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CCS/CC256XCQFN-EM: Unable to import bluetooth SPPDemo CCS project

Part Number: CC256XCQFN-EM

Tool/software: Code Composer Studio


I'm trying to get started on TI's dual mode Bluetooth controller -- CC256x + MSP432 + EM Booster pack. I have downloaded the SDK for the CC256X -- here:

I am unable to open the CCS project for the SPPDemo in the SDK (C:\ti\Connectivity\CC256X BT\CC256x MSP432 Bluetopia SDK\v4.2.1.0\Samples\SPPDemo\ccs). I get the following error no matter what method I try to use (Projects -> import CCS projects).

See details below.
  Error: Import failed for project 'SPPDemo' because its compiler definition is not available. The project does not appear to be a 'CCS Project'. Please try importing it through the 'General > Existing Projects into Workspace' wizard.

What am I missing? Do I need to install a separate SDK to run the MSP432? Do I need a different compiler the CC256x?

FYI -- I have CCSv7 installed on a Windows 8 machine.



  • Meenakshi,

    I was able to import the SPPDemo example ok.  I noticed a couple of issues with it.  The first is that you nee to uncheck the box to copy the project into your workspace.  You need to do this as the project is setup to reference other files in the SDK relative to the project location.  I didn't see an instruction for this in the guide.

    The second thing I noticed is that the project is setup to use a pretty old version of the TI ARM compiler (5.2.6).   For me this just resulted in a warning but that may be triggering the error you.  Lets see if installing this compiler prior to importing helps.  Go to Help -> Install New Software.  

    Then select the code generation tools update site.  Type ARM in the filter box.  Uncheck the box at the bottom that says only show the latest version.  Then select the 5.2.6 ARM compiler and install it.  See the capture below.

    This will prompt you to restart CCS.  Once that is done try importing the project again and make sure to uncheck the box to copy it into the workspace.



  • Thanks John -- my specific issue turned out to be due to missing MSP432 tools, so I had to reinstall code composer studio. Once I did that, I was able to open the project without issues.