Digital Signal Controllers Developer Resources

Digital signal controllers (DSCs) are supported by all kinds of hardware and software resources, to provide you with an easy start on the professional power and motor applications.

NXP’s MCUXpresso Software and Tools for DSC offer comprehensive development solutions designed to optimize, ease and help accelerate embedded system development of applications ranging from general embedded markets to motor control and power conversion.

Core Technologies for Software Development

MCUXpresso SDK

Software development kit (SDK)

An open source software development kit (SDK) built specifically for your processor and evaluation board selections. The MCUXpresso SDK includes support for 56F81xxx and 56F83xxx with support for 56F82xxx and 56F84xxx coming Q1, 2022.

MCUXpresso Config Tools

System Configuration Tools

A comprehensive suite of system configuration tools, including pins, clocks, peripherals and more. The MCUXpresso Config. Tools include support for 56F81xxx and 56F83xxx with support for 56F82xxx and 56F84xxx coming Q1, 2022.

CodeWarrior® (Eclipse IDE)


CodeWarrior embedded software development studio is a complete integrated development environment (IDE) for the DSC architecture based on the Eclipse open development platform.


Runtime Debugging Tool

Real-time debug monitor and data visualization tool that enables runtime configuration and tuning of embedded software applications.

Legacy Software Tools

CodeWarrior Development Studio for 56800/E

CodeWarrior® Development Studio v8.3 for 56800/E Digital Signal Controllers allows both 56800 and 56800/E developers to build and deploy sophisticated systems quickly and easily by integrating support for both architectures into a single product.

Processor Expert® Software Development Tools

Development system to create, configure, optimize, migrate and deliver software components that generate source code for our silicon. Recommended for devices that do not have MCUXpresso support.