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Installing the Code Composer Studio (CCS)

Please visit the post Getting Started with the OMAP L-138 before continuing with this tutorial! We recommend you to reflash your board before running C code.

Ok, now that you have successfully reflashed your OMAP DSP, we need to move on to the Code Composer Studio tool from Texas Instruments. The Code Composer Studio (CCS) is Texas Instruments’ integrated development environment (IDE) for developing routines on a wide variety of their DSPs. In CCS, the editing, code generation, and debugging tools are all integrated into one unified environment. You can select the target DSP, adjust the optimization parameters, and set the user preferences as you desire.

Let’s get started downloading the CCS. The latest version can be found here. Before allowing you to download the software, TI will ask you for a couple information, including your full name, email, and institution. You will also be required to answer some questions, and shortly after you will be granted the access to download this software.

Access granted! Now you can move on and download the CCS
Access granted! Now you can move on and download the CCS

When being approved to receive the CCS software, click on Download. You will be prompted to select the Processor Architectures to be installed. Please make sure to check the following two options:

  • OMAPL 13x & C6A8 processors; and
  • OMAP Processors.

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When prompted to select the components you wish to install, select all of the boxes. It includes “Compiling Tools, Device Software and Simulators.”

In the next window, make sure to check all the boxes under the JTAG emulator support.

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Click on Next until you see a window similar to the above one. Your CCS is now being installed.

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If prompted about a software license, select the “FREE LICENSE…” option for the time being. This license supports the XDS100 JTAG emulation used on the OMAP-L138 board. Click Finish.

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You have just finished installing CCS. Now let’s move on to the next tutorial, where we will walk you through the settings to run your first code onto the OMAP board.