DSP/BIOS and the Reference Frameworks allow developers to non-intrusively instrument real-time applications. The software provided with this application note applies real-time analysis (RTA) services to a working application—a H.263 encode/decode loopback example for the TMS320DM642 evaluation module. The software demonstrates techniques for benchmarking and controlling video software. It also introduces a service to programmatically measure CPU and TSK loading. Debugging and troubleshooting techniques for real-time applications, using Code Composer Studio, is also discussed.