Getting started

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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.


It's easy, just follow these four steps:

Install Examples


Find the right sample


Set up the hardware


Start debugging!



Select Workspace






Install Examples

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


winIDEA will ask for 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

Select File / Workspace / Open Workspace... and navigate to the examples folder.

Samples are separated by:



For first-time use open the OnChip folder and choose the CPU family. Samples are classified by CPU, compiler vendor, code location and iSYSTEM hardware used. Select the workspace that matches your target CPU and iSYSTEM hardware. Such samples are already properly set-up to get going in no time.


Get started with debugging

Physically connect the hardware

On one end connect the debugger (e.g. iC5000) to the target board and on the other end to the PC USB port via the USB cable delivered along the debugger.

Then power on the system - first the debugger, then the target board.

Make sure they are both powered and turned on.


Establish communication between winIDEA and the debugger

Open the Hardware / Hardware / Communication tab. Select the type of communication you are using, then select the device from the list in the drop down menu.



Click Test to make sure that communication with the debugger is established.



Start debugging

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


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