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Getting started

It's easy, just follow these steps:



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.



1. Open winIDEA and select Help menu / 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.




Select the workspace that matches your target CPU and iSYSTEM BlueBox. 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. Open the On-Chip folder and choose the CPU family.

3. Select a suitable sample and click Open.


Examples are separated by:

  • Architecture (On-Chip)
  • Purpose (Eclipse, Instrumentation, testIDEA...)
  • CPU
  • Compile vendor
  • Code location
  • Used iSYSTEM BlueBox



  1. Connect the Power supply cable.
  2. Connect the BlueBox to the PC USB port via the USB cable or Ethernet cable.
  3. Connect the Grounding wire.
  4. Connect the BlueBox to the Target via Debug Adapter or Active Probe.
  5. Power up the system -  First the BlueBox, then the target board. Make sure they are both powered and turned on.


hmtoggle_arrow0 Need more information? Go to the Hardware Configuration chapter.



Configure BlueBox Type and Communication Port. Test the communication.



1. Open the Hardware menu / Hardware / Hardware Type

2. Select your BlueBox.

3. Click OK.


hmtoggle_arrow0 Need more information? Go to the BlueBox type chapter.

3. Open Hardware / Hardware / Communication tab.

4. Select USB (default) or TCP/IP port.


In case you have more connected BlueBoxes, select the suitable one from the drop-down menu Device.


hmtoggle_arrow0 Need more information? Go to the Communication Type chapter.

5. Click Test to verify that the communication with the BlueBox can be successfully established.


hmtoggle_arrow0 Need more information? Go to the Communication Test chapter.



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




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