Plug It In!
Let's take your LPCXpresso54608 board for a test drive!
1.1 Attach the USB Cable
1.2 Run the Out-of-Box Demo
Your LPCXpresso54608 board comes preloaded with a graphical HMI demo, demonstrating various GUI applications.
Choose a Development Path:
- True debug support via SWD and JTAG
- High software flexibility
- Full set of peripheral drivers with source
- Application examples and project files
2.1 Getting Started with the MCUXpresso SDK!
The MCUXpresso Software Development Kit (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 LPCXpresso54608, which includes versions for MCUXpresso IDE, Keil MDK and IAR EWARM.
You can also use the online MCUXpresso web tool to create a custom SDK package for the LPCXpresso54608 using the SDK builder.
2.2 Install your toolchain
NXP offers a free, GNU/Eclipse based toolchain called MCUXpresso IDE.
Want to use a different toolchain?
No problem! The MCUXpresso SDK includes support for other tools such as IAR and Keil.
To set up your LPCXpresso54608 for use with 3rd party tools, first install LPCScrypt in order to install the board’s device drivers. The video below shows how to use LPCScrypt to
program your board’s debug probe using this utility.
2.3 MCUXpresso Config Tools
The MCUXpresso Config Tool is an integrated suite of configuration tools that guides users in creating new MCUXpresso SDK projects, and provides pin and clock tools to generate initialization C code for custom board support.
2.4 Serial terminal
Most of the MCUXpresso SDK examples set up for IAR and Keil tools use the MCU UART for printf output, and this is also an option for the MCUXpresso IDE. If you are not sure how to use a terminal application try one of these tutorials:
Not sure how to use a terminal application? Try one of these tutorials:
3.1 Explore the MCUXpresso SDK Example Code
The MCUXpresso SDK comes with a long list of example applications code. To see what's available, browse to the SDK boards folder of your SDK installation and select your board, the LPCXpresso54608 (/boards/lpcxpresso54608).
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 SDK v.2.0 for LPC546xx 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 the MCUXpresso IDE.
Building and debugging with MCUXpresso IDE
Using a different toolchain?