TI Code Composer Studio Integrated Development Environment v5

Texas Instruments launched version five of their Code Composer Studio integrated development environment. The Eclipse-based CCStudio IDE v5 features user interface improvements, 5x smaller installation package, faster setup, and support for Windows and Linux operating systems. Developers may purchase a Code Composer Studio IDE v5 license now for $79 when purchased with an XDS100 JTAG emulator. The full Platinum license for all TI embedded processors is available for $495. Code Composer Studio IDE v5 is free for Linux and Android application developers who do not require a JTAG debugger.

Code Composer Studio IDE includes a suite of tools that simplifies software design for embedded processing applications by accelerating software code development, analysis and debugging through a common development environment. It provides a single user interface to take developers through each step of the application development flow.

Texas Instruments CCStudio IDE v5 Features

  • 5x smaller installation package for faster download and development time
  • Improved user interface enables faster, easier and more intuitive embedded software development
  • Runs on Windows and Linux operating environments
  • Compatible with many TI devices, including single and multicore digital signal processors (DSPs), microcontrollers, video processors and microprocessors
  • Simplified user interface shows developers what and when calls are needed to ease and speeds development
  • More succinct download and installation for only what is required for designs, eliminating unnecessary time spent on unused components and enabling developers to quickly add support for new devices
  • Eclipse open source framework enables developers to customize their environment through available third-party plug-ins to speed troubleshooting, analysis and profiling of embedded designs
  • Resource Explorer is an integrated browser that facilitates use of extensive example code from TI’s controlSUITE, StellarisWare, Grace 1.1 for MSP430 microcontrollers and other software platforms
  • Video tutorials explain how to get the most out of features
  • Straightforward migration from previous versions of Code Composer Studio IDE enables software reuse
  • Developers can also directly view images and video in their native formats
  • Advanced GUI framework simplifies data and project management through the creation of perspectives with full customization of menus, toolbars and fast views
  • Enables developers to define the functionality and views appropriate to specific tasks, such as editing or debugging a program across multiple processors
  • Multi-processor debugging intelligently manages status and information from multiple cores without the confusion that arises when each core requires its own separate debugger
  • Over 1,200 third-party plug-ins support product development including static code analysis, source code control, modeling and scripting development
  • Flexible project environment gives developers control over the compiler and SYS/BIOS software kernel foundation version used with each individual project
  • Debug server scripting interface enables the automation of common tasks such as code validation and profiling
  • Update manager tool automatically manages tool updates

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