Release Notes for Code Composer Studio™ Theia v1.3.1

These release notes contain valuable information which may not be included in other product documentation. This information will assist you in the use of Code Composer Studio™ Theia.
The release notes are divided into five sections:



General Information. 1

System Requirements. 1

Device Support. 1

Operating System.. 1

Installation. 1

CCSTheia v1.3.0. 1

What’s New.. 1

Bug Fixes. 1

Known Issues. 1

General Information. 1

Component Versions. 1




General Information

CCS Theia is a new Integrated Development Environment (IDE) based on Theia IDE framework. CCS Theia v1.3.1 uses a modified version of Theia-IDE. ( )

CCS Theia has a more limited set of features and limited set of devices. Each release will add support for new features and new devices.

For additional information and support, please go to:

System Requirements

Device Support

Please note that Code Composer Studio Theia v1.3.1 is recommended for production development with MSPM0, MSP430 devices.  CCS Theia includes optional support for Wireless connectivity (not WiFi) devices and evaluation support for C2000 devices.

Operating System

Please note that Code Composer Studio Theia is a 64bit application and thus will not run on 32bit operating systems.



Supported distributions include:

Code Composer Studio Theia will run on other distributions but those are the officially supported and tested distributions. For more details on installation instructions as well as debug probe and device support please see this article on Linux Host Support.


Versions Supported

Each Code Composer Studio Theia release is validated against a set of macOS releases. This release was validated with:

Debug Probe Support

Details of the macOS releases, debug probes and devices supported is available here.


Please note that use of anti-virus software or a firewall may cause issues during installation.
McAfee software in particular has been especially troublesome.
If possible, disable anti-virus and firewall software during installation.
If not, use of the Offline Installer is strongly recommended.

On Windows:

If you are using an Offline CCS Theia Installer, the zip file in which it is
distributed must first be extracted:

1. Right-click on and select "Extract All...".
2. Enter the directory where you wish to extract the files.
3. Click on Extract.

Once extraction has successfully completed, proceed with the installation steps below.

To install Code Composer Studio Theia:

1. Run ccs_theia_setup_1.x.x.xxxxx.exe.
2. Choose where you want to install.
3. Select the components you wish to install.

On OS X:

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The offline installer is now distributed as disk images (.dmg files)

1. Right-click on CCSTheia1.x.x.xxxxx_osx.dmg and select "Open”.  This will open the disk image and mount it.

To install Code Composer Studio Theia:

1. Run ccs_theia_setup_1.x.x.xxxxx by clicking on the application in the Finder
2. Choose where you want to install.
3. Select the components you wish to install.

On Linux:

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before installing CCS Theia on Linux. It contains important information on
installing CCS Theia on different Linux distributions, including CCS Theia dependencies that may need to be installed first.

Before installing CCS Theia, the tarball file in which the CCS Theia Installer is distributed must first be extracted:

untar CCSTheia1.x.x.xxxxx_linux-x64.tar.gz and extract all files.

e.g.  tar xfz CCSTheia1.x.x.xxxxx_linux-x64.tar.gz

Once extraction has successfully completed, proceed with the installation steps below.

Note: To facilitate the installation of emulation drivers, it is necessary to run part of the installation process as root.
You may if you wish install all of CCS Theia as root. However, it is preferred that you first install CCS Theia as a normal user and then install the drivers as root.

To install Code Composer Studio Theia as a normal user and emulation drivers as root:

1. Run as a normal user.
2. Choose where you want to install.
3. Select the components you wish to install.
4. Navigate to directory <Install-Folder>/ccs/install_scripts.
5. As root, execute script "".

To install all of Code Composer Studio Theia as root:

1. Run as root.
2. Choose where you want to install.
3. Select the components you wish to install.

CCSTheia v1.3.1

What’s New

·         V1.3.1 is a maintenance release to address issues related to multi-core debug and C2x core trace. No new features are included.

Bug Fixes      

·         Prevent the selected debug context from unexpectedly changing on a multi-core device.

·         The trace view may become blank when switching cores on a multi-core device.

·         It may not be possible to start a debug session on older MacOS versions (v11 and earlier).

·         For devices that support “fake standby”, it may not be possible to run the target once this mode is entered.

·         Updated MSPM0 device support package.

Known Issues  

·         PC Hibernation affects CCS Theia inter-process communication with Resource Explorer opened. You may see a message “Error communicating with Cloud Agent “. Also, a notification panel in bottom right will be shown indicating that CCS Theia has gone offline. Please choose Restart option to restart CCS Theia and re-establish IPC communication.

General Information

·         New Theia-IDE based IDE:

·         Compilers

o    TI CLANG 3.2.1 LTS, C2800 Compiler Tools v22.6.1 and MSP430 Compiler Tools v21.6.1.LTS compilers are bundled

·         Device Support

o    MSPM0: Recommended for production development.

o    MSP430:  Recommended for production development

o    Wireless connectivity (not WiFi): Optional

o    C2000: Evaluation, not recommended for production development.


Component Versions



ARM Clang Compiler Tools (linux64/osx/win64)


C2800 Compiler Tools (linux64/osx/win64)


CCS Certificate (win64)


CCS Installer (linux64/osx/win64)


CCS Installer Dependencies (win64)


CCS Installer Dependencies (linux64/osx)


CCS Utilities (win64/linux64/osx)


Debug Server (linux64/osx/win64)


Debug Server Flash (linux64/osx/win64)


Eclipse (linux64/osx/win64)


Theia-ide  (linux64/osx/win64)


IDE GUI Composer (linux64/osx/win64)


InstallBuilder (linux64/osx/win64)


JRE (linux64/osx/win64)


MSP430 Compiler Tools (linux64/osx/win64)


MSP430 Support (linux64/osx/win64)


MSPM0 Support (linux64/osx/win64)


MSVC 2017 Redistributable (x64) (win64)


Node.js (linux64/osx/win64)


Shared Device Support (linux64/win64)


Segger J Link


Sys Config (linux64/osx/win64)


TI Cloud Agent (linux64/osx/win64)


TI Emulators (linux64/osx/win64)


TIREX4 Desktop (linux64/osx/win64)





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