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SYS/BIOS GA Release Notes

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SYS/BIOS is a GA of SYS/BIOS 6.45. CCS users must use CCSv6.0.0 or higher.

Please read the SYS/BIOS User’s Guide for help installing and setting up your environment to use SYS/BIOS


The following documentation is provided with this release. These documents are also available via the CCS Eclipse help table of contents.

License and manifest.

Additional online sources of documentation.

Release notes from previous releases are also available in the release notes archive directory.

What’s New

SYS/BIOS GA Release (this release).

Defects Fixed in SYS/BIOS GA (Fixes since SYS/BIOS 6.45.00):

Bug ID Headline
SYSBIOS-169 SMP Task scheduler has a bug that may prevent all cores from being fully utilized
SYSBIOS-160 Cortex-M3/M4 GateSmp_enter() function has a bug
SYSBIOS-156 Pick up new CC13xx/CC26xx driverlib
SYSBIOS-153 Fix CC13xx GPTimer addresses
SYSBIOS-152 Explicitly initialize VNVIC data structure to 0 for Cortex-M3/M4 SMP apps
SYSBIOS-150 Check error should indicate “timer” does not support TickMode_DYNAMIC
SYSBIOS-148 iar.tools.configuro should support –cfgArgs option
SYSBIOS-145 BIOS posix should support pthread_setspecific()
SYSBIOS-132 MSP432 POSIX code is bringing SysTick code

Upgrade and Compatibility Information

SYS/BIOS 6.40, 6.41 and 6.42

SYS/BIOS 6.35 and 6.37

SYS/BIOS 6.34 and older

Host Support

Supported Operating Systems:


Minimum Required Software Versions:

Required Hardware

Device Support

Click here for the list of supported devices.

Validation Information

Click here for the list of compilers used to build and validate this release (scroll down to Supported Targets section).

Known Issues

The following issues are known to affect this release:


For a full description of Benchmarks please see the appendices in the SYS/BIOS 6 User’s Guide.


All releases have 4 digits (M.mm.pp.bb). This includes GA and pre-releases (engineering, alpha/EA, beta, etc.). Pre-releases are denoted with a suffix (e.g. or

This product’s version follows a version format, M.mm.pp.bb, where M is a single digit Major number, mm is 2 digit minor number, pp is a 2 digit patch number, and bb is an unrestricted set of digits used as an incrementing build counter.

To support multiple side-by-side installations of the product, the product version is encoded in the top level directory (e.g. bios_6_30_00_00).

Subsequent releases of patch upgrades will be identified by the patch number, ex. SYS/BIOS with directory bios_6_30_01_15. Typically, these patches only include critical bug fixes.

Please note that version numbers and compatibility keys are NOT the same. For an explanation of compatibility keys, please refer to the Upgrade and Compatibility Information section.

Technical Support and Product Updates

Last updated: February 19, 2016 Build Ver: