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


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

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


Examples are separated by:


Choose example:

1. Select File/Workspace/Open 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.



Get started with debugging

Physically connect the hardware

Connect the On-Chip Analyzer (e.g. iC5000) 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!


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