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Setting up Nordic's IDE (Integrated Development Environment) is the first step into Bluetooth product development, and it's also where most developers need support. In order for developers to be able to smoothly set up their IDE, Raytac hereby provide you with a few easy steps. First and foremost - In terms of IDEs, there are currently four different ones that are all viable; Segger Embedded Studio (SES), Keil C, IAR and GCC. Among these, SES and GCC are IDEs free of charge while Keil C and IAR both require the developer to pay a license fee to their respective company. We at Raytac generally recommend SES, as it is an IDE brought forth by both Nordic and Segger together and it uses Segger J-Link. Although GCC is a free IDE, it only builds code and is impractical editting make file or debugging firmware. Thus, it's not our primary choice. Therefore, we will hereby provide you a step-by-step guide on how to set up your IDE when using SES.
When you start developing your firmware for your Nordic nRF52832 solution-based Raytac BLE module, you will (like on most other projects) bump into some difficulties. The other day, we had yet another case where a simple thing caused major difficulties for even some of the brightest people - a customer couldn't get their GPIO direction bit to work.