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µVISION DEBUGGER: Eclipse plug-in

Information in this knowledgebase article applies to:

  • MDK-ARM Version 5, all editions
  • Eclipse
  • ULINK Debug Adapter


I am using Eclipse for my software development but would like to get the features of the MDK µVision debugger. In MDK-ARM Version 4 an Eclipse plug-in was available. But this plug-in is discontinued with MDK-ARM Version 5.

Can I use MDK Version 5 as debugger for Eclipse projects?

I know that this plug-in is supported with MDK-ARM Version 4, but is Eclipse also supported with MDK-ARM Version 5?


The MDK-ARM Plug-in for Eclipse works with MDK-ARM version 4 projects only. It was created to support Infineon DAVE for the XMC1000 and XMC4000 device series.

This plug-in is not included with modern versions of the MDK-ARM installer.

You can use this Eclipse-plugin with MDK-ARM version 5, but ONLY with:

  • µVision4 projects (i.e. projects with a *.uvproj extension)
  • Keil tools with The MDK v4 Legacy Support executable downloaded and installed.
  • Devices supported by the Legacy Device Database ( devices from Software Packs are not supported).
  • The Indigo (platform version 3.7) release - the plugin is not compatible with later versions of the Eclipse IDE.

Note: Because the Legacy Support executable copies the files needed into the Keil installation directory - so that µVision 4 projects can build - projects cannot use both RTE and the MDK-ARM Plug-in for Eclipse at the same time.


Use the CMSIS Pack Eclipse Plugin:

Install the CMSIS-Pack Management plugin for Eclipse on the ARM Software Github page. MDK Version 5 uses the Run Time Environment and Software Packs. The CMSIS-Pack Management plugin allows users to create modern a MDK-ARM version 5 projects (that use Software Packs) in the latest versions of Eclipse.

The MDK-ARM interface to Infineon DAVE is has been re-implemented to use the MDK Run-Time Environment (RTE). Please see Application Note 258 for more details.



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Last Reviewed: Wednesday, July 10, 2019

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