Frequently asked questions (FAQs)

Code Composer Studio™ (CCS) IDE

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Where can I purchase a Code Composer Studio license?

Effective with release of Code Composer Studio v7 – TI is no longer charging for CCS licenses. Simply download from www.ti.com/ccstudio and begin.

How do I download the most recent version of Code Composer Studio?

Simply download from www.ti.com/ccstudio and begin.

Where can I get a license for Code Composer Studio v4, v5 or v6?

If you wish to use an older version of Code Composer Studio, then you will need a license file.

For CCS v4, v5 and v6 download the unlocked license file.

Remember: avoid "license verification failed" message

  • Save the license at: <root>\ti\license
  • (Check for misspelled directories such as \ti\lcense)
  • Do not open the license in notepad and then save it to \ti\license. The license should only be saved directly to \ti\license without editing.
  • The license must be saved with the extension “.lic”

I have a floating license - how does the new Code Composer Studio v7 affect me?

You are no longer required to maintain a local license server to serve floating licenses up to your network.

For CCS v4, v5 and v6 have each client download the unlocked license file.

Remember: avoid “license verification failed” message:

  • Save the license at: <root>\ti\license
  • Check for misspelled directories such as \ti\lcense
  • Do not open the license in notepad and then save it to \ti\license. The license should only be saved directly to \ti\license without editing.
  • The license must be saved with the extension “.lic”
  • Then decommission the TI vendor daemon process moving forward.  There is no requirement to decommission your license server but it is recommended as it is no longer needed.  

How do I request Code Composer Studio on DVD?

Code Composer Studio is only available via download. DVDs are no longer provided.

Do I still need a Subscription for Code Composer Studio?

Effective August 2015, you are no longer required to have or renew any subscription for Code Composer Studio. Simply download the latest version of Code Composer Studio from www.ti.com/ccstudio.

Where did all the Code Composer Studio part numbers go?

Licenses – Part numbers are no longer sold for CCS licenses. As of December 2016, these were removed from the TI Store, and were discontinued as options for TI Distributors. Example license part numbers were: “TMDSCCS-ALLF05” and “TMDSCCS-ALLN01D”

Subscription renewals – Renewal part numbers are no longer sold. During August 2015, the Subscription Renewal part numbers were removed from the TI Store, and were discontinued as options for TI Distributors.  Example renewal part numbers are: "TMDSCCSUB12ALLF05" and "TMDSCCSUBALLN01D-P"

Help with TI software downloads

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I have received a link to download, but nothing happens. I've clicked the "Download" button but it has not started.

  • If you have clicked the "DOWNLOAD" button and your download does NOT START, be sure to return to the download page, click DOWNLOAD button, and then click the "HERE" link to launch the file.
  • If you have gone through export screening and have received your download link via e-mail from TI, your link may only be active for 10 days. To get additional access, please place your request again.

Previous browser changes for Firefox, Internet Explorer and Google Chrome can interrupt your downloads.

If none of the above suggestions have worked, and you are on the page stating "your download has started," it is likely that your local IT network/setup does not allow file downloading from the TI domain, or from the redirect(s) that TI uses. You may either work with your local IT group, or simply save/forward the email with download link to your personal email ... download it offsite/lab/home ... and save the ZIP on a flash drive.

Still having issues? Please contact TI at: TI support for further assistance.