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TI Code Composer Studio

TI Code Composer Studio (CCS) is an IDE based on eclipse for Texas Instruments (TI) embedded controllers. Code Composer Studio comes with a sample project generator.

Minimum CSS Version Requirements

In order to use J-Link with TI CCS, min. V6.1.3 of TI CCS is required. Earlier versions might work but are not guaranteed to do so. Please understand that SEGGER does not provide any support for CCS versions earlier than V6.1.3.


Adding J-Link support at installation time

Since TI CCS v7, J-Link is supported out-of-the-box if J-Link support is selected to be added at installation time of CCS.
For more information regarding older versions of CCS: Adding J-Link support to older CCS versions.


Updating J-Link inside CCS

The J-Link plugin can be automatically updated as any other Eclipse plugin. A manual update can be triggered via Help -> Check for Updates.


Using TI CCS with J-Link

In the following, a short step-by-step tutorial how to configure a Code Composer Studio project to be used with J-Link, is given.

  • Open the project to configure
  • Open project properties by clicking Project | Properties  from the main menu and go to the General tab
  • Make sure that the proper device is selected
  • Make sure that Segger J-Link Emulator is selected as connection type

Ready for debugging

  • Now the project is ready to be debugged with J-Link / J-Trace.

Adding J-Link support to older CCS versions

In order to get started with J-Link and CCS, please make sure that latest SEGGER software and documentation pack is installed, which can be downloaded here.

Adding J-Link to Available Software Sites

  • Open CCS
  • Open Window | Preferences 
  • In Install/Update select Available Software Sites
  • Press Add...
  • Enter "J-Link Support" as Name
  • Add the following URL as Location: https://download.segger.com/J-Link/JLink_TI_CCS_plugin_unified

    Note: The link is not browsable. Please do not try to download the plugin via your browser from the link above. The plugin is downloadable and installable via the TI CCS update interface only.
  • Press OK

Installing J-Link

  • Open Help | Install New Software
  • In Work With: field: Choose "J-Link Support" from the drop down list.
    Note: Some CCS6 versions have problems with https links. If you get an "Unable to read repository at..." error, change the software site link to "http" instead of "https" and repeat the installation steps.
  • Check J-Link support
  • Click Next
  • Click Next
  • Click Next
  • Accept the license
  • Click Finish
  • Restart Ti CCS

Using J-Link in a project

  • Open the target configuration (.ccxml file in the project)
    • View | Target Configuration can be used to find the target configuration file if necessary
  • In the Connection field choose "SEGGER J-Link Emulator" from the drop down list
  • Check the correct target in the list below
  • In the Advanced tab, additional settings are configurable , e.g. the JTAG speed
  • The project is now ready to be debugged with J-Link