All current Code Composer Studio members got an interesting email yesterday. Myself, being one of them, is happy that subscriptions to Code Composer Studio(CCS) versions are now free. You still need make an initial purchase!
Starting with upcoming Code Composer Studio™ Integrated development environment (IDE) v6.1.1 subscription is no longer required.
As a long-term subscriber to Code Composer Studio IDE we value your dedication. Effective August 2015 subscription will no longer be required.
Going forward this means:
On the myRegistered Software site your CCSSUB line item description will not go away but will change to: SUBSCRIPTION no longer required.
You can upgrade to v6.1.1 once it is released without having to renew your subscription and update your license file.
Subscription cannot be purchased via TI Store or TI Distribution.
If you have any questions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
For those who are unfamiliar, CCS worked on a subscription model. You got free updates for a year when you buy the software. After a year, you need to buy a subscription which allows you updates for another year. There are different licensing models that TI offers from Node Locked to Floating licences. Each had their own subscription model for updates.
As the email states, from now onwards, all updates are free. This is true even CCS jumps versions from 6 to 7.
Now, a majority of the members @43oh feel the pinch of the $495 price tag as is being discussed in this thread. I’ll leave that for discussion in another blog post.
You can use CCS for free(limited) too.
Code Composer Studio currently supports:
- MSP Low Power MCUs
- C2000 Real-time MCUs
- SimpleLink Wireless MCUs
- TM4x MCU
- TMS570 & RM4 Safety MCUs
- Sitara (Cortex A & ARM9) Processors
- Multicore DSP and ARM including KeyStone Processors
- For F24x/C24x devices
- For C3x/C4x DSPs
- Buy Code Composer Studio Node Locked license for $495- TMDSCCS-ALLN01.
- Code Composer Studio Subscriptions.
- 43oh discussion thread – Code Composer Studio upgrades are now free.
- Code Composer Studio Licensing.
- A 43oh member talks about the high price point of $495 for a hobbyist.
I have an active subscription to CCS, but I haven’t got the email. I still see expiry date on the CCSSUB line. Do you know when the lifetime subscription will be activated?
Hi Jacek, my subscription expired in June. I do not see any changes on my profile page. I’m assuming those who have active subscriptions, like yourself, would get it.
The email notifications started going out on Tuesday. It is possible that you may not have received yours yet or a dreaded email filter has nabbed it. If you didn’t get the email it is not a big deal as there is no specific action for you to take. The way things work is with the upcoming CCSv6.1.1 and later releases when CCS does the license check it will no longer check the version in the license file. This way you can use your existing license with newer versions without having to use subscription to update your license file.
Thanks for the info, John!
Thanks. My subscription ends next year, so maybe they went first with those whose subscription has lapsed, or is ending soon.