Custom SDK Installation

Follow the steps on this page in sequence to perform a custom installation of the ZentriOS SDK development environment.

Before taking the next intallation steps, ensure you have performed the first steps described on the Getting Started page, including:

Setting up the ZentriOS Development Environment

The ZentriOS development environment consists of an Eclipse-based IDE (Integrated Development Environment) with a ZentriOS plugin, and the ZentriOS SDK itself.

To set up the ZentriOS Development Environment, the steps are:

In the following documentation, "IDE" refers to either the Eclipse IDE or the LPCXpresso IDE from NXP, whichever you are using.

Installing the ZentriOS SDK

On the ZentriOS SDK Installer custom features page, you can select options.

The installer installs the SDK automatically.

If you need to install a 32 bit IDE, or the LPCXpresso IDE for the NXP eval board, uncheck the ZentriOS IDE box.

Click Next to install the SDK and any other selected options.

Setting Up the IDE

Zentri Devices

For Zentri devices, download and install Eclipse CDT (C/C++ Development Tooling) IDE from one of the following links.

NXP Devices

For NXP devices, search for, download and install the LPCXpresso IDE from NXP.

Installing the ZentriOS Plugin

After installing the IDE, the next step is to install the ZentriOS plugin.

Unless otherwise specified, all procedures described here take place within the IDE.

Open the IDE and choose the menu option Help -> Install New Software..., the Install dialog opens.

In the Work with... entry box, replace the text type or select a site with the URL:

Note: If reinstalling the plugin, you may need to clean up the old version first. See Reinstalling the ZentriOS Plugin below.

Press Enter.

The IDE accesses the site and determines the available downloads, then displays ZentriOS SDK in the list of available software.

Check the ZentriOS SDK box and follow the prompts to complete the installation.

After Eclipse is restarted, it displays the ZentriOS SDK Welcome page in the central Editor panel. In the menu at the top of the IDE, a new menu item ZentriOS SDK is now available to the right of the Help menu item.

If the SDK was previously installed, the ZentriOS_SDK folder appears in the Project Explorer panel at the left of the IDE. A ZentriOS menu option now appears in the menu bar.

After successfully installing your custom IDE, you can continue with the other installation procedures, such as setting up your device. See Getting Started, Completing Installation.

Reinstalling the ZentriOS Plugin

If you are reinstalling the ZentriOS Plugin, you may need to delete the ZentriOS installation site and previous plugin version, before installing the plugin again.

Deleting the Previous ZentriOS Installation Site

To delete the ZentriOS installation site, in the Help/Install New Software... Install dialog, click the Available Software Sites link below the Work with text box. In the Available Software Sites list, click the ZentriOS Plugin Update Site item and click the Remove button.

Deleting the Previous Plugin Version

To delete the previous plugin version, in the Help/Install New Software... Install dialog, click the What is already installed? link at the bottom of the dialog. In the Installed Software dialog, scroll down to the ZentriOS SDK setting and select it. Click the Uninstall button. After uninstallion is complete, restart Eclipse.