Lesson 01: Installing Software and Drivers

Introduction

In this lesson, you will learn how to set up your computer to use the TI Tiva C Series LaunchPad board. There are two development tools can be used for Tiva C Series LaunchPad:

  1. Keil MDK-ARM
    The MDK-ARM is a complete software development environment for Cortex™-M, Cortex-R4, ARM7™, and ARM9™ processor-based devices. MDK-ARM is specifically designed for microcontroller applications, it is easy to learn and use, yet powerful enough for the most demanding embedded applications.
  2. TI Code Composer Studio (CCStudio)
    * We will not use this development software in this lecture. It is not necessary to install it on your computer.
    CCStudio is an integrated development environment (IDE) for TI embedded processor families. CCStudio comprises a suite of tools used to develop and debug embedded applications. It includes compilers for each of TI's device families, source code editor, project build environment, debugger, profiler, simulators, real-time operating system, and many other features.