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CCS for $9.99

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Before you bother trying to find this deal,  read this post:

http://forum.43oh.com/topic/10050-ccs-70-will-be-available-without-license-requiremens/

 

and this TI web page:

http://processors.wiki.ti.com/index.php/CCSv7_Changes

"Licensing

With the release of Code Composer Studio v7 TI is no longer charging for licenses. You can simply download the tool and start using it. Along with this the end user license agreement has changed to a simple TSPA compatible license."

 

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I didn't see anyone else mention this offer so here it is. Use the link below to buy the promo version of a G2 launchpad bundled with a node locked full version of CCS for only *$9.99:

https://store.ti.com/MSP430G2-LaunchPad-Development-Kit-With-Code-Composer-Studio-Promotion-P50861.aspx

-rick

 

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* price is $9.99 + plus shipping

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This is incredibly good news if true.     A full CCS licence for 10 bucks.

 

I just tried placing an order on the TI Store, and it failed.    So I got onto TI chat, explained the situation and got the following reply:

 

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Please contact your regional support group via phone so an agent can assist with placing this order for you 
You will need to contact your regional support group. You can locate your region at the attached link.

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And some phone numbers were added....   I'll call the number tomorrow morning and see if I can actually purchase sucha a CCS licence.

 

Cheers

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Just placed the order. For some reason it added a second G2 launchpad and the full $495 version of CCS. I just removed those two and finished the order for $16.98. We'll see if it ships.

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That might be TI's way of admitting that the money they spent on the msp430-elf-gcc port was an epic waste, so they should just give away the TI MSP430 compiler for free (like they already do with the TI optimizing ARM compiler) and get it overwith.

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I've never had money to buy such a license as a someone who only plays around with MCUs as a hobby. How does this node license work if for example my laptop breaks? Can I transfer the license to a new laptop/pc?

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....  and I notice on the TI  WIKI  for CCS licencing that the node-locked licence allows use on 2 (two) registered machines:

 

>>>>>   QUESTION - is this indeed true?

 

Cheers

 

 

======>>    copied off that page...

 

http://processors.wiki.ti.com/index.php/Licensing_-_CCSv6#Node.C2.A0Locked_Licenses

Node Locked Licenses

Node locked licenses are tied to a particular machine.  You can use all of the features of CCS but you can only use them on the machines noted in the license file.  The license file allows you to specify 2 MAC addresses.  A MAC address is a unique identifier in network adapter.  Most new machines have multiple of these.

Node locked licenses must be purchased from TI or one of our distributors.

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I just ordered. The store added two additional line items (for the LP and the CCS) to the shopping cart, but the total amount was still 16.98. It seems as if the promo item is just a bundle.

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