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The MSC8156 application development system (MSC8156ADS) is a complete debugging environment intended for engineers developing applications for the MSC8156, MSC8154, MSC8256, MSC8254, MSC8252, and MSC8251 NXP® digital signal processors (DSPs). The MSC815x and MSC825x family of DSPs are highly integrated DSP processors that contain one, two, four, or six StarCore® SC3850 DSP subsystems ranging from 8 GMACS to 48 GMACs with each DSP core running up to 1 GHz. These devices target high-bandwidth, highly computational DSP applications such as 3GPP, TD-SCDMA, 3G-LTE, and WiMAX base station applications as well as medical imaging, aerospace, defense, video, voice, and advanced test and measurement.
The MSC8156ADS is intended to serve as a platform for software and hardware development in processor environments using the MSC815x and MSC825x family of DSPs. Onboard resources and the associated debugger enable developers to perform a variety of tasks, including:
- Download and run code
- Set breakpoints
- Display memory and registers
- Connect proprietary hardware via an expansion connector