NXP i.MX RT1050 Evaluation Kit


Platform NXP i.MX RT: The i.MX RT series of crossover processors features the Arm Cortex-M core, real-time functionality and MCU usability at a cost-effective price.

Microcontroller MIMXRT1052DVL6B
Frequency 600MHz
Flash 64MB
Vendor NXP


Please use mimxrt1050_evk ID for board option in “platformio.ini” (Project Configuration File):

platform = nxpimxrt
board = mimxrt1050_evk

You can override default NXP i.MX RT1050 Evaluation Kit settings per build environment using board_*** option, where *** is a JSON object path from board manifest mimxrt1050_evk.json. For example, board_build.mcu, board_build.f_cpu, etc.

platform = nxpimxrt
board = mimxrt1050_evk

; change microcontroller
board_build.mcu = mimxrt1052dvl6b

; change MCU frequency
board_build.f_cpu = 600000000L


NXP i.MX RT1050 Evaluation Kit supports the next uploading protocols:

  • blackmagic
  • jlink
  • mbed

Default protocol is mbed

You can change upload protocol using upload_protocol option:

platform = nxpimxrt
board = mimxrt1050_evk

upload_protocol = mbed


Debugging - “1-click” solution for debugging with a zero configuration.


You will need to install debug tool drivers depending on your system. Please click on compatible debug tool below for the further instructions and configuration information.

You can switch between debugging Tools & Debug Probes using debug_tool option in “platformio.ini” (Project Configuration File).

NXP i.MX RT1050 Evaluation Kit has on-board debug probe and IS READY for debugging. You don’t need to use/buy external debug probe.

Compatible Tools On-board Default
Black Magic Probe    
J-LINK Yes Yes


Name Description
Mbed Arm Mbed OS is an open source embedded operating system designed specifically for the ‘things’ in the Internet of Things. It includes all the features you need to develop a connected product based on an Arm Cortex-M microcontroller, including security, connectivity, an RTOS and drivers for sensors and I/O devices
Zephyr RTOS The Zephyr Project is a scalable real-time operating system (RTOS) supporting multiple hardware architectures, optimized for resource constrained devices, and built with safety and security in mind