Interfacing external SDRAM to the Texas Instruments TMS320C6000 digital signal processor (DSP) is simple compared to previous generations of TI DSPs. This is because of the advanced external memory interface, or EMIF — a glueless interface to a variety of external memory devices. This application report describes the EMIF’s control registers and SDRAM signals, along with SDRAM functionality, including functions supported by the EMIF and performance
considerations when used with the EMIF. General examples include several SDRAM configurations supported by the EMIF, including timing analysis; specific examples are provided using Micron SDRAM.