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understanding TI Code Composer Studio versions, patches, and upgrades.

Started by William C Bonner March 11, 2007
I am doing development on a custom board connected to my machine via a
Spectrum Digital XDS510USB JTAG device..

The board I'm working with is based on a TMS320C6713 dsp.

When I bring up the about box for code composer studio, I get Code
Composer Studio Version 3.1.23, and code generation tools v5.1.0.

If I do a check for updates under the Help->Update Advisor it lists
optional code generation tools updates. Then under the C6000 downloads
it lists

C6000 Code Generation Tools v5.1.6 Windows through v5.1.11.

If I wanted to be running the latest patched version of the code
generation tools, do I need to just get the 5.1.11? Or do I need to get
all of the interim stuff?

The installer for this wants to put it in c:\program Files\something,
where the original code composer ctudio was installed under c:\CCStudio
Should I try to point this software at some point under the \ccstudio
path, or let it go where it wants?

I've seen reference to CCS 3.3 and am wondering if the user interface is
much improved from the 3.1 that I'm currently using?
Hi William,

you only need to get the latest code generation tools. You should
install theses in a new subfolder under the CCS installation directory,
e.g. c:\ccstudio\c6000\cgtools5.1.11
Finally you must select the new tools in
Help - About - Component Manager - Build Tools - TMS320C67XX

Regards,
Adolf Klemenz, D.SignT
At 08:02 11.03.2007 -0700, William C Bonner wrote:

>I am doing development on a custom board connected to my machine via a
>Spectrum Digital XDS510USB JTAG device..
>
>The board I'm working with is based on a TMS320C6713 dsp.
>
>When I bring up the about box for code composer studio, I get Code
>Composer Studio Version 3.1.23, and code generation tools v5.1.0.
>
>If I do a check for updates under the Help->Update Advisor it lists
>optional code generation tools updates. Then under the C6000 downloads
>it lists
>
>C6000 Code Generation Tools v5.1.6 Windows through v5.1.11.
>
>If I wanted to be running the latest patched version of the code
>generation tools, do I need to just get the 5.1.11? Or do I need to get
>all of the interim stuff?
>
>The installer for this wants to put it in c:\program Files\something,
>where the original code composer ctudio was installed under c:\CCStudio
>Should I try to point this software at some point under the \ccstudio
>path, or let it go where it wants?
>
>I've seen reference to CCS 3.3 and am wondering if the user interface is
>much improved from the 3.1 that I'm currently using?
>