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CCS UniFlash v2.1 Release Notes

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CCS UniFlash v2.1 Release Notes

  • Original Release Date: February 15, 2013
  • Updated Revision Date: February 21, 2013
  • Updated Build Version: 2.1.0.00009
  • Notes: There was a problem with the previous build (version 2.1.0.0007) posted on February 15th. The problem was identified and has been resolved. Sorry for any inconvenience caused.

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 v2.1 release of the application, providing new File type support and bug fixes. Please see the Improvements and Changes and Bug Fixes sections for the list of changes.

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

CPU - supports SSE2 instruction set (ie; Intel Pentium 4 or newer, AMD Opteron/Athlon 64 or newer)

Disk Space - 600MB (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 v2.1 build available at the following location:
Windows Version  - 263MB
Linux Version  - 206MB

  • 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 (for Stellaris devices only)
  • MSP-FET430UIF (for MSP430 devices only)
  • Serial Connection (for C2000 Concerto series of devices only)

List of Supported File Types

Loading:

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

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 v2.2 will be a minor features/bug fix release, currently planned for March/April.
  • UniFlash v3.0 is currently schedule for Q2, which will be next major release. Specific features and bug fixes will be announced at a later date.

Bug Fixes

  • SDSCM00046164 - fixed potential issue with Flash programming being ~5x slower due to timing issues
  • SDSCM00046289 - fixed problem with saving target configuration file without an extension cause ambiguous error messages
  • SDSCM00046289 - Improve the "Load Binary/Verify Binary" dialog"
  • You should now be able to use the command line tool for CC2538 devices

Improvements and Changes

  • SDSCM00046014 - Added support for loading TI-TXT format files
  • SDSCM00046001 - Added support for loading binary file formats. Note that there are new GUI dialogs, scripting APIs, and command line support for binary file support to indicate the starting address of the program load.
  • SDSCM00045987 - Give users the ability to update firmware on an MSP-FET430UIF emulator in UniFlash GUI

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 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

Release Notes Archive

Category:CCS UniFlash Release Notes Archive