VCSBC4018 vision board
This tutorial explains how to use the camera board VCSBC4018.
This camera board mounts a TMS320C64xx TI processor working at 40MHZ. The camera sensor can take images with a resolution of 640 x 480 pixels. The board is equiped with a 100 Mbit Ethernet that allows to comunicate with a PC, 32 MB RAM and 4 MB flash EPROM. Power supply: 12~14V.
Part 1: HW connection
The photo above represents a generic board, in fact the VCSBC4018 doesn't have the J6 jumper.
On the other hand, the photo below shows the real board with the two jumpers connected.
The power (12~24V) must be connected to the red cable of J3 and the GND to the balck cable of the same connector. At the end, the RJ-45 connector must be plugged into PC LAN port.
Part 2: SW installation
Now it'time to install the necessary PC software. The software we are going to use can be used only on Microsoft Windows. To begin you have to download Code Composer Studio from Texas Instrument web site (http://focus.ti.com/docs/toolsw/folders/print/ccstudio.html). To be able to download it have to be loged in. The current software viersion is 4.1.2, this tutoria will continue using this particular version. After that you must run the setup program. So choose the installation directory, for example C:\ti (like in the image below).