CCS UniFlash v2.2 Release Notes

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CCS UniFlash v2.2 Release Notes

  • Release Date: May 21, 2013
  • Build Version: 2.2.0.00016

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 v2.2 release of the application, providing various new features for Stellaris Flash Programming and general bug fixes. This build also supports the new Tiva™ ARM® Cortex™-M Microcontrollers. 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 v2.2 build available at the following location:
Windows Version  - 287MB
Linux Version  - 204MB

  • 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 Control MCUs

Device Series Part # Device List
C28x Fixed-point Series

TMS320F280x

TMS320F281x

TMS320F2801x 

TMS320F28044

TMS320F2823x

TI Product Page
C28x Delfino™ Floating-point Series TMS320F2833x TI Product Page
C28x Piccolo™ Series

TMS320F2802x

TMS320F2803x

TMS320F2805x

TMS320F2806x

TI Product Page
C28x + 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
TMS570 ARM Cortex-R4 Series

TMS570LS20xxx/10xxx

TMS570LS31x/21x/11x

TMS570LS1227

TMS570LS04x/03x

TI Product Page
RM4 ARM Cortex-R4 Series

RM48xxx

RM46xxx

RM42xxx

TI Product Page


MSP430™ Ultra-Low Power 16-bit Microcontroller

Device Series Part # Device List
All MSP430 Series MSP430 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


Tiva™ ARM® Cortex™-M Microcontrollers

Device Series Part # Device List
Tiva™ C Series MCUs TM4Cx TI Product Page
Tiva™ E Series MCUs TM4Ex N/A


Wireless Connectivity CCxxxx Cortex™-M Devices

Device Series Part # Device List
CC253x CC2538 TI Product Page

List of Communication Interface (Emulator) Support

  • TI XDS100 Class Emulator
  • TI XDS560 PCI Emulator
  • Blackhawk Emulators
  • Spectrum Digital Emulators
  • Stellaris In-Circuit Debug Interface (for Stellaris, Tiva-C and Tiva-E 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
  • Binary

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 v3.0 is currently schedule for August/September. Specific features and bug fixes will be announced at a later date.

Bug Fixes

  • SDSCM00046313 - Fixed problem with erasing IPE memory on MSP430 targets
  • SDSCM00046974 - Fixes problem with launching UniFlash using the shortcut on Ubuntu
  • SDSCM00047126 - Fixed problem with using Uniflash with XDS560v2 and TMS570/RM48 targets
  • Fixed issues with not being able to display calculated checksum on C28 devices using the command line tool
  • Fixed various Flash programming issues on CC2538 devices

Improvements and Changes

  • Support for the new Tiva™ ARM® Cortex™-M Microcontrollers
  • SDSCM00046603 - Added support for Blank Check for Stellaris, Tiva-C and Tiva-E devices
  • SDSCM00046604 - Added support for CRC32 calculation for Stellaris, Tiva-C and Tiva-E devices
  • SDSCM00046838 - Added support for Register/MAC Programming for Stellaris, Tiva-C and Tiva-E devices
  • SDSCM00046840 - Binary file export
  • SDSCM00046907 - Binary file export (for command line)
  • SDSCM00046891 - add Verify button to the Programs tab (allowing for multiple program verification)
  • SDSCM00046939 - Continuous mode for Command Line Support
  • SDSCM00046940 - Add option in UniFlash command line to output to file on program load success/failure

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
3 The permissions on the ICDI USB connection is currently not set up correctly on Linux machines by default. Therefore, you might experience problems with connecting to devices using the ICDI on Linux machines N/A
4 SDSCM00047168 - DSS unable to load libIceBox.so. This will result in errors "TraceCompMgr: error while loading shared libraries: libIceBox.so.21: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory" when using scripting and command line tool under Linux. These errors can be safely ignored. N/A
5 Incorrect local path added to the update site list can cause errors during the update process. The error can be safely ignored. 3.0
6 Using the command line tool to create configurations does not work for some connection types under linux. The workaround is to create the CCXML file using the GUI before using the command line tool. 3.0

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