CCS UniFlash v3.0 Release Notes

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CCS UniFlash v3.0 Release Notes

  • Release Date: November 12, 2013
  • Build Version: 3.0.0.00031

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 v3.0 release of the application. UniFlash v3.0 adds support for off-chip Flash Programming for the Sitara family of devices. 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 v3.0 build at the following location:
Windows Version  - 297MB
Linux Version  - 214MB

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


Sitara™ ARM Cortex™-A8 & ARM9™ Processors

Device Series Part # Device List
AM335x ARM Cortex-A8 (or equivalent) AM335x TI Product Page


Stellaris® ARM® Cortex™-M Microcontrollers <Quick Start Guide >

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 <Quick Start Guide >

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 <Quick Start Guide >

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)
  • USB Debug Firmware Update (DFU) 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 v3.1 is currently schedule for end of year/early next year. Specific features and bug fixes will be announced at a later date.

Bug Fixes

  • SDSCM00045031 - Restoring clock settings after loading a program on Concerto devices
  • SDSCM00047258 - Support Tiva Blizzard B1 revision devices
  • SDSCM00046748 - Fixed issue with session launch sometimes gets stuck during C28x devices
  • SDSCM00046909 - Fixed issue with erasing of TMS570LS3137
  • SDSCM00048160 - Fixed Unable to program OTP on Hercules devices
  • SDSCM00048225 - Fixed issue with Stellaris Flash Programming with WDT enabled
  • SDSCM00048161 - Fixed issue with UniFlash GUI not allowing addresses in the above 0xF0000000 in the Flash Export dialog
  • SDSCM00047645 - Fixed issue with UniFlash RCP failing to start after performing an update

Improvements and Changes

  • Sitara Flash Support (Windows Only)
  • SDSCM00048295 - Stellaris Flash Connectivity: USB DFU (Windows Only)
  • SDSCM00048294 - Stellaris ICDI Firmware Update (Windows Only)
  • SDSCM00048297 - Stellaris Debug Port Unlock (via ICDI interface Only)
  • SDSCM00046342 - Support for multiple ranges for memory export to file

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 Stellaris ICDI connectivity option is not working on Linux builds due to incorrect version of driver and permission errors. This is currently scheduled to be fixed in the next release. 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 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. N/A

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