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winIDEA Installation Guide

This chapter explains how to download and install winIDEA IDE.



winIDEA is by default available as a download link from the iSYSTEM Download page where you can download Latest, Partner and Legacy builds.

In one download you will have:

  • winIDEA
  • testIDEA
  • daqIDEA
  • isystem.connect SDK for Python
  • Example workspaces for a wide variety of microcontroller architectures



Supported Operating systems

Downloads are available for winIDEA native OS environment Microsoft Windows (supported Windows 7, 8, 8.1, 10). To use our software on Linux (Ubuntu tested), please follow the Linux installation link.


Recommended system configuration (for optimal Analyzer performance):

  • Minimum 4 core CPU or more
  • 4GB RAM minimum, 8GB or more RAM recommended
  • 100GB free space on the TEMP drive. The drive should be defragmented.
  • 64-bit operating system


Note that a more capable system will result in higher overall performance for trace, profiler and coverage and enable recording longer trace sessions (depending on the specific target microcontroller and the frequency at which it operates).



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Download the latest verified build of winIDEA from

If you are using a 64-bit operating system install the 64-bit version of winIDEA for optimal performance.



Perform a full installation by running the installer with administrator privileges.

This will install winIDEA and the USB drivers necessary to use iSYSTEM hardware.


Note: Silent installation is possible by using the following command line switches: winIDEA9_17_0.exe /q APPDIR=c:\apps\winIDEA where APPDIR determines the installation path.





Download the appropriate isystem.connect SDK and run the installer.

Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) are not included in the installation and must be installed separately if needed.



Right click to copy the link address Installing a newer version of winIDEA

Follow these steps if an older winIDEA version is still present on the system:

1. Make sure that you have administrator rights for the installation.

2. If an older version of winIDEA is no longer needed, uninstall it before starting the installation of newer winIDEA. Your winIDEA workspaces will not be deleted.

Open Control Panel / Programs / Features and select winIDEA version you wish to uninstall. Press the Uninstall / Change button.

3. Follow the installation instructions to install the newer version of winIDEA. If an older version of winIDEA is still needed, choose a different folder to install the newer winIDEA. It is possible to use multiple winIDEA versions side by side.


If you have any questions or problems with the installation or licensing, please don’t hesitate to  contact your local iSYSTEM distributor for technical support.


Release Policy

winIDEA development is a continuous process. See our Release Policy, Licensing Policy and the Release Notes for details.



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