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Getting started

mikroSDK 2.0 package comes as open source, with example projects and documentation -- everything you need to develop a portable mikroSDK application. Before you start with the development, make sure that you install mikroSDK 2.0 by ticking its checkbox during the installation of NECTO Studio.


  • NECTO Studio
  • mikroC AI compiler


mikroC AI compilers are included in NECTO Studio installation. During the installation process of NECTO Studio, you will be asked to select which compilers you wish to install.

Alternatively, if you do not wish to use mikroSDK 2.0 with NECTO Studio and mikroC AI compilers, you can download mikroSDK 2.0 source code and use it with any ANSI compliant C compiler.

Alternative usage requirements:

  • Any ANSI compliant C compiler

Building a mikroSDK 2.0 package

NECTO Studio will automatically build the mikroSDK 2.0 package for you upon selecting your hardware and MCU, assuming that it is supported by mikroSDK 2.0. This process will run during:

  • New project creation
  • New profile creation
  • Building with mikroSDK build tool

For detailed information about mikroSDK build tool, refer to the it's own section.

Use of mikroSDK source code with 3rd party compilers

In order to use mikroSDK with 3rd party compilers, download the mikroSDK source code from the Github repository and refer to the Porting section for general guidance on this topic.

Creating your first LED blinking application

Next section guides you step-by-step on how to create a simple LED blink application using mikroSDK.