This page contains the latest support documentation and software components for the C6457 Lite EVM. For C6457 Lite EVM support related questions, please send us an email at


Latest EVM Documents

TMDSEVM6457L Quick Setup Guide

Quick steps to setup the EVM.

TMDSEVM6457LE Quick Setup Guide

Quick steps to setup the EVM.

C6457 Lite EVM TRM

Technical reference manual describing EVM hardware

C6457 Lite EVM Schematics

Schematics in PDF format

C6457 Lite EVM Schematics (in .dsn format)

Orcad design file

C6457 Lite EVM Gerber

Gerber layout package

C6457 Lite EVM PCB

PCB BRD file

C6457 Lite EVM Bill of Materials

Listing of build components.

C6457 Lite EVM Frequently Asked Questions

Questions and comments from EVM users

Latest EVM Software Development Kit


Multicore Software Development Kit including Board Support Library, Boot Loader Package, NDK, GEL files, C6457L EVM support files for CCS v4 and Demonstration software.

Latest EVM FPGA Contents




RTL Code Verilog files

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