NXP has made it easier for developers to work with microcontrollers in VS Code. The user can get a high-level overview of the NXP support at www.nxp.com/vscode.
Why do you need to use MCUXpresso Installer? There are many required tools to support embedded development within VS Code. This program installs the required tools so the user does not need to understand the complex dependencies to configure the different environments.
The NXP extension is installed by visiting the Extension Marketplace found in VS Code.
The NXP extension provides a perspective within VS Code that makes it easy to view the necessary information, resources and tools.
The NXP extension provides a tool that imports software repositories from popular sources. The developer can import from a remote repo, NXP archive file, or an existing local repo.
The NXP extension provide a Project Importing tool. It is quick and easy to browse available projects and add them to the current workspace. Users can import from a repository or an existing local project.
The NXP installer and extension prepares the toolchain for your platform. After completing the installer and extension, NXP projects should build properly.
The NXP extension has added support to launch the default tools within VS Code using popular Debug Probes. Segger J-Link, NXP LinkServer and PE Micro debug probes are identified and configured. The Debug session launches and the user is able to analyze their project.
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What MCUXpresso Installer Prepares
Add the MCUXpresso for VS Code Extension
Review the MCUXpresso Perspective
Add a Software Repository / SDK
Import the first Project
Build a Project in VS Code
Starting a Debug Session
What You Will Learn
How to begin developing with the MCUXpresso for VS Code Extension
How to Import an SDK, import a project and start a debug session
How the take advantage of the debug tools added by the MCUXpresso for VS Code extension