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This is the lab assignment portion for the C Programming lab.


This laboratory deals with compiling and running a C program on the TMS320C6713 DSP using Code Composer Studio. By the end of the laboratory you will be able to:

  • Compile and build a C language program
  • Run a C language program on the TMS320C6713 DSP
  • Link multiple files with functions into one project



If you have forgotten how to program in C/C++ you should review C programming on the many tutorials on the internet or look through your favorite textbook or reference book. This document will not give you a tutorial on how to program in C/C++.

You must remember that when programming the TI DSP you are loading your program into a system that has its own DSP and memory and is apart from your computer. In order for you to print anything, the data must be sent from the DSP board to CCS and then displayed in the stdio display. This can be very slow so you will want to use the debugging tools to view variables.

In this lab you will be writing very simple C programs. If you want to print something you will obviously need to include the stdio.h file.

Your main program should look like:

#include<stdio.h>main() {variables code}

Be sure to use good programming style.


Write a C program that performs a dot product of the following vectors. The data for a and b should be stored in integer arrays. Use a for loop.

a = [1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30]

b = [30 29 28 27 26 25 24 23 22 21 20 19 18 17 16 15 14 13 12 11 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1]

y = k a k b k size 12{y= Sum cSub { size 8{k} } {a rSub { size 8{k} } cdot b rSub { size 8{k} } } } {}


Part 1

  • In this part you will create a project that performs the array multiply and sum within the main function of the program. In order to be able to accurately count clock cycles, use the C6713 simulator.
  • Create a new project, call it clab.
  • Create your C file. Call it main.c . Add this file to your project.
  • You should use the following options for the project (Project->Build Options):
  • After the project has been loaded, record the values in the variables at each step as you single step through the program. Count the number of clock cycles and compare to the assembly program completed in a previous lab. Be sure to zero the counter before stepping through your code.

Part 2

  • In this part you are going to write a function that performs an array multiply and sum algorithm and returns the sum. This function will be located in another file and you will also make a header file.
  • Create a C file called multsum.c . In this file make a function called multsum . The function should have as inputs:
  • pointer to integer array a
  • pointer to integer array b
  • number of elements in the arrays
  • The output of the function should be the integer sum. The function should perform the multiply and sum algorithm.
  • Create a header file for the multsum function and call it multsum.h . In the header include the following code:
#ifndef _MULTSUM_H_ #define _MULTSUM_H_extern int multsum(int *a, int *b, int length); #endif /*MULTSUM_H_*/

This uses some compiler directives to determine if the current header file has already been included by another include file. The macro _MULTSUM_H_ is not defined the first time it is encountered so the macro is defined and the definition is included. The extern keyword tells the compiler that the function is defined in another file.

  • In main.c :
  • include the multsum.h file
#include "multsum.h"
  • declare the a and b arrays
  • call the multsum function with the sum returned to a variable
  • Include the multsum.c file in your project.
  • Run the program and verify that the sum that is returned is correct.

Questions & Answers

How we are making nano material?
what is a peer
What is meant by 'nano scale'?
What is STMs full form?
scanning tunneling microscope
what is Nano technology ?
Bob Reply
write examples of Nano molecule?
The nanotechnology is as new science, to scale nanometric
nanotechnology is the study, desing, synthesis, manipulation and application of materials and functional systems through control of matter at nanoscale
Is there any normative that regulates the use of silver nanoparticles?
Damian Reply
what king of growth are you checking .?
What fields keep nano created devices from performing or assimulating ? Magnetic fields ? Are do they assimilate ?
Stoney Reply
why we need to study biomolecules, molecular biology in nanotechnology?
Adin Reply
yes I'm doing my masters in nanotechnology, we are being studying all these domains as well..
what school?
biomolecules are e building blocks of every organics and inorganic materials.
anyone know any internet site where one can find nanotechnology papers?
Damian Reply
sciencedirect big data base
Introduction about quantum dots in nanotechnology
Praveena Reply
what does nano mean?
Anassong Reply
nano basically means 10^(-9). nanometer is a unit to measure length.
do you think it's worthwhile in the long term to study the effects and possibilities of nanotechnology on viral treatment?
Damian Reply
absolutely yes
how to know photocatalytic properties of tio2 nanoparticles...what to do now
Akash Reply
it is a goid question and i want to know the answer as well
characteristics of micro business
for teaching engĺish at school how nano technology help us
How can I make nanorobot?
Do somebody tell me a best nano engineering book for beginners?
s. Reply
there is no specific books for beginners but there is book called principle of nanotechnology
how can I make nanorobot?
what is fullerene does it is used to make bukky balls
Devang Reply
are you nano engineer ?
fullerene is a bucky ball aka Carbon 60 molecule. It was name by the architect Fuller. He design the geodesic dome. it resembles a soccer ball.
what is the actual application of fullerenes nowadays?
That is a great question Damian. best way to answer that question is to Google it. there are hundreds of applications for buck minister fullerenes, from medical to aerospace. you can also find plenty of research papers that will give you great detail on the potential applications of fullerenes.
what is the Synthesis, properties,and applications of carbon nano chemistry
Abhijith Reply
Mostly, they use nano carbon for electronics and for materials to be strengthened.
is Bucky paper clear?
carbon nanotubes has various application in fuel cells membrane, current research on cancer drug,and in electronics MEMS and NEMS etc
how did you get the value of 2000N.What calculations are needed to arrive at it
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