Requirements

The nRF Connect SDK supports Microsoft Windows, Linux, and macOS for development. However, there are some Zephyr features that are currently only available on Linux, including:

  • twister

  • BlueZ integration

  • net-tools integration

  • Native Port (native_posix)

  • BabbleSim

Note

Before you start setting up the toolchain, install available updates for your operating system.

Required tools

The following table shows the tools that are required for working with nRF Connect SDK v2.0.99. It lists the minimum version that is required and the version that is installed when using the Toolchain Manager as described in Installing automatically.

Tool

Minimum version

Toolchain Manager version

Zephyr SDK

0.14.1

0.14.1

CMake

3.20.0

3.20.5

dtc

1.4.6

1.4.7-1

Git

2.20.0

2.26.2.windows.1

gperf

3.1

3.1

ninja

1.8.2

1.9.0

Python

3.6

3.8.2

West

0.12.0

0.13.1

Required Python dependencies

The following table shows the Python packages that are required for working with nRF Connect SDK v2.0.99. If no version is specified, the default version provided with pip is recommended. If a version is specified, it is important that the installed version matches the required version.

The Toolchain Manager will install all Python dependencies into a local environment in the Toolchain Manager app, not the system. If you install manually, see Install additional Python dependencies for instructions on how to install the Python dependencies and Updating repositories and tools for information about how to keep them updated.

Building and running applications, samples, and tests

Package

Version

anytree

canopen

cbor2

click

cryptography

>=2.6

ecdsa

imagesize

>=1.2.0

intelhex

packaging

progress

pyelftools

>=0.26

pylint

PyYAML

west

>=0.12.0

windows-curses (only Windows)

Building documentation

Package

Version

recommonmark

==0.6.0

sphinxcontrib-mscgen

>=0.6

breathe

>=4.30,<4.33 # 4.33: disabled due to #803 and #805 issues

sphinx

~=4.0

sphinx-ncs-theme

>=1.0.3,<1.1

sphinx-tabs

sphinxcontrib-svg2pdfconverter