Code Composer Studio (CCS) Integrated Development Environment (IDE) for Multicore Processors
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Code Composer Studio (CCS) Integrated Development Environment (IDE)



Code Composer Studio is an integrated development environment (IDE) that supports TI's Microcontroller and Embedded Processors portfolio. Code Composer Studio comprises a suite of tools used to develop and debug embedded applications. It includes an optimizing C/C++ compiler, source code editor, project build environment, debugger, profiler, and many other features. The intuitive IDE provides a single user interface taking you through each step of the application development flow. Familiar tools and interfaces allow users to get started faster than ever before. Code Composer Studio combines the advantages of the Eclipse software framework with advanced embedded debug capabilities from TI resulting in a compelling feature-rich development environment for embedded developers.



  • CCS latest version - Click below to download Code Composer Studio
  • Additional downloads - For a complete list of downloads including previous versions please visit the Code Composer Studio download site
  • Cloud Tools - Visit to access TI Cloud Tools. Browse through the resources available for a device and run demo applications




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Getting Started

The Getting Started View provides quick access to a number of common actions such as creating a new project or browsing examples. For users who wish to use a very clean user interface, Code Composer Studio has a "simple" mode which trims down the environment to just the essential functionality. Once comfortable with the environment it is easy to switch back to standard mode to expose more advanced capabilities.

Getting Started

App Center

More than just a development environment is required to do meaningful development on a chosen platform. The Code Composer Studio App Center provides access to additional software and tools to help users get up and running faster on their chosen platform.

App Center


For high performance processors like multicore DSPs it is essential to have a C compiler that can take full advantage of the performance capabilities of the device. The C6000 highly-optimizing C/C++ VLIW compiler is designed with this purpose in mind. It performs a wide variety of optimization techniques including automatically software pipelines inner loops, an extensive set of SIMD operations can speedup algorithms by up to 16x a large range of performance vs. code size options. However it is equally if not more important to ensure the quality of the code produced is of the highest level. The compiler is verified against industry-standard benchmarks (Plum Hall, Perennial, ACE…) and several validation suites. Continual evaluation of the compiler’s performance on thousands of benchmarks, ensures performance stability of compiled code across releases.

Processor Trace

Many high performance TI processors include the ability to perform processor trace. Trace provides detailed, historical account of code execution, timing and data accesses. This advanced capability is extremely useful in detecting complex, intermittent bugs as wells as profiling to help fine tune code performance. Trace data can be captured to dedicated on-chip memory (ETB) or exported over pins to be captured by a trace receiver.

Processor Trace

Linux Development

Code Composer Studio supports both Linux kernel and application level development. The kernel can be debugged via JTAG or use GDB for application development. By installing the Linux Development Tools via the App Center you also get access to additional functionality such as the Linux Trace Tools (LTTng).

Linux Development

System Analyzer

System Analyzer provides visibility into the application, OS and hardware across the system at any given time by correlating software and hardware instrumentation from multicores on the same timeline. System Analyzer is made up of two core components:

  • UIA (Unified Instrumentation Architecture): a software package for logging, runtime control and data movement
  • Analysis Displays: Tooling for runtime control, data collection, data decoding, data analysis and data visualization

System Analyzer can obtain data in a number of ways. It can be captured to the on chip embedded trace buffer (ETB), it can be streamed off the device using System Trace via an XDS560v2 System Trace Receiver or you can have the application continually drain the ETB and push the data out over Ethernet. This gives you the flexibility to choose the method that best suites your application needs.

Video Resources

There are several videos available specifically for Code Composer Studio:

TI Devices (20)

Part Number Name Product Family
66AK2E05  Multicore DSP+Arm, 4x Arm A15 cores, 1x C66x DSP core, NetCP, 10GbE switch  Processors 
66AK2H06  Multicore DSP+Arm, 2x Arm A15 cores, 4x C66x DSP cores  Processors 
66AK2H12  Multicore DSP+Arm, 4x Arm A15 cores, 8x C66x DSP cores  Processors 
66AK2H14  Multicore DSP+Arm, 4x Arm A15 cores, 8x C66x DSP cores, 10GE  Processors 
AM5K2E02  Sitara processor: dual Arm Cortex-A15  Processors 
AM5K2E04  Sitara processor: quad Arm Cortex-A15  Processors 
SM320C6472-HIREL  C6472 DSP HIREL  Processors 
SM320C6678-HIREL  Multicore Fixed and Floating-Point Digital Signal Processor  Processors 
TCI6638K2K  Multicore DSP+Arm KeyStone II System-on-Chip (SoC)  Processors 
TMS320C6472  Fixed-Point Digital Signal Processor  Processors 
TMS320C6474  Multicore Digital Signal Processor  Processors 
TMS320C6654  1 core fixed and floating point low power 750/850 MHz digital signal processor  Processors 
TMS320C6655  1 core fixed and floating point low power digital signal processor  Processors 
TMS320C6657  2 core fixed and floating point low power digital signal processor  Processors 
TMS320C6670  4 core fixed and floating point DSP for Communications and Telecom  Processors 
TMS320C6671  1 core fixed and floating point digital signal processor  Processors 
TMS320C6672  2 core fixed and floating point digital signal processor  Processors 
TMS320C6674  4 core fixed and floating point digital signal processor  Processors 
TMS320C6678  8 core fixed and floating point digital signal processor  Processors 
TMS320TCI6488  Communications infrastructure digital signal processor  Processors 

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