CCS UniFlash v2.0 Release Notes

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CCS UniFlash v2.0 Release Notes

Release Date: November 22, 2012
Build Version: 2.0.0.00013

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 v2.0 release of the application, which adds serial support for the Concerto family of devices.

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 v2.0 build available at the following location:
Windows Version  - 257MB
Linux Version  - 203MB

  • 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

TMS320F281x

TMS320F2801x 

TMS320F28044

TMS320F2823x

TI Product Page
28x Delfino™ Floating-point Series TMS320F2833x TI Product Page
28x Piccolo™ Series

TMS320F2802x

TMS320F2803x

TMS320F2805x

TMS320F2806x

TI Product Page
28x + ARM® Cortex™ M3 Concerto™ Series

F28M35x

F28M36x

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

TMS570LS1227

TMS570LS04x/03x

TI Product Page
RM4 ARM Cortex-R4F Series

RM48xxx

RM46xxx

RM42xxx

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


Wireless Connectivity CCxxxx Cortex™-M Devices

Device Series Part # Device List
CC253x CC2538 N/A

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
  • Serial Connection

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)

  • UniFlash v2.1 is currently schedule for a Q1 release, which will include additional file format support, device support, and bug fixes. More information on the schedule will be available soon.

Bug Fixes

  • SDSCM00045667 - Problem with writing cache data on Concerto devices when operating in the "multi-load" mode
  • SDSCM00045597 - Error message improvement for UniFlash
  • SDSCM00044974 - Add support for Blank Check for Hercules and F28M3x

Improvements and Changes

  • Added Serial Connection support for Concerto devices (F28M35x, F28M36x)
  • Added device support for Wireless Connectivity CCxxxx Cortex™-M 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+
3 Command line tool does not work with the CC2538 device v2.0+
4 Multi-load features are not supported in CCxxxx devices, and therefore, users should not try to load more than 1 program at a time on these devices N/A

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