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CCS Licensing options for a hobbyist

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Hi

I have been using CCS with the MSP430 value line for a few years.

In the past, I was limited to DIP (MSP430G2553)

I started making PCBs using a micro mill (Trace Isolation)

I am now planning to mill a surface mount 38 PIN TSSOP so I can use the MSP430G2955 .

This chip has 32K program memory. Since I am using floating point, I burn a lot of program space before I write a single line of code. 

My free CCS is 16K limited. What are my affordable hobbyist options to program this G2955 to its capacity?

Thanks

  • Hi Bernard,

    Here are your options:

    http://www.ti.com/tool/ccstudio

    http://www.ti.com/tool/ccssub

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    Gautam

     

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  • Guru 130875 points

    Hi Bernard,

    unfortunately the code size limited version is all that is on offer aside from purchasing a license.  

    If you have not used a demo license, you will have 2 x 90 days access to full blown ccs.

    Aside from that perhaps looking for sponsorship for your project.

    All the best.

    Lisa

  • In reply to Lisa TI:

    Ouch ! $500 for a node lock single user is way outside my hobby budget.

    That hurts. As I mentionned, I am a hobbyist so I do this for fun.

    I made a mistake in my previous comment. It is not floating point that consumes my program memory space, it is the use of printf. I use sprintf to format the output to my LCD displays.

    That is too bad. I invested a few years on the value line with many nice projects under my belt. I will probably move to a different platform for a while. I will verify your website on a regular basis hoping that you will eventually relax this rule.

    Thanks

     

     

  • Guru 301240 points

    In reply to Bernard Brault:

    Hi Bernard,

    Note that CCSv6 comes with MSP GCC support. If you use the GCC compiler there is no code size limitation and you don't need a full license. The 16K limit is just for the TI MSP430 compiler

    http://processors.wiki.ti.com/index.php/Using_MSP430-GCC_with_CCSv6

    Thanks

    ki

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  • In reply to Ki:

    Now this is interesting.

    Does the debugger work the same?

  • Guru 301240 points

    In reply to Bernard Brault:

    Bernard Brault
    Does the debugger work the same?

    Yes.

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