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CCSv4 Getting Started Guide
- 1 Introduction
- 2 CCS Overview
- 3 Obtaining CCS
- 4 Installing CCS
- 5 Running CCS for the first time
- 6 Working with CCS
- 7 Advanced Topics
- 8 Resources and References
Welcome to Code Composer Studio v4! Code Composer Studio v4 is a major new release of Code Composer Studio (CCS) that is based on the Eclipse open source software framework. The Eclipse software framework is used for many different applications but it was originally developed as a open framework for creating development tools. We have chosen to base CCS on Eclipse as it offers an excellent software framework for building software development environments and is becoming a standard framework used by many embedded software vendors. CCSv4 combines the advantages of the Eclipse software framework with advanced embedded debug capabilities from Texas Instruments resulting in a compelling feature rich development environment for embedded developers.
If you are new to Code Composer Studio, the link below provides an excellent overview of the IDE and its main features
Code Composer Studio v4 can be distributed either via a DVD or be downloaded directly to your PC.
If you received a DVD copy of Code Composer Studio, jump to the next section: Installing Code Composer Studio
If you chose to download a copy of Code Composer Studio, check the page below:
The installation process is the same for both delivery methods (DVD or download).
Running CCS for the first time
When executed for the first time, Code Composer Studio v4 requires a few additional steps to operate properly:
- Select a workspace, where all the projects will be placed
- An active license
Follow the link below to learn about these last steps:
Working with CCS
All work on Code Composer Studio is based on projects - a collection of source, include and configuration files.
If you used previous releases of Code Composer Studio, including release 3.x, beta releases of CCSv4 and Code Composer Essentials for MSP430 check the topic below.
The topic below is also very useful if you downloaded software for certain devices (EZ430 Chronos, Stellarisware, Piccolo controlSTICK software, etc):
If you are new to Code Composer Studio or simply wants to create a project from scratch please check the topic below:
The next step after creating a project is to run the program in the debugger. The topic below shows how to configure the debugger and make the best use of the available features to inspect the program execution.
This section describes how to create and debug a project using BIOS.
Common Target Configurations
This section describes the configurations for several target boards.
Advanced target configurations
The sections below describe several procedures used in complex target configurations.
Updating Code Composer Studio
This section shows the different ways to update and add new features to CCSv4.
Automation and Scripting
This section shows an overview about how to automate and script common tasks using CCSv4.
License Server Administration for CCS
This section discusses setup and configuration of the License server for floating licenses.
Extending the license for 90 days
- In order to extend the evaluation license for an additional 90 days, just follow the instructions in the page below:
Resources and References
- Main Code Composer Studio v4 wiki page:
- Frequently asked questions:
- Types of CCSv4 licenses:
- Eclipse Concepts:
Example projects, libraries and source code
1. Stellarisware libraries and example code:
2. MSP430 source code:
3. TMS320C2000 libraries and example code:
4. TMS320C5500 Libraries:
- Chip Support Library (CSL): http://focus.ti.com/docs/toolsw/folders/print/sprc133.html
- DSP Library (DSPLIB): http://focus.ti.com/docs/toolsw/folders/print/sprc100.html
- Image Library (IMGLIB): http://focus.ti.com/docs/toolsw/folders/print/sprc101.html
5. TMS320C6000 Libraries: