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CCS UniFlash v1.1 Release Notes

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CCS UniFlash v1.1 Release Notes

Release Date: September 07, 2012
Build Version: 1.1.0.00011

Overview

Universal Flash Programmer for Texas Instruments devices. Provides a single interface for programming Flash memory and executing Flash based operations on supported targets.

This is the official build for the v1.1 release of the application. The main changes from the v1.0 build includes official support for Stellaris® ARM® Cortex™-M Microcontrollers and Ultra-Low Power 16-bit Microcontroller MSP430™, as well as various bug fixes and enhancements.

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  - 240MB
Linux Version  - 186MB

  • 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


Stellaris® ARM® Cortex™-M Microcontrollers

Device Series Part # Device List
LM3S Cortex-M3 Series LM3Sx TI Product Page
LM4F Cortex-M4F Series LM4Fx TI Product Page


Ultra-Low Power 16-bit Microcontroller MSP430™

Device Series Part # Device List
All MSP430 Series MSP430 TI Product Page

List of Communication Interface (Emulator) Support

  • TI XDS100 Class Emulator
  • TI XDS560 PCI Emulator
  • Blackhawk Emulators
  • Spectrum Digitial Emulators
  • Stellaris In-Circuit Debug Interface
  • MSP-FET430UIF

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
v2.0 Beta 1
September 26, 2012
v2.0 Beta 2
October 10, 2012
v2.0 RC
October 24, 2012
v2.0 RTM
November 07, 2012

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

List of changes from the v1.1 RC build:

  • fixed a potential crashing issue when reporting errors during a Flash operation
  • fixed a timed out issue on F2806x devices

List of changes since v1.0:

  • MSP-FET430UIF firmware can now be updated via the command line tool automatically when configured for a MSP430 device
  • fixed issue with command line arguments that are not supported was not reporting the correct error on MSP430 devices
  • fixed issue with the wrong version of the command line tool being copied during the installer
  • command line showing more incremental progress information now. The verbose and be turned off if desired
  • fixed issue with GEL OnFileLoaded() errors at the end of program load
  • fixed issue with "WARNING: Call to Symbol.getSymbolFileName() with no program loaded. No action performed." during program load
  • fixed issue with loading code to the EEPROM memory locations of TMS570 devices

Improvements and Changes

List of changes from v1.0:

  • updated documentation to include information on verbose mode in the command line tool
  • Added support for Stellaris and MSP430 devices and the associated communication interface support
  • Added support for enabling/disabling ECC Auto Generation feature for supported F021 devices

Known Issue(s)

ID Description Targeted Release
1 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
2 There is currently no way to update the firmware on an MSP-FET430UIF in the IDE. Users will need to use the command line tool to update the firmware as needed. v2.0+

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