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Getting started

Getting started

winIDEA Examples

winIDEA comes bundled with examples that include most of the supported CPU architectures and hardware combinations. We recommend that first-time users use these for evaluation purposes in order to get started with a new project as quickly as possible or follow our Tutorials on iSYSTEM website.

It's easy, just follow these four steps:


Install Examples


Install Examples

1. To extract examples, open winIDEA and choose Help / Install Examples

2. winIDEA will ask for a destination folder. Choose the desired location and click Extract


When the samples are extracted, sample workspaces may be used as a reference for your own configurations.


Choosing winIDEA Example


Choose an example

Select the workspace that matches your target CPU and iSYSTEM hardware. Such samples are already properly set-up to get going in no time.

1. Select File menu/ Workspace / Select Workspace and navigate to the examples folder

2. For first-time use open the On-Chip folder and choose the CPU family

3. Choose suitable sample and click Open


Examples are separated by:

  • architecture (On-Chip)
  • purpose (Eclipse, Instrumentation, testIDEA...)
  • CPU
  • compile vendor
  • code location
  • used iSYSTEM hardware


Get started with debugging


Physically connect the hardware

Connect the On-Chip Analyzer BlueBox (e.g. iC5000, iC5700) to the PC USB port via the USB cable delivered along the On-Chip Analyzer. Then connect the On-Chip Analyzer to the target board and power up the system - first the On-Chip Analyzer, then the target board. Make sure they are both powered and turned on.


Establish communication between winIDEA and the On-Chip Analyzer


Configure hardware

1. Open the Hardware / Hardware dialog and select iC5000 as the Hardware Type

2. Click OK


3. Open Hardware / Hardware / Communication tab. USB communication is set by default.

In case you have more connected On-Chip Analyzers, choose the suitable one from the drop-down menu Device


4. Click Test to verify that the communication with the On-Chip Analyzer can be successfully established.


Start debugging

Download the application to the target with the Debug / Download command. Have fun debugging our sample project!


Want more?

  • Check our Tutorials to learn about different debug possibilities.
  • Read more about debugging to discover other useful winIDEA debug features.
  • Detailed tutorial on setting up a new workspace is available for:

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