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Tutorial: freeDSP classic and Ubuntu 16.04

So, last week I ordered a freeDSP kit, assembled it and tried to program it on an Ubuntu machine using the freeUSBi programmer. I couldn't get this to work, so I switched from the freeUSBi programmer to an Arduino micro. Since I now finally got it to work, I'll share my experiences and what I find the easiest way to work with Linux and freeDSP.

Hardware needed:
A freeDSP classic board + power supply (for testing, I'm using a USB port's 5V supply)An Arduino micro Software needed:
Arduino IDE (install the latest version from (install the latest version from Windows 7 inside VirtualboxInstall SigmaStudio inside Windows 7 (from Before getting started, please read the Getting started manual created by the freeDSP people. Most of the information I got from there, with some tweaks to get it working from Ubuntu.

Step 1. Create a firmware (hex) file Boot Windows 7 inside Virtualbox, start SigmaStudio and create a new projec…