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: Be sure to select "NXP Wi-Fi" middleware when building your SDK.
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: Some Wi-Fi modules will require an uSD 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 Started page.
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 Wi-Fi example application
The MCUXpresso SDK comes with several example applications, Wi-Fi examples are grouped under: <SDK_Install_Directory>/boards/<EVK board>/wifi
Browse the Wi-Fi documentation folder available in the SDK folder for more information about the demos.
2.2 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_iperf 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 access 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 wifii_iperf demo application in MCUXpresso IDE.
To learn more about all Wi-Fi example applications and additional features supported by the Wi-Fi module, browse to the Wi-Fi documentation folder available in the SDK folder.