Get Started with the DEVKIT-MPC5748G

Let's take your DEVKIT-MPC5748G for a test drive! You have the choice of watching a short setup video or following the detailed actions listed below.

Get Started with DEVKIT-MPC5748G Development Platform.

1.1 Attach the USB Cable

1.2 Run the Out-of-Box Demo

  • Set jumper J11 to position 2-3. This powers up the board from USB port.
  • Your DEVKIT-MPC5748G comes preloaded with a demo. The demo is blinking user LEDs in two different patterns. Change the pattern using the user pushbutton (SW2). Adjust the potentiometer to change the speed of blinking.

Jump-Start Your Design by downloading Quick Start Package

Download includes Quick Start Guide, Software Integration Guide, Schematics, and Sample Examples to kick start your design.

2.2 Install Your Toolchain

NXP offers a complimentary toolchain called S32 Design Studio (S32DS).

2.3 PC Configuration

Some example applications output data over the MCU UART so you'll want to make sure that the driver for the board's virtual COM port is installed. Before you run the driver installer, you MUST have the board plugged into your PC.

With the serial port driver installed, run your favorite terminal application to view the serial output from the MCU's UART. Configure the terminal to 57,600 baud rate, 8 data bits, no parity, and 1 stop bit. To determine the port number of the DEVKIT-MPC5748G's virtual COM port, open the device manager and look under the "Ports" group.

Not sure how to use a terminal application? Try one of these tutorials:

Learn how to create a new project in S32 Design Studio IDE for Power Architecture and the basics to create your own code by running easy example code.

Create an application for the DEVKIT-MPC5748G.

3.1 Create, Build, and Debug your Application

Software Integration Guide(SWIG) in the Quick Start Package provides easy, step-by-step instructions on how to create, build, and debug projects. Alternatively you can download SWIG from the link below.

3.2 Explore the Example code

For your convenience, we integrated example code into S32 Design Studio for Power Architecture. Alternatively they can be found into Quick Start Package. Again Software Integration Guide(SWIG) provides step-by-step instructions on "How to use?".