SigmaStudio+ allows the user to do the following things with respect to compile and download options:
Once a project is compiled, the program and parameter data can be downloaded to the evaluation hardware for testing. To download your project, press the Link Compile Download toolbar button, select Action - Link Compile Download from the main menu bar. This perform the link step, compile the project, and send your design code from the schematic to the DSP hardware.
If download is successful, the schematic status bar below the workspace will turn green and “100% Active: Downloaded” is displayed in the application status bar. The system will be responsive to any real-time changes made to controls (sliders, knobs, etc.) in the schematic workspace.
The schematic status bar and application status bars display the state of the schematic design as well as indicating USB communication status. There are five status states:
“DESIGN” mode on the bottom right corner or a 'Pause button' on the top right corner of the application window indicates that the schematic design has been modified and recompile is required to validate the current design.
“ACTIVE: DOWNLOADED” on the bottom right corner or a 'Play button' on the top right corner of the application window indicates that the schematic design was both successfully compiled and that the program data was successfully downloaded to hardware (if USB hardware is connected). The system responds to the user's tuning input in this mode by giving appropriate output. The actual value of the output along with other packet details can be observed from Capture Window.
“ERROR” on the bottom right corner of the application window indicates that the schematic design was not successfully linked or compiled and that the program data was not successfully downloaded on to the hardware (if USB hardware is connected). The error correction or necessary steps have to be taken to ensure smooth compilation in the subsequent steps.
Note When working with evaluation hardware, any time you make edits in the schematic (e.g. add/remove blocks, add/remove wires, add/remove algorithms) you must recompile and download the project before these changes will take effect in the hardware program. If the application status bar does not indicate “Active Downloaded”, the downloaded program and schematic design are out of sync.