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SimpleLink™ solutions - development tools

Deep dive into the tools and development kits of the SimpleLinkTM MCUs

Starting from evaluation to prototyping to development and optimization, the SimpleLink platform offers simple yet powerful hardware and software tools that enable you to ramp up quickly based on your customer needs. You only need to learn one unified, consistent development platform regardless of the SimpleLink MCU you’re using. 

deep dive into the tools for simplelink

LaunchPadTM Development Kits for SimpleLink devices

TI’s LaunchPad Development Kits are low-cost, modular, consistent and open-source hardware tools. Every SimpleLink MCU is available as a LaunchPad Development Kit, featuring:  

  • On-board debugger/programmer   
  • Tap into ecosystem of BoosterPack™ Plug-in Modules   
  • Open source hardware design
  • And starting at $12.99
LaunchPad development kits

SimpleLink LaunchPad Development Kits in action

TI's SimpleLink MCU LaunchPad Development Kits demonstrating a live use case for Intelligent factory automation and a smart home control system

Resource explorer

All of your development needs in one place   

  • Cloud-enabled repository offering one-click access to all the development resources you need   
  • Quickly filter through training, software, documentation, demos & more that correspond to your device   
  • Integration with TI and 3rd party IDEs offers one-click code example import to speed up development
TI Resource Explorer interface

Integration with cloud tools

  • Import SDK examples into CCS Cloud, a powerful, browser-based IDE   
  • Edit, build, debug and flash your LaunchPad kit in your favorite web browser
  • Migrate your CCS Cloud project to the desktop CCS IDE for further optimization
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Code Composer Studio™ IDE

  • Import SDK code examples directly into industry-leading, integrated development environment (IDE)
  • Includes an optimizing C/C++ compiler, source code editor, project build environment, debugger, profiler, and many other features   
  • Based on the Eclipse open source development environment
Code Composer Studio

Arduino support with Energia

Many SimpleLink MCUs are supported by Energia, a fork of the Arduino/Wiring framework. Energia offers high software abstraction built on top of the SimpleLink SDK that provides easy APIs ideal for rapid prototyping.  Based on Arduino and Wiring framework and allows easy reuse of existing Arduino libraries.  Energia introduces multitasking support through integration with TI-RTOS, allowing developers to run multiple Energia sketches in parallel Includes a simple IDE for editing & flashing code.

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