Get Started with the MIMXRT1064-EVK

Plug It In!

Let's take your MIMXRT1064-EVK for a test drive! You have the choice of watching the sequence in a short video or following the detailed actions list below.

Get Started with MIMXRT1064-EVK Development Platform - How to

1.1 Attach the USB Cable

MIMXRT1064-EVK Development Platform Top

1.2 Run the Out-of-Box Demo

Your MIMXRT1064-EVK comes loaded with a "led blinky" demo that uses the onboard LED. When the board is powered, the Green LED should flash on and off.

Choose a Development Path:

Installing software for the MIMXRT1064-EVK

2.1 Jump Start Your Design with the MCUXpresso SDK!

The MCUXpresso SDK is complimentary and includes full source code under a permissive open-source license for all hardware abstraction and peripheral driver software.

Click below to download a pre-configured SDK release for the MIMXRT1064-EVK

You can also use the online SDK Builder to create a custom SDK package for the MIMXRT1064-EVK using the SDK builder.

2.2 Install Your Toolchain

NXP offers a complimentary toolchain called MCUXpresso IDE.

Want to use a different toolchain?

No problem! The MCUXpresso SDK includes support for other tools such as IAR, Keil, and command-line GCC.

2.3 PC Configuration

Many of the 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 115200 baud rate, 8 data bits, no parity and 1 stop bit. To determine the port number of the MIMXRT1064-EVK 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:

Build and Run SDK Demos on the MIMXRT1064-EVK

3.1 Explore the MCUXpresso SDK Example Code

The MCUXpresso SDK comes with a long list of example application code. To see what's available, browse to the SDK boards folder of your SDK installation and select your board, the MIMXRT1064-EVK ( /boards/evkmimxrt1064 ).

To learn more about specific example code, open the readme.txt file in an example’s directory.

3.2 Build, Run and Debug MCUXpresso SDK Examples

If one or more of the demo applications or driver examples sounds interesting, you're probably wanting to know how you can build and debug yourself. The Getting Started with MCUXpresso SDK guide provides easy, step-by-step instructions on how to configure, build and debug demos for all toolchains supported by the SDK.

Use the guide below to learn how to open, build and debug an example application using MCUXpresso IDE.

Using a different toolchain?

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