TMS320C6474 – EVM Embedded Hardware Design Services

TMS320C64x+ DSPs are the highest-performance multicore DSP generation in the TMS320C6000™ DSP platform. TMS320C6474 device is based on the third-generation high-performance, advanced VelociTI™ VLIW architecture developed by Texas Instruments (TI). C64x+™ devices are upward code-compatible with previous devices that are part of the C6000™ DSP platform. Developed by eInfochips, the C6474 Lite Evaluation Module (with AMC like form factor) enables developers to immediately start evaluating TMS320C6474 processor and begin building application products around it especially those demanding high-performance computation like video & telecom infrastructures, medical and imaging.


The TMDSEVM6474L comes with onboard XDS100 emulation capability. An external emulator via TI 60-Pin JTAG emulation header can also be used.




The TMDSEVM6474LE 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 Multicore (3 C64x+ Cores) C6474 DSP
  • 512MB of DDR2
  • 128 MB NAND Flash
  • 1Mb I2C EEPROM for local boot (remote boot possible)
  • 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 P
  • Owered by DC power-brick adaptor (12V/2.5A) or AMC Carrier back-plane
  • Module Management Controller (MMC) for Intelligent Platform Management Interface (IPMI)
  • On-Board XDS100 type Emulation using USB 2.0 interface and TI 60-Pin JTAG header to support external emulation (for TMDSEVM6474L only).
  • High Speed Integrated XDS560v2 Mezzanine Emulator (for TMDSEVM6474LE only)
  • 2 User programmable LEDs and 3 User programmable 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
  • TMS320C6474 Evaluation Module
  • Integrated XDS560v2 Emulator (for TMDSEVM6474LE 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)
  • C6474 Lite EVM Quick Set-Up Guide


The EVM board hardware and software versions can be identified as follows

PCA REV  PCB REV  Description
Hardware Software
18-00080-02 17-00080-02 Released in December-2010 Released software with MCSDK v1.0

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

PCA – Printed Circuit Assembly; PCB – Printed Circuit Board; SW – Software

Resources – TI C6474 Lite EVM Support

This page contains the latest support documentation and software components for the C6474 Lite EVM. For C6474 Lite EVM support related questions, please send us an email at


Latest EVM Documentation

TMDSEVM6474L Quick Setup Guide

Quick steps to setup the EVM

TMDSEVM6474LE Quick Setup Guide

Quick steps to setup the EVM

C6474 Lite EVM TRM

Technical reference manual describing EVM hardware

C6474 Lite EVM Schematics PDF

Schematics in PDF format

C6474 Lite EVM Schematics
(in .dsn format)

Orcad design file

C6474 Lite EVM Gerber

Gerber layout package

C6474 Lite EVM PCB

PCB BRD file

EVM Bill of Materials

Listing of build components

C6474 Lite EVM Frequently Asked Questions

Questions and comments from EVM users

EVM Known Issues

C6474 Lite EVM Known Issues

Latest EVM Software Development Kit


Multicore Software Development Kit including Board Support Library, Boot Loader Package, NDK, GEL files, C6474 Lite EVM support files for CCS v4 and Demonstration software.

Latest EVM FPGA Contents


FPGA STP file.


RTL Code Verilog files.

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