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Check the tests

This section provides the versions of the operating system, IDEs and plug-ins, as well as the list of the boards tested.

Operating system and Xcode

   Element Version
macOS 10.15.7
   Xcode 11.7


embedXcode does not support macOS 11 Big Sur and Xcode 12.

For more information on macOS 11 and Xcode 12,

IDEs, boards and plug-ins versions

Active platforms

The test protocol includes building and linking, uploading and running a sketch on the boards using those versions of the IDEs and plug-ins. Boards packages are versioned but not dated.

   Platform IDE Package Date Comment
Adafruit Arduino 1.8 AVR 1.4.13
nRF52 0.24.0 For Feather nRF52832 and nRF52840 boards
SAMD 1.7.3 For Feather M0 and M4 boards
Arduino Arduino 1.8.13 16 June 2020 All versions prior to 1.8.0 are deprecated
AVR 1.8.3
mbed-nano 2.2.0 For Nano 33 BLE boards
mbed-RP2040 2.2.0 For Raspberry Pi Pico RP2040 boards
MegaAVR 1.8.7 For Nano Every board
nRF52 1.0.2 For Primo and Primo Core boards
SAM 1.6.12 For Due board
SAMD 1.8.11 For Nano 33 IoT, Zero, M0 and Tian boards
ATtinyCore Arduino 1.8 1.3.3
Espressif Arduino 1.8 ESP32 1.0.6 Valid for other ESP32-based boards
ESP8266 3.0.1 Valid for other ESP8266-based boards
LaunchPad Energia 1.8.10E23 17 Dec 2019 Actually released 02 Feb 2020
CC13x0 EMT 4.9.1 For CC1310- and CC1350-based boards
CC13x2 EMT 5.31.0-beta3 For CC1312- and CC1352-based boards
CC3200 1.0.3
CC3220 EMT 5.6.2 For CC3220S and CC3220SF LaunchPad boards
MSP430 1.0.7 For MSP430G2, MPS430F and MSP430FR LaunchPad boards
MSP430 ELF 2.1.0 For MPS430FR LaunchPad boards
MSP432E EMT 5.19.0 For MSP432E401Y and TM4C1294XL LaunchPad boards
MSP432P EMT 5.29.0-beta1 For red MSP432P4111 LaunchPad board
MSP432R EMT 5.29.0 For red MSP432P401R LaunchPad board
Tiva C 1.0.4 For LM4F- and TM4C-based LaunchPad boards
MiniCore Arduino 1.8 2.0.1 Boot-loader for AVR ATmega boards
nRF5 boards Arduino 1.8 0.7.0 Additional libraries are required
Seeeduino Arduino 1.8 AVR 1.3.0 For Seeeduino and Seeed Grove Beginner Kit
SAMD 1.8.0 For Xiao and Wio Terminal board
Realtek 3.0.7 For RTL8720DN on Wio Terminal board
RasPiArduino  Arduino 1.8 0.0.1 For Raspberry Pi boards
STM32 Arduino 1.8 1.9 For Nucleo and Discovery boards
Teensy Teensyduino 1.54 04 Jul 2021

Legacy platforms

Support for the following platforms is either put on hold or discontinued.

