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free IDE for CC2540 ?

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Hi , 

anybody knows of a free IDE for the CC2540

I have tried using SDCC compiler with SDCC plugin for eclipse 3.7  but was not able to create a a new project ( got java.lang.NullPointerException)

Thanks you !!!!!

Shalom

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  • As far as I know, only IAR 8051 works with the CC2540, and it is not free.

    I recall discussions months ago about TI considering support with Code Composer (although that may have been for the MSP430, classic Bluetooth module), which would be less cost prohibiting, but not sure what became of that.

  • In reply to Misael:

    Thanks Misael !!,

    TI is selling the IAR workbench for 2000$.....

  • In reply to Shalom Dahan:

    Have you tried  IAR KickStart, should be possible based on this link http://e2e.ti.com/support/low_power_rf/f/538/t/92801.aspx.

    This link might also be helpful http://e2e.ti.com/support/low_power_rf/f/156/t/87739.aspx#303761.

  • In reply to mtx512:

    Thanks for your help !!!! , 

    The free versions are either limited by time (30 da) or by file size... 

    I think I will keep trying merging SDCC for 8051 with eclipse .... i dont want to spend 2000$ i dont have ....

    thanks !!!

  • In reply to Shalom Dahan:

    Any news with SDCC and Eclipse ?

    BTW sdcc 3.2 final just released.

  • In reply to GiannisPlevritakis:

    Hi guys,

    BLE stack comes with several precompiled libraries, that were compiled with IAR,

    in other words, if you want to use BLE along with cc2540 you have no other choice

    but to use IAR.

    Edit: If BLE is not the case here, you should have no trouble to use any 8051 compatible

    compiler for programming cc2540.

    Moreover, I think someone adopted SDCC for working with cc2530, but I don't remember who

    is this guy.

    Br,
    Igor.

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    In reply to Igor Sherer:

    Hello Igor,

    Excuse my lack of knowledge on this one, but shouldn't or isn't a library file portable?

    Thanks

  • In reply to Greenja:

    You should ask TI guys about that one. :)

    My smiley face suggests that it isn't.

    Br,
    Igor.

    Thank you for marking the thread as answered if your question was answered :)

  • In reply to Shalom Dahan:

    I think compiling by IAR is required. But does anyone know how to coding on better editor (like Eclipse,.etc...) ? Code editor of IAR is so disappointing.

  • In reply to duy vinh to:

    IAR has an option of integrating external editor (Tools->options->(expand) editor), you can try this one.

    Br,
    Igor.

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