MCUXpresso Integrated Development Environment (IDE)


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MCUXpresso IDE Block Diagram

MCUXpresso IDE Block Diagram


Power with ease-of-use

  • Built on the highly popular Eclipse platform, highly extensible using widely available plug-ins
  • Advanced editing with syntax coloring
  • Use built-in SDK selection tool to add packages from SDK Builder, GitHub or Open-CMSIS-Packs
  • Industry-standard GNU toolchain with a choice of libraries: optimized C library or the standard GNU Newlib / Nano library with support for semihosting
  • New Project Wizards and easy SDK example importing
  • Integrated configuration tools, including pins, clocks, peripheral and trusted execution tools
  • Integrated GUI Flash Programming Tool
  • Github Project Development Support

Advanced debug capabilities

  • SWO trace and profiling (via SEGGER J-Link, PE Micro, MCU-Link or LPC-Link2 probes)
  • Instruction trace (for ETB / MTB enabled devices)
  • Rich viewing capabilities for Peripheral Registers, Global Variables, Textual / Graphical Live Variables
  • Support for FreeRTOS, Azure RTOS ThreadX, Zephyr RTOS and MQX
  • Image Info view gives detailed overall memory usage, memory regions content and static call graphs including stack usage information
  • Heap and Stack Usage view to track heap and stack usage of bare metal projects
  • Energy/power/current measurement with profiling and code instrumentation (where supported by hardware)
  • IDE controlled boot mode configuration option (MCU-Link enabled evaluation boards)

Host support

  • Ubuntu 20.04.2 LTS / 22.04 LTS
  • 13.x Ventura, 14.x Sonoma
  • Microsoft® Windows 10 and 11

Supported Devices

System Requirements


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