Platform IDE Package Date Comment
Arduino Arduino 1.8 STM32F4 1.0.1 For never released Star Otto board
Arducam Arduino 1.6.5 ESP8266 2.2.0 For ArduCAM ESP8266 board
chipKIT Arduino 1.8 2.1.0 Including 4D Systems PICadillo board
Cosa Arduino 1.8 1.2.0 For AVR boards
 Digistump Arduino 1.8 AVR 1.6.7 For Digispark board
Oak 1.0.6 For Oak board
ftDuino Arduino 1.8 0.0.13 Beta!
Intel Arduino 1.8 Galileo 1.6.7+1.0 No longer supported by Intel
Edison 1.6.7+1.0 No longer supported by Intel
Curie 2.0.4 No longer supported by Intel
LaunchPad Energia 1.6.10E18 C2000 09 Dec 2015 Beta! Migrated from Energia 0101E0017
CC2650 09 Dec 2015 Beta! Migrated from Energia 0101E0017
CC3200 EMT 1.0.0 No longer available
MSP432 EMT 3.8.0 For discontinued black MSP432 LaunchPad board
Energia 0101E0012 MSP430G2 18 Mar 2014 Beta! Migrated from Energia 0101E0012
LightBlue Arduino 1.8 Bean Loader 1.12.6 For discontinued Bean and Bean+ boards
Little Robot Friends Arduino 1.8 Library 1.6.0 Library 1.0 is no longer supported
Little Robot Friends 2.2.0 Beta support for library 2.0
MediaTek LinkIt Arduino 1.8 One 1.1.23 For LinkIt One board
Duo 0.1.8 For Smart 7688 Duo board in Arduino mode
7697 0.10.21 For LinkIt 7697 board
Microsoft Arduino 1.8 AZ3166 2.0.0 For AZ3166 IoT DevKit board
Microduino Arduino 1.8.4 Microduino 5.0 25 Mar 2019 For AVR-based boards
Maple IDE 0.0.12 For STM32-based boards
Moteino Arduino 1.8 1.6.1 Additional libraries are required
panStamp Arduino 1.8 AVR 1.5.7 panStamp AVR
NRG 1.1.0 panStamp NRG
STM32L4 0.0.28 panStamp Quantum boards
Particle Firmware 0.3.4 22 Oct 2014 Development on hold
RedBear Arduino 1.8 AVR 1.0.3 For discontinued AVR boards
nRF51822 1.0.8 For discontinued nRF51822 and BLE nano boards
nRF52832 0.0.2 For discontinued nRF52832 boards
STM32F2 0.3.3 For discontinued RedBear Duo board
Energia 1.6.10E18 For discontinued CC3200-based boards
RFduino Arduino 1.8 2.3.1 For discontinued RFduino board
Robotis Robotis OpenCM 1.0.2 23 May 2013 Based on Maple IDE
Simblee Arduino 1.8 1.1.4 For discontinued RFduino board
STM32duino Arduino 1.8 1.8 For Nucleo and Discovery boards
Arduino STM32 Arduino 1.8 2019.12.31 For STM32F1 and STM32F4 boards
TinyCircuits Arduino 1.8 1.0.8
Udoo Neo Arduino 1.8 1.6.7 For Arduino 1.6.5 IDE only
Wiring Wiring 1.0.1 28 Oct 2014 Discontinued
Edison Yocto SDK 3.0 Mar, 15, 2016 No longer supported by Intel
Edison MCU MCU SDK 1.0.10 24 Apr 2015 No longer supported by Intel

What has been tested

The test protocol includes build and link, upload and run of a functioning sketch on the boards. Obviously, the tests are performed only on the boards and programmers owned.

Active platforms

Support for the following platforms is active.

