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MCUXpresso IDE

8 Posts authored by: Erich Styger Employee

The following article is a step-by-step tutorial how to use the NXP MCUXpresso SDK & IDE to create a SD card bootable image on i.MX RT. It features the i.MX RT1050-EVK(B) but is with minor changes applicable to any other i.MX RT device:

Tutorial: Booting the NXP i.MX RT from Micro SD Card

  • Creating a project running in RAM
  • Generating S19 file
  • Running application in RAM
  • Creating SD card boot image with Flashloader and elftosb
  • Loading image to SD card with MfgTool
  • Booting i.MX from SD card image


I hope you find it useful,


The link below is a step-by-step tuturial how to use the LPC800-DIP board with the MCUXpresso IDE:

MCUXpresso IDE: Blinky the NXP LPC800-DIP Board | MCU on Eclipse 




The MCUXpresso IDE has flexible ways how to use 'disconnect' and 'terminate'. Read more about this in

MCUXpresso IDE: Terminate and Disconnect a Debug Session | MCU on Eclipse 



Enjoy :-)


I have completed an article (external link) describing how existing Kinetis Design Studio projects can be imported and used in the MCUXpresso IDE:

MCUXpresso IDE: Importing Kinetis Design Studio Projects | MCU on Eclipse 


I hope this is useful,


The following article (external link) shows how to install the Eclipse Market Client into the MCUXpresso IDE:

MCUXpresso IDE: Adding the Eclipse Marketplace Client | MCU on Eclipse 

The plugin provides a convenient way to install extra Eclipse Plugins:




The following article (external link) shows how to genereate S-Records (.s19), Intel Hex (.hex) and Binary (.bin) files:

MCUXpresso IDE: S-Record, Intel Hex and Binary Files | MCU on Eclipse 




If you have already Kinetis Design Studio v3.x installed on Linux, then you might run into a P&E driver installation problem while installing MCUXpresso IDE v10.0.0 build 344.


David Karibe has described the solution in his blog: 


thanks David!

The following blog post gives a tour through some of the features in the NXP MCUXpresso IDE:

MCUXpresso IDE: Unified Eclipse IDE for NXPs ARM Cortex-M Microcontrollers | MCU on Eclipse 


Happy Unifying :-)