Embedded Testing Setup

One of the most confusing parts of setting your workstation up for embedded testing is just what tools you’ll need and how to install them. Fortunately the number of tools you’ll need is minimal. You need:

Let’s look at the options for each operating system


First, install Chocolatey. You can install all of these tools manually, but it will take a lot longer and be a lot more work.

Please don’t try to use the default cmd.exe terminal. Powershell or GitBash are available on your machine, and you owe it to yourself not to handicap yourself with bad tools.



Most Unix based systems will have the necessary tools installed already. To see if you have a compiler installed, try the following at a command prompt:

cc --version

If the response is a software banner with a version, you have what you need installed. Otherwise, you need to install the build essentials for your system. On a Debian based system like Ubuntu, that would be

apt install build-essential


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