SimpleLinkTM Sensor and Actuator Plugin Getting Started Guide

Table of Contents

1. Introduction

This guide is intended to assist users in the initial setup and demonstration of running their first sample application. The guide explains how to install the SAIL Plugin and lists the various other tools required to get started with your first application.

2. Prerequisites

The user is expected to have the following:

3 SAIL Plugin - Download and Installation

3.1 Using the SAIL Plugin Online

A quick and easy way to start working with the SAIL Plugin is to use TI Resource Explorer on dev.ti.com/tirex/simplelink_sensor\_and\_actuator\_plugin. This online tool lets you explore the contents of the SAIL Plugin. You can build the examples directly using the cloud version of Code Composer Studio. If you choose to use the SAIL Plugin online, there is no need to download anything to your local computer or install any tools.

3.2 Installing the SAIL Plugin

You can also download the SAIL Plugin from TI Resource Explorer or the software product page on TI’s website.

4. Quick Start for CCS IDE (CCS or GCC Projects)

This section is going to cover the required settings for a CCS installation and how to build and load examples

4.1 Download and Installation

Download CCS

During the installation, the following options are recommended:

4.1.1 Discovering the SAIL Plugin in CCS

SAIL Plugin is a zip package.User can extract the SAIL package to destination of his will, The preferred directory will be - C:\ti.If user extracts the SAIL package to any other directory then that has to be added to the CCS Product Discovery Path as shown below. After that restart the CCS. CCS will automatically detect the latest install.

4.2 Running Your First Example

This section will show how to import, build and load an example in SAIL Plugin.SAIL Plugin ships pre-built library sail.lib for all combinations of rtos,compiler and platform supported.It has to be ensured that the sail.lib for the respective platform/rtos/compiler is present in \source\ti\sail\lib.Please see section Makefile for building SAIL library which details on building SAIL library.

4.2.1 TI Resource Explorer

A quick and easy way to start working with the SAIL Plugin is to use the TI Resource Explorer on dev.ti.com/tirex/simplelink_sensor\_and\_actuator\_plugin. Step by step instructions are available here.

4.2.2 Import via CCS IDE

5. Quick Start for IAR IDE

This section is going to cover the required settings for a IAR installation and how to build and load examples.

5.1 Download and Installation

Download and install IAR Embedded Workbench for ARM. You can get IAR for ARM here.