Plug It In!
Let's take your Wi-Fi module for a test drive using an i.MX RT platform. This guide contains
different modules from third parties that enable NXP Wi-Fi SoCs on i.MX RT EVKs.
1.1 Get familiar with the Hardware
The links below will take you to the Getting Started website for your evaluation board; it will guide
you with detailed instructions to download and install the required software.
Select your i.MX RT platform.
Note: Make sure to select "All components" or "NXP Wi-Fi" middleware when building your
1.2 Connect your Wi-Fi Module
Select the Wi-Fi platform to display a module that enables it and how to connect it to an i.MX RT EVK.
Note: Depending on the EVK, some Wi-Fi modules will require an uSD or M.2 adapter.
1.3 Attach the USB cable to your i.MX RT EVK
Power up the board by plugging the micro USB cable in your board as described in your board's Getting
The following section will help you load and run a Wi-Fi example. Make sure you have installed the
software provided by the i.MX RT Getting Started section and that your Wi-Fi module is
connected to your i.MX RT board.
Build and Run Wi-Fi demo from the SDK
2.1. Explore the MCUXpresso SDK documentation
The MCUXpresso SDK includes detailed Wi-Fi related documents that will guide you through the enabling
process. The documentation is available under:
We strongly recommend you to review the Getting started document:
2.2 Explore the MCUXpresso SDK Wi-Fi example application
The MCUXpresso SDK comes with several example applications, Wi-Fi examples are grouped under:
Again, browse the wireless documentation folder for detailed information about each example application:
2.3 Building and debugging Wi-Fi example from MCUXpresso SDK
The NXP Wi-Fi Applications User's Guide document provides step-by-step instructions on how to configure,
build and debug the Wi-Fi demos for the toolchains supported by the SDK.
The wifi_cli demo is one of the Wi-Fi examples applications available in the SDK. It implements several
useful features that can help you as a reference on your development, such as: Scan the visible access
points, connect to an access point, start your own acces point, print network information, enable deep
sleep operation, and run a throughput test.
Use the guide below to learn how to load, build and debug the wifi_cli demo application in MCUXpresso
To learn more about all Wi-Fi example applications and additional features supported by the
Wi-Fi module, browse to the wireless documentation folder available in the SDK.