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NXP Employee
NXP Employee

Dear MCUXpresso user,

 

We have decided to remove “Configurations” page from MCUXpresso SDK Builder website (http://mcuxpresso.nxp.com) with the December update this year.

Details are summarized below about the existing Configurations page and how page’s functionality will replaced.

 

Please be aware that the desktop versions of the MCUXpresso Config Tools are not impacted and do not require use of a MEX file from the online tools.  The primary purpose for downloading the online MEX file is to allow initial work completed using the online MCUXpresso Config Tools to be continued directly within the desktop MCUXpresso Config Tools (either the version integrated directly within MCUXpresso IDE or the standalone tools).

  

What is the “Configurations” page and how it is used?

  • The Configurations page is currently located within MCUXpresso SDK Builder page under user icon at the top right corner.pastedImage_64.png
  • The Configurations page has primarily been used as an overview of a user’s configurations created within MCUXpresso SDK Builder.
  • The ability to download MEX configuration files was added later as an additional feature (aligned with MEX file configuration support within MCUXpresso Config Tools).
 

What is the MEX file (*.mex)

  • Contains the user’s configuration (Pin and Clock) for use with the MCUXpresso Config Tools application
  • Downloaded MEX files can be opened within MCUXpresso Config Tools (desktop or online) application

 

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How can MCUXpresso Web users download the MEX file after “Configurations" page removal?

  • The MCUXpresso users will not lose the ability to download MEX files.
  • It will still be possible to download MEX files directly from the online MCUXpresso Config Tools.
 

Want to try it now? Let’s go for it!

  • The functionality to download MEX file is already available within the MCUXpresso Config Tools online application.
  • Please follow the step by step guide:
    • Downloading MEX file for MCUXpresso Config Tools - Temporary configuration option (user does not have SDK package already in user’s Dashboard yet)
      • Go on Select Board page
      • Search the HW platform you are looking for
      • Select the HW platform by clicking on it
      • After clicking at selected HW platform, the right side will populate with more options
      • Select the option to ‘Explore selection with Pins tool’ or ‘Explore selection with Clocks tool’
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  • The selected MCUXpresso Config Tools application will load
  • There you can make any changes (if needed) within your configuration selected.
  • From the left side top tools’ menu (Pins/Clocks), select “Export” option.
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  • Select ‘Export Source Files’ option from the resulting dialog window, then click on the ‘Next’ button.
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  • Here you can specify the name your configuration if needed and click ‘Finish’ button at the bottom.
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  • The resulting archive will include your MEX configuration.pastedImage_70.png

  • Downloading MEX file configuration for SDK package – (User has already a SDK Packages in User’s Dashboard)
    • Go to your Dashboard page
    • Look for the SDK package with a configuration you would like to download
    • Click on MCUXpresso Config Tools icon, a dialog with MCUXpresso Config Tools options appears. Select the desired option to launch one of the respective online applications.pastedImage_71.png
 
  • The selected MCUXpresso Config Tools application will load
  • There you can make any changes (if needed) within your configuration selected.
  • From the left side top tools’ menu (Pins/Clocks), select “Export” option.
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  • Select ‘Export Source Files’ option from the resulting dialog window, then click on the ‘Next’ button.
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  • Here you can specify the name your configuration if needed and click ‘Finish’ button at the bottom.
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  • The resulting archive will include your MEX configuration.pastedImage_75.png

When will “Configurations” page will be removed?

  • The “Configurations” page will be removed from MCUXpresso SDK Builder website with the December update this year.
  • After the update, users will be only be able to download MEX file from the online MCUXpresso Config Tools.
  • The desktop versions of the MCUXpresso Config Tools will not be impacted and do not require use of a MEX file from the online tools.

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