Software & development tools

Software driver libraries and frameworks for TI microcontrollers

The microcontroller software development ecosystem provides both RTOS and bare metal (no OS) software. These include GUI-based peripheral configuration tools, peripheral driver libraries, and application-specific software and frameworks that simplify your software development.

Peripheral drivers and application packages

  • TI MCU software packages provide everything needed for the hobbyist or system developer
  • Robust packages include: GUI-based peripheral configuration tools, driver libraries, and application specific libraries such as motor control or touchscreen. These are augmented with an extensive set of examples, and documentation.
  • Libraries can also be used to create RTOS drivers

TI-RTOS and other RTOS support

The TM4C, MSP430™, MSP432™, and C2000™ microcontroller families are supported by TI-RTOS and by RTOS products from the TI Design Network.

TI-RTOS – Robust real-time TI-RTOS kernel (formerly known as SysBIOS) allows developers to easily port applications between different TI MCUs running TI-RTOS, reducing development time of next-generation products. Supported features include:

  • Standard set of multitasking, power management and peripheral driver APIsTCP/IP, USB, and FAT file system
  • Broad initialization and device drivers for many TI LaunchPad kits and BoosterPacks
  • Rich set of examplesFree and available as open source
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Extensive commercial RTOS support

TI Design Network product offerings include minimalistic, low footprint RTOS kernels such as Micrium µCOS/III and FreeRTOS optimized for microcontrollers.

RTOS for microcontrollers and wireless microcontrollers – platforms supported
  MSP430™ 16-bit Ultra-low Power MCUs C2000™ Real-time Control MCUs SimpleLink™ Connected MCUs TM4C Hercules™ ARM®Cortex™-R Safety MCUs
Provider Product MSP430 MCUs C2000 MCUs CC26xx Bluetooth® low energy CC32xx Wi-Fi® CC13xx Sub-1 GHz & Dual-band MSP432™ MCUs TM4C TMS570 RM4xx
TI TI-RTOS
CMX Systems CMX-RTX,CMX-Tiny
EleSoftRom DioneOS
ETAS RTA-OSEK
Expresslogic ThreadX
FreeRTOS FreeRTOS, OpenRTOS
Keil KeilRTX
Mentor Graphics Nucleus+®
Micrium µC/OS-II, µC/OS-III
Micro Digital SMX®
Pumpkin Salvo
Quantum Leaps QP
RoweBots Unison
Sciopta Sciopta
SEGGER embOS
TinyOS Alliance TinyOS
Vector Elektrobit AUTOSAR
Wittenstein SafeRTOS

Energia for Arduino users

Rapid prototyping platform

  • Based on Arduino and Wiring framework and allows easy reuse of existing Arduino libraries
  • Multitasking support through integration with TI-RTOS
  • Includes IDE for TI devices
  • Supports most TI LaunchPad development kits and associated BoosterPacks