CCS UniFlash v1.0 Release Notes

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CCS UniFlash v1.0 Release Notes

Release Date: July 23, 2012
Build Version: 1.0.0.00018

Overview

Universal Flash Programmer for Texas Instruments devices. Provides a single interface for programming Flash memory and executing Flash based operations on supported targets. CCS Uniflash is a standalone tool (IE does not require CCS), and is a free download.

Please read the Known Issue(s) section for issues we are currently working on, and the Issues Reporting section for information on how to report issues you come across.

System Requirements

Disk Space - 300MB (2GB recommended)

Memory - 1GB (2GB recommended)

OS - Windows XP/7, Linux Distribution based on CCS requirements here

JRE 1.6 (or above) required

Installation Instructions

Download the CCS UniFlash Release Candidate build available at the following location:
Windows Version  - 201MB
Linux Version  - 159MB

  • Note: the required JRE (1.6 or above) is not currently shipped in the Linux version at this time
  • Note: root permissions might be required during installation

List of Supported Devices

C2000™ 32-bit Real-time MCUs

Device Series Part # Device List
28x Fixed-point Series TMS320F280x, F281x, F2801x, F28044, F2823x TI Product Page
28x Delfino™ Floating-point Series TMS320F2833x TI Product Page
28x Piccolo™ Series TMS320F2802x, 2803x, 2806x TI Product Page
28x + ARM® Cortex™ M3 Concerto™ Series F28M35x TI Product Page


Hercules™ ARM® Safety MCUs

Device Series Part # Device List
TMS470M ARM Cortex-M3 Series TMS470Mx TI Product Page
TMS570LS ARM Cortex-R4F Series TMS570LS20xxx/10xxx, TMS570LS31x/21x/11x TI Product Page
RM4 ARM Cortex-R4F Series RM48x TI Product Page

List of Communication Interface (Emulator) Support

  • TI XDS100 Class Emulator
  • TI XDS560 PCI Emulator
  • Blackhawk Emulators
  • Spectrum Digitial Emulators

List of Supported File Types

Loading:

  • TI COFF
  • TI ELF
  • Intel Hex
  • Motorola S-Record
  • Tektronix Hex

Saving/Exporting:

  • TI COFF

Issues Reporting

Please report all bugs, issues and enhancement requests in the following forum:
http://e2e.ti.com/support/development_tools/code_composer_studio/default.aspx

Where to Get Help

Read the Quick Start Guide for more information on the product: Quick Start Guide

Read the FAQ

Please post questions about the product in the following forum: http://e2e.ti.com/support/development_tools/code_composer_studio/default.aspx

Release Roadmap (Tentative)

Release Version Release Date
v1.1 (Bug Fixes)
August 2012
v2.0 (Feature Release)
Sept. - Nov. 2012

Version 1.1 is currently planned to be released in August and will incorporate minor features, new device support, and bug fixes.

Version 2.0 is currently planned to be released in the September to November timeframe, and will introduce new features (ie; Serial support), new device support, and additional bug fixes.

Bug Fixes

  • minor fixes in the UI
  • fixed minor issues with Hercules based devices (verification, device identification, etc.)
  • fixed issue with using the Multi-Load feature in certain scenarios
  • removed incorrect reference to loadTI in the UniFlash command line tool

Improvements and Changes

  • added Fast Verification option for Hercules devices
  • modified XML schema for ability to support new parts
  • added support for target operations in the command line tool. Users can now issue reset, restart, or run after program loads

Known Issue(s)

ID Description Targeted Release
1 Command line does not show incremental progress; it only shows beginning and ending operation v1.1
2 If the product is used to connect to a target that is already connected in another instance of UniFlash or CCS, the product might crash. N/A
3 GEL OnFileLoaded() errors at the end of program load. This is caused by the target being disconnected before the sequence is completed. Note: this error does not actually indicate that the program load operation failed. v1.1
4 "WARNING: Call to Symbol.getSymbolFileName() with no program loaded. No action performed." during program load. Note: This does not affect the program load operation. v1.1

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