Cortex®-M coprocessor development for NXP processors

Beside the Cortex®-A53 processor core, the i.MX 8M Mini/Nano application processors, provide a highly efficient low power Cortex®-M4 or Cortex®-M7 core. This general purpose core for low power processing may increase the battery lifetime, which is an important benefit for many mobile embedded devices.

NXP provides the MCUXpresso SDK to develop on the Arm® Cortex®-M side. The MCUXpresso SDK brings open source drivers, middleware, reference example applications and documentation to speed up your software development.


The MCUXpresso SDK is not supported by the MCUXpresso IDE. The attempt to import the SDK fails with a complaint about not supported tool chain.