About this Install Guide

This guide is intended to get you up and running with this tool quickly with the most common settings. For a thorough review of all options, refer to the official documentation.

MCUXpresso for Visual Studio Code provides an optimized embedded developer experience for code editing and development.

MCUXpresso is available as a VS Code extension.

See The New Era of MCUXpresso Starts Today with VS Code and Open-CMSIS-Packs for more information.

Before you begin

Download , install, and start Visual Studio Code on your desktop.

Linux, macOS, and Windows are supported.

Install MCUXpresso for VS Code

MCUXpresso for VS Code is available on the Visual Studio Marketplace .

Install the MCUXpresso extension:

  1. Open the Extensions view in Visual Studio Code
  2. Search for MCUXpresso
  3. Click the Install button

Visual Studio Code will install the extension. MCUXpresso is now available in the Activity Bar.

Install additional dependencies

Additional software packages can be installed with the MCUXpresso Installer for your host operating system.

Download and run the installer.

Select one or more packages and click Install.

Image Alt Text:MCUXpresso Installer

Keil Studio for VS Code

Keil Studio for VS Code is also available. Refer to the Arm Keil Studio for VS Code install guide for more information.


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