How to Download and Install Code Composer Studio v3.3 for F24x/C24x Devices

How to Download and Install Code Composer Studio v3.3 for F24x/C24x Devices
How to Download and Install Code Composer Studio v3.3 for F24x/C24x Devices

How to Download and Install Code Composer Studio v3.3 for F24x/C24x Devices

Code Composer Studio (CCS) is an integrated development environment (IDE) that helps you develop and debug embedded applications for Texas Instruments (TI) microcontrollers and processors. CCS includes a compiler, source code editor, project build environment, debugger, profiler and many other features.

In this article, we will show you how to download and install CCS v3.3 for F24x/C24x devices, which are 16-bit fixed-point digital signal controllers (DSCs) that offer high performance and low power consumption. CCS v3.3 is compatible with Windows 10, but you need to follow some steps to make it work properly.

Step 1: Download CCS v3.3

You can download CCS v3.3 from the TI website[^2^]. You will need to register or log in with your TI account to access the download link. You can choose between two options: a free evaluation version that expires after 90 days, or a paid version that requires an annual subscription. The paid version includes technical support and updates from TI.

Step 2: Install CCS v3.3

After downloading the CCS v3.3 installer, run it and follow the instructions on the screen. You will need to accept the license agreement and choose the installation directory. You can also customize the components that you want to install, such as compilers, debuggers, device support and examples.

During the installation process, you may encounter a warning message that says “This program might not have installed correctly”. This is because CCS v3.3 is not officially supported by Windows 10, but you can ignore this message and click “This program installed correctly”.

Step 3: Configure CCS v3.3

After installing CCS v3.3, you need to configure some settings to make it work with Windows 10. First, you need to disable User Account Control (UAC), which is a security feature that prevents unauthorized changes to your system. To do this, go to Control Panel > User Accounts > Change User Account Control settings and drag the slider to the lowest level (“Never notify”). You will need to restart your computer for this change to take effect.

Next, you need to run CCS v3.3 as an administrator, which gives it full access to your system resources. To do this, right-click on the CCS icon on your desktop or start menu and select “Properties”. Then go to the “Compatibility” tab and check the box that says “Run this program as an administrator”. You can also check the box that says “Run this program in compatibility mode for” and select “Windows XP (Service Pack 3)” from the drop-down menu.

Step 4: Connect Your Device and Start Developing

Now you are ready to connect your F24x/C24x device to your computer and start developing your embedded applications with CCS v3.3. You will need a compatible debug probe, such as XDS100v1[^1^], which connects your device to your computer via USB. You can find more information about how to use CCS v3.3 with F24x/C24x devices in the documentation[^2^] and examples[^1^] provided by TI.

We hope this article was helpful for you to download and install CCS v3.3 for F24x/C24x devices on Windows 10. If you have any questions or feedback, please feel free to contact us or visit the TI E2E™ forums[^1^] where you can get technical support from TI engineers.

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