 Platform Officially tested Tested by users Not tested
Adafruit Adafruit Atmega32u4 Breakout Board (with Adafruit USBtinyISP), Adafruit Trinket 5V 16MHz, Adafruit Pro Trinket 5V 16MHz, Adafruit Feather M0 Bluefruit LE, Adafruit Feather M0 (with USB or Segger J-Link), Adafruit Feather M4 (with MSD, USB or Segger J-Link), Adafruit Feather nRF52832 (with USB or Segger J-Link), Adafruit Feather nRF52832 (with MSD, USB or Segger J-Link) Adafruit Trinket 3V 8MHz, Pro Trinket 3V 12MHz, Adafruit Feather 32u4, Adafruit Huzzah ESP8266, Adafruit PyPortal M4 (with MSD or USB)
Arduino Arduino Uno, Arduino Due, Arduino Duemilanove, Mega2560, Mini Pro 5V, Arduino Leonardo, Arduino Uno with MiniCore boot-loader, Arduino Uno (with Adafruit USBtinyISP), Arduino Due (with USB or Segger J-Link), Arduino Yún (with USB, WiFi or Ethernet), Arduino Tian (with USB, WiFi or Ethernet), Arduino M0 Pro, Arduino Zero, Arduino Primo, Arduino Nano Every, Arduino Nano 33 BLE, Arduino Nano 33 IoT Arduino Micro, Mini Pro 3.3V, Arduino Due (with Atmel ICE) Arduino Mini, Arduino Nano, Arduino MKR FOX 1200, Arduino MKR GSM 1400, Arduino MKR NB 1500, Arduino MKR WAN 1300, Arduino MKR WiFi 1000, Arduino MKR WiFi 1010, Arduino MKR Zero, Arduino Portenta H7 (M4 core), Arduino Portenta H7 (M7 core)
ATtinyCore ATtiny84
BBC micro:bit BBC micro:bit v1, BBC micro:bit v2
ESP32 ESP32-DevC, Adafruit Huzzah ESP32 (with USB or ESP-Prog), ESP32-CAM Wrover, ESP32-Pico (with USB or ESP-Prog) Adafruit Huzzah ESP32 (with WiFi), Wemos LoLin D32, ESP32 DevKitC (Minimal SPIFFS), ESP32-DevC (with WiFi)
ESP8266 ESP8266-01, NodeMCU board 0.9 and 1.0 Wemos D1 R2
LaunchPad LaunchPad MSP430G2 with MSP430G2553, LaunchPad MSP430G2-ET with MSP430G2553, LaunchPad MSP430F5529, LaunchPad MSP430FR2433, LaunchPad MSP430FR4133, LaunchPad MSP430FR5969, LaunchPad MSP430FR5994, LaunchPad MSP430FR6989, Experimenter Board MSP430FR5739, LaunchPad MSP432P401R, LaunchPad MSP432E401Y, LaunchPad LM4F120, LaunchPad TM4C123, LaunchPad TM4C129 Ethernet, LaunchPad TM4C129 EMT, LaunchPad CC1310, LaunchPad CC1350, LaunchPad CC3200 LaunchPad MSP430FR2311, SensorTag CC1350, LaunchPad CC2650, LaunchPad CC3200, LaunchPad C2000 LaunchPad F28027, LaunchPad F28069, LaunchPad F28377S, LaunchPad MSP432E4111 LaunchPad MSP430G2 with MSP430G2231, LaunchPad MSP430G2 with MSP430G2452
Microsoft Azure IoT DevKit
Moteino Moteino
NodeMCU NodeMCU board 0.9 and 1.0 (with USB and WiFi)
RasPiArduino  Raspberry Pi 3B
Seeeduino Seeeduino v4, Xiao M0 (with MSD, USB or Segger J-Link), Wio Terminal (with MSD or USB)
STM32duino Nucleo STM32F401RE
Arduino STM32 Maple 3 (Flash), Microduino Core STM32 (Flash) Nucleo F103RB (ST-Link)
Teensy Teensy 3.0, Teensy 3.1, Teensy LC, Teensy 3.5, Teensy 3.6, Teensy 4.0 Teensy 3.2, Teensy 4.1 Teensy 2.0

Users have reported successful use of embedXcode on other boards. If you’re successful with another board, please report it to me so I can update the list. Thank you!

Legacy platforms

Support for the following platforms is either put on hold or discontinued.

 Platform Officially tested Tested by users Not tested
Arduino Arduino Otto Star (with USB or Segger J-Link)
ArduCAM ArduCAM ESP8266 and ArduCAM CC3200
Cosa Arduino Uno
chipKIT chipKIT Uno32, chipKIT uC32, chipKIT DP32, chipKIT WF32, chipKIT WiFire Rev.B, chipKIT Uno32 (with chipKIT PGM) chipKIT Max32, chipKIT WiFire Rev.C
DFRobot BLuno and Wido
 Digistump Digispark Oak DigiX
ftDuino ftDuino
Glowdeck Glowdeck (with BLE) Glowdeck (with USB or Segger J-Link)
Intel Intel Curie, Intel Galileo, Intel Galileo Gen2 on Wiring / Arduino, Intel Edison on Wiring / Arduino (with USB and WiFi), Intel Edison on Yocto and MCU (with USB and WiFi)
LaunchPad Black LaunchPad MSP432P401
LightBlue LightBlue Bean Bluetooth
Little Robot Friends Little Robot Friends AVR, Little Robot Friends Dock Little Robot Friends SAMD
Maple Maple revision 5
Mediatek LinkIt MediaTek LinkIt One, MediaTek LinkIt Smart 7688 Duo on Wiring / Arduino, Mediatek LinkIT 7697
Microduino Microduino Core and Core+ (with FT232R), Microduino Core32u4, Microduino STM32
nRF5 boards RedBear Blend nRF51822, RedBear Blend nRF51822
panStamp panStamp AVR (with panStick), panStamp NRG 1.1 (with panStick) panStamp Quantum
Particle Particle Core USB and WiFi Particle Photon
Protostack Protostack 28-pin AVR board (with Adafruit USB tinyISP or Protostack USB ASP)
RedBear RedBear nRF51822, RedBear Duo and Blend nRF52832 on Wiring / Arduino, RedBear CC3200, RedBear CC3200 Mini on Energia and Energia MT RedBear BLE Nano on Wiring / Arduino, RedBear CC3200 Micro on Energia and Energia MT, RedBear Nano nRF52832 on Wiring / Arduino RedBear Blend
RFduino RFduino
Robotis Robotis OpenCM 9.04
Simblee Simblee
Sparkfun Sparkfun Uno (with Sparkfun 5V FTDI basic programmer)
Udoo Neo Udoo Neo (M4) (with USB and WiFi)
Wiring Wiring S

