NXP has released an update of the Eclipse based V11 IDE. This is right on time for the new semester starting mid of September where this IDE will be used in several labs.
The V11 release came with many new cool features (see “New NXP MCUXpresso Eclipse IDE v11.0“). As this is a maintenance release, naturally it does not come with new features but with bug fixes which are very welcome.
The new university labs have been created and prepared with the V11.0.0 of the IDE. While this worked very well, there have been a few issues I reported and as well a few in the community. I’m happy to see in the release notes that NXP has addressed them, so this makes me confident that the labs will run smoothly. So for example the Eclipse Java Heap memory consumption has been greatly reduced if using the IDE for an extended period of time. I did a quick test this morning with the new IDE and I can report that this worked fine :-).
For me one important improvement is how the SEGGER J-Link installation is handled. Segger frequently makes new releases, and while I avoid changing a system, I do update the J-Link drivers frequently. The SEGGER installation way and folder has been changed, and the new updated IDE is now considering this change, making updates during the semester or between labs easier to handle if needed.
The new release (unlimited, free of charge) is available from http://www.nxp.com/mcuxpresso/ide/download.
Details in the NXP community post at https://community.nxp.com/community/mcuxpresso/mcuxpresso-ide/blog/2019/09/04/mcuxpresso-ide-v1101-now-available
Happy Xpressing 🙂
- Community announcement: https://community.nxp.com/community/mcuxpresso/mcuxpresso-ide/blog/2019/09/04/mcuxpresso-ide-v1101-now-available
- Download link: http://www.nxp.com/mcuxpresso/ide/download
- Post about the V11.0.0: New NXP MCUXpresso Eclipse IDE v11.0