Where can I get the TI CCS v5 compiler?

I heard there is a free CCS v5 compiler that fixes some problems with compiling and JTAG linkage. Can I download it from the TI site? Will VisSim use CCS v5?

You can download free CCS v5

You can download free CCS v5 from here: processors.wiki.ti.com/index.php/Download_CCS Yes, VisSim works quite well with CCS v5. After you install CCS v5, you must run the VisSim/ECD setup again so that VisSim can connect it's compile scripts to the new CCS version. Do not uninstall VisSim, running VisSim setup will update files as needed.