Update to Energia 1.6.10E18 and 1.8.7E21

Release 1.6.10E18 of Energia changes the boards tags and discontinues support for the CC2650 SensorTag and C2000 LaunchPad boards.

Release 1.8.7E21 of Energia isn’t self-contained and requires the installation of the Java 8 JDK for external utilities.

For the conversion table and the update procedure,

For the installation and use of Energia release 0101E0017 for CC2650 SensorTag and C2000 LaunchPad boards,

To install Java 8,

Energia old and new boards tags

Release 1.6.10E18 of Energia changes the boards tags.

LaunchPad Old New
CC3200 WiFi lpcc3200 CC3200-LAUNCHXL
LM4F120 Stellaris lplm4f120h5qr EK-TM4C123GXL
MSP430F5529 lpmsp430f5529_25 MSP-EXP430F5529LP
MSP430FR4133 lpmsp430fr4133 MSP-EXP430FR4133LP
MSP430FR5739 lpmsp430fr5739 MSP-EXP430FR5739LP
MSP430FR5969 lpmsp430fr5969 MSP-EXP430FR5969LP
MSP430FR6989 lpmsp430fr6989 MSP-EXP430FR6989LP
MSP430G2553 lpmsp430g2553 MSP-EXP430G2553LP
MSP432P401 EMT Red MSP-EXP432P401RR MSP-EXP432P401R
TM4C123 Tiva C lptm4c1230c3pm EK-TM4C123GXL
TM4C129 Connected lptm4c1294ncpdt EK-TM4C1294XL

Install Java 8

The Energia 1.8 IDE isn’t self-contained and requires the installation of the Java 8 JDK for external utilities. If the Java 8 JDK isn’t available, Energia prompts an error message.

If you don’t plan to use the Energia IDE, there is no need for installing the Java 8 JDK as embedXcode doesn’t require it.

  • Download and install the jdk-8u111-macosx-x64 package.

  • Relaunch Energia 1.8 IDE.

Adafruit nRF52 old and new boards tags

Release 0.9.0 of the Adafruit nRF52 boards package changes the tags and the names of the boards. The Feather nRF52 board is now called Feather nRF52832.

Feather Old New
nRF52832 feather52 feather52832
Feather nRF52 Feather nRF52832

If a project uses the old definition,

  • Create a new project with the Adafruit nRF52 board.

  • Copy the Configurations folder of the new project to the Configurations folder of the initial project.

  • Reselect the board on the initial project.

The two options for the boot-loader, s132v201 and s132v6 are replaced by a single one, s132v6.

The boards Adafruit Feather nRF52 and Adafruit Feather nRF52 s132v510 are no longer supported.

  • Use the boards Adafruit Feather nRF52832 s132v611 instead.

If the Feather nRF52832 board has been used with a previous version of Adafruit nRF52 boards package, the boot-loader of the board needs to be updated when moving to release 0.9.0.

BBC micro-bit old and new boards names

With the introduction of the new BBC micro-bit v2 based on the nRF52833 MCU, the name of the board configuration file ot the previous version based on the nRF51822 MCU is now nRF BBC micro-bit v1 nRF51.

BBC micro-bit Old New
v1 nRF BBC micro-bit nRF51 nRF BBC micro-bit v1 nRF51
v2 BBC micro-bit v2 nRF52