Eclipse Embedded CDT (C/C++ Development Tools)

The Eclipse Embedded CDT (C/C++ Development Tools, formerly GNU MCU/ARM Eclipse) plug-ins allow to create, build, debug and in general to manage Arm & RISC-V projects (executables and static/shared libraries, in both 32 and 64-bit versions) with the Eclipse IDE.

The main features are:

  • create/build/manage embedded Arm/RISC-V applications, using the managed project features of Eclipse CDT, i.e. without having to manually create and maintain makefiles
  • provide ready to run templates for some Arm Cortex-M processors
  • provide debugging support via JTAG/SWD
  • provide a special view to examine and modify peripheral registers during debug sessions

Other features of the cross build plug-in are:

  • supports a wide range of 32 and 64-bit toolchains
  • provides extra build steps to generate the binary files required to write the controller flash memory
  • supports the automatic discovery of system paths and macro definitions for accurate indexing and auto-completion
  • provides common options for all toolchains
  • provides fully configurable toolchain definitions
  • provides advanced toolchain path management
  • improved project portability

The xPack Project

The Eclipse plug-ins use a series of external tools, available from the separate xPack Project. Check the 3rd Party Tools sections for details on how to install the toolchains and the other tools.

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Latest Releases

From 2024-03-21 to 2020-07-28

Name Date Review
6.6.0 2024-03-21
6.5.0 2024-01-11
6.4.0 2023-07-25
6.3.2 2023-04-28
6.3.1 2022-10-10
6.3.0 2022-08-18
6.2.2 2022-06-12
6.2.1 2022-04-04
6.1.2 2021-02-18
6.1.1 2021-01-20
6.1.0 2021-01-19
6.0.0 2020-12-16
5.2.1 2020-10-30
5.1.4 2020-10-29
5.1.3 2020-10-12
5.1.2 2020-09-21
5.1.1 2020-07-28
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