LPCXpresso54608: Out of Box & Getting Started Introduction

Document created by Justin Mortimer Employee on Dec 19, 2016Last modified by Justin Mortimer Employee on Dec 19, 2016
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First, download the LPCXpresso54608 board User Manual.  After scanning the document, let's get started!


Plug in LPCXpresso54608 (as shown below).  You will see the pre-loaded, Out of Box demo, which features Draupner TouchGFX.  A screen shot is shown below,


Once you've explored the pre-loaded demo, you will likely want to learn more.  


For this you will need to configure and build an MCUXpresso Software Development Kit (SDKfor your LPCXpresso54608 development board.

Register or use your login credentials to sign in and download software from NXP.

You can create a configuration for the LPCXpresso54608 in one of two ways: By typing 'LPCXpresso54608' or selecting boards>LPC>LPCXpresso54608


Once you have selected the board you will be presented with two options: 'Select Configuration' or 'Specify Additional Configuration Settings'.

(It is recommended that you name the configuration something that specifies the settings as this will help identify multiple configurations.)


Note: By default the SDK Builder will choose IAR as the default toolchain for Windows.  For this tutorial we will use Windows as our Development Host OS.  If this is not the desired toolchain or OS please 'Select 'Specify Additional Configuration Settings'


The following window will be presented, which allows you to download an SDK for IAR, Keil or Both (selecting 'All toolchains'.).  During this stage, you can also specify any necessary middleware for your download.  You can select or deselect these under the 'Select Optional Middleware'


Select 'Go to SDK builder' once you have made your choices.

Note:You may be prompted to update your info before you are allowed to download the package. If this happens select the link in the red at the top to resolve any issues. Once the information is updated you can click on the 'Overview' at the top and reselect 'SDK Builder' to return to the screen you were on.


You have the opportunity to rename your file one last time before you hit download now. Once you select 'Download Now' you will be presented with a license agreement and once agreed to the download will start.


Once you have downloaded the packaged .zip use your favorite utility to extract to a known location


--> Continue here if IAR is your selected default toolchain.

--> Continue here if KEIL is your selected default toolchain.

--> Continue here if MCUXpresso is your selected default toolchain (coming March 2017!)

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