Tutorial: MCUXpresso SDK with Linux, Part 1: Installation and Build with Make

I admit: my work laptop machine is running a Windows 10 OS by default. But this does not prevent me running Linux in a Virtual Machine (VM). Each host platform has its benefits, and I don’t feel biased to one or the other, but I have started using Ubuntu more and more, simply because I have worked more on Embedded Linux projects. While I have used mostly Windows with Eclipse for NXP LPC, Kinetis and i.MX platforms in the past, I started using Ubuntu too from last year with the NXP MCUXpresso SDK. I did not find much documentation about this on the web, so I thought it might be a good idea to write a tutorial about it. So here we go…

Building NXP MCUXpresso SDK on Linux Ubuntu

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DIY Free Toolchain for Kinetis: Part 6 – Linux Host with OpenOCD and CMSIS-DAP

For everyone who wants to build a Do-It-Yourself toolchain for Kinetis on Linux, I recommend to read the following excellent post by Karibe:

Setting up Linux opensource build and debug tools for freescale freedom board FRDM-KL25Z

He describes how to get OpenOCD with CMSIS-DAP working with Eclipse on Ubuntu to debug the FRDM-KL25Z board.

List of Tutorials

Happy Linuxing 🙂

DIY Free Toolchain for Kinetis: Part 1 – GNU ARM Build Tools

This is the first part of a multi-part tutorial on setting up a free and functional GNU gcc + Eclipse + debugger environment for use with the Freescale FRDM-KL25Z board.

List of Tutorials

In this first part, I’m showing how to install the GNU ARM tool chain to build a ‘blinking LED’ application for the FRDM-KL25Z. With 100% free tools 😉

Blinking Red RGB LED made with free tools

Blinking Red RGB LED made with free tools

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MCU10.2 on Ubuntu 12.04 64bit

In my class a student wanted to run CodeWarrior MCU10.2 (announced here) with Ubuntu 12.04 (Precise Pangolin) on a 64bit notebook. According to the Freescale Website, that version of Ubuntu is not supported. And indeed, if you install CodeWarrior and launch it, it does not work. The splash screen comes up, but then it aborts. Claiming in the workspace/.metadata/.log file that it cannot find the libswt-gtk-java and libxtst6 packages. Continue reading