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Eclipse is a Java development enviroment, but its architecture also supports other languages. In this article we will introduce how to use C/C++ development Toolkit CDT) together with Sourcery G++ Lite for ARM EABI to do embedded ARM development work,
We need to install JAVA JDK before install Eclipse. The JAVA JDK can be downloaded from:

After registration, we can download jdk-6u22-windows-i586.exe and install.
Download Eclipse IDE for C/C++ Developers, it has Eclipse and CDT. The download link is:

Select Eclipse IDE for C/C++ Developers,

After download, unzip eclipse and run Eclipse.

Install ARM plug-in for Eclipse:

In menu, select  Help - > Install New Software, and enter:
in the "work with" address bar:

After several seconds, it will display " GNU ARM C/C++ Development Support", click " GNU ARM C/C++ Development Support", and unclick " Group items by category":

Click "Next" untill "Finish", and wait for the downloading update.

In menu, select " Help - > Install New Software" and enter " http://www.zylin.com/zylincdt" in "work with".
After several seconds, it will display an option " Zylin Embedded CDT".  Select it and click "next" until "finish", wait for downloading.

Install  Sourcery G + + Lite:
It can be downloaded from:


Select IA32 windows installer.

Download  arm-2010q1-188-arm-none-eabi.exe.

After finish installation, we have:

Install remote support by doing:  Help - > Install New Software, and select " All Available Sites" in   "Work with" pull down menu.  Select " Group items by category" option, and select
General Purpose Tools:
       Dynamic Languages Toolkit - Remote Development Support
       Remote System Explorer End-User Runtime
       Remote System Explorer User Actions

and click next to finish the installation.

Create new project
We can now create new project " Sourcery G++ Lite" in menu "File", and do compilation and link.
1. Run   eclipse, and select the location of the newly created project file " workspace".
2. Creat a new project " Sourcery G++ Lite" project:
input porject name under "File->new->c project->", and select " Sourcery G++->finish" in " toolchains":
3. add files to project, and edit application file.
Right click project file name, and select "refresh" to load the changed file directory to "Eclipse".
4. Set properties:
Right click project file name and select  " properties"   ->C/C++ General->paths and symbols->, select " GNU C->add->workspace->    inlude  "   under " GNU C->add->workspace->",  and  ->apply ? ok ??

" properties"   ->C/C++ Build->settings->, and select   "  ARM Sourcery Windows GCC Linker ->General->" under " ARM Sourcery Windows GCC Linker ->General->", and select  (*.ld)- in " script file",  ->ok  .
Enter the absolute path of .ld file.

5. Build
Right click project file and click " build project" or " clean project  "

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