- SDK Setup (Windows)
This page is all about getting your Windows machine compiling code for the nRF9160 Feather. Run into trouble during the process? Post your questions on the community forum.
If you didn't already, install Visual Studio code. You can download it here
Once Visual Studio code is installed, download the extension here. 👈
Once loaded it will also install all necessary VSCode dependencies.
python if you don't have them already:
Then open the command window (COMMAND+SHIFT+P on Mac or CTRL+SHIFT+P on other systems) and type
Zephyr Tools: Setup
Note: you may get an error that states "certificate has expired”. This is due to the certificates in VSCode being out of date. The easiest way to fix this is by updating your settings by setting
If you search for "system certificates" in your VSCode settings it should come right up.
Then initialize this repo using the
Zephyr Tools: Init Repo command:
Make sure you use
https://github.com/circuitdojo/nrf9160-feather-examples-and-drivers.git as the URL. It's best to select an empty folder to initialize the project to.
If prompted for a branch, press 'Enter' to use the default.
You'll be prompted for a project and board. Make sure the board matches the supported boards. Current supported board targets include:
Here's what it will look like:
Once the build completes you should get a Build complete! popup along with some success messages in the the terminal.
newtmgr is the command line utility for loading code to your device. It is automatically installed with the VSCode extension. Lets configure it the rest of the way.
Configuring is simple as running the Zephyr Tools: Setup Newtmgr command
Select your serial port:
Then select the BAUD. (Use the default of
1000000) Once complete you're ready to run the Zephyr Tools: Load via Bootloader command.
Having trouble? You may need to install the Silabs VCP driver.. Download and install the CP210x VCP Windows option.
For more info in using
newtmgr checkout the programming section of this documentation.
You can quickly test if your SDK is set up correctly by checking out the samples. Make sure that you've closed and re-opened all terminals and Visual Studio Code so the environment is correct. Otherwise you may have issues compiling or flashing code.