Connectivity tools are a collection of applications that communicate with the NXP development boards via a serial
interface. They help in the development and testing process of
either 802.15.4 MAC, Simple MAC (SMAC), Thread, Bluetooth® Low Energy or Zigbee 3.0 based applications.
Kinetis Protocol Analyzer Adapter
Kinetis Protocol Analyzer Adapter is an application that helps to monitor the over-the-air communication among two or
more devices supporting either IEEE 802.15.4 radio or
Bluetooth® Low Energy. It requires a sniffer device that supports one of these two protocols or both and
Wireshark as an interface where the traffic can be observed.
Firmware Loader is an application designed to download new firmware onto the flash memory of NXP development boards.
Additionally, the application allows the flash memory of a
board to be read, erased or saved as a binary file. Firmware Loader supports Motorola S-record (.srec) files and
binary files (.bin) and can use the onboard OpenSDA port so no
additional hardware is required except for the communication cable or a SEGGER J-Link debugger device in some cases.
NXP Test Tool
NXP Test Tool is a Windows® based graphical interface utility that communicates via a serial interface to
the NXP development boards and is made up of a set of
- Command Console used to send various commands to an NXP board.
- Firmware Loader that can download new firmware onto an NXP board. It is removed from Test Tool versions above
Over-the-Air (OTA) MAC, Thread and Bluetooth® Low Energy that can wirelessly update the firmware of an
NXP board supporting either one of the three protocols.
Zigbee® Gateway Graphical User Interface (ZGWUI) is an application developed to allow an easy setup of a
ZigBee network and run without need of any special
Connectivity Tools Launcher
Connectivity Tools Launcher is an application that aggregates all the NXP connectivity tools available on the system.
It provides a minimalist interface that helps the user to
better visualize all the NXP connectivity tools that are already installed on the system and launch, uninstall, update
or open help documentation.
Over the Air Programming
Over the Air Programming (OTAP) is an application that helps the user to perform an over-the-air (OTA) firmware update
of an NXP development board. It operates with different protocols, such as 802.15.4 MAC, Thread, Bluetooth Low
Energy and Zigbee. OTAP offers basic demonstrative steps to guide the user through an update scenario. OTAP supports
Motorola S-record (.srec) files and binary files (.bin) and manages the OTA firmware transfer among two or more NXP