Embedded Platforms

You can develop applications for the following embedded platforms:

You must install the tool chain for building applications for the targeted embedded platform on the development PC and use the Qt Maintenance Tool to install Qt libraries that are built for the platform. You can then add a kit with the tool chain and the Qt version for the device's architecture. When possible, the Maintenance Tool creates suitable kits for you.

You can connect embedded devices to the development PC to run, debug, and analyze applications built for them from Qt Creator.

Bare Metal

You can run and debug applications on small devices that are not supported by the generic remote Linux device plugin by using GDB or a hardware debugger.

For more information about developing applications for Bare Metal devices, see Connecting Bare Metal Devices.

Boot2Qt

The Boot2Qt stack can be made to run on a variety of hardware. For Qt for Device Creation license holders, tooling is provided to customize the contents of the stack as well as to take it into desired production hardware.

Either Windows 7 or later or Ubuntu Linux 64-bit 12.04 LTS or later is required to install and use Qt for Device Creation.

The following topics contain more information about developing applications for Boot2Qt devices:

Generic Remote Linux

You must have a tool chain for building applications for embedded Linux devices installed on the development PC.

The following topics contain more information about developing applications for generic remote Linux devices:

Microcontroller Units (MCU)

You need the GNU Arm Embedded GCC compiler, libraries, and other GNU tools necessary for bare metal software development on devices based on the Arm Cortex-M processors.

The following topics contain more information about developing applications for MCUs:

QNX

The QNX Neutrino RTOS should provide a few additional command line tools and services, as described in Qt Creator Target Requirements.

The following topics contain more information about developing applications for QNX devices:

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