Intel® Quark™ SE Microcontroller C1000 – Getting Started for Windows*

Published: 08/26/2016, Last Updated: 08/26/2016

Get Started

Follow these steps to launch your development environment and begin working with your Intel® Quark™ SE microcontroller C1000 developer board.

Intel® Quark™ Microcontroller Software Interface (Intel® QMSI) and Intel® System Studio for Microcontrollers information

Intel® Quark™ Microcontroller Software Interface (Intel® QMSI) is an open-source hardware abstraction layer for Intel® Quark™ microcontroller products. It provides drivers, sample applications and gives access to internal peripherals via a consistent API for both bare-metal and Zephyr Project™ applications.

Intel® System Studio for Microcontrollers is an Eclipse*-integrated software development environment designed specifically to enable development on Intel® Quark™ microcontroller-based developer boards.

Step 1. Prepare Your Hardware

A. Make sure you have everything you need

C1000 Evaluation Kit

  • C1000 developer board
  • Micro USB to USB cable

B. Connect your developer board to your PC via USB

C1000 Set Up

Step 1 Connect USB end to your PC

Step 2 Connect Micro USB to the developer board's FTDI USB Port.

Step 3 The green LED confirms connection



Step 2. Install the Development Environment

A. Download Intel® System Studio for Microcontrollers development environment

Register and Download

B. Install Intel® System Studio for Microcontrollers

Make sure that your developer board is still connected for your PC and then run the .exe file you downloaded.

C. Launch Intel® System Studio for Microcontrollers

Follow the Getting Started instructions on the welcome page as shown below:

ISSM Getting Started

Intel® System Studio for Microcontrollers FAQs

What is Intel® System Studio for Microcontrollers?

It is an integrated software suite built exclusively for developing, optimizing, and debugging applications on the Intel® Quark™ microcontroller D2000 and Intel® Quark™ SE microcontroller C1000.

Why do I need to register?

There are international regulations that require Intel to register users who download an application of this nature. Registering will also allow Intel to keep you up to date on the latest releases.

I've downloaded Intel® System Studio for Microcontrollers, now what?

Once you have download the application, run the install wizard, and then launch the application (i.e. from the Start Menu on Windows*). On the welcome page you’ll find a tutorial to help you get started with the LED_Blink light sample code. You can also try the Accelerometer Tutorial or create your own programs.

Intel® Quark™ SE Microcontroller C1000 main page

Product and Performance Information


Intel's compilers may or may not optimize to the same degree for non-Intel microprocessors for optimizations that are not unique to Intel microprocessors. These optimizations include SSE2, SSE3, and SSSE3 instruction sets and other optimizations. Intel does not guarantee the availability, functionality, or effectiveness of any optimization on microprocessors not manufactured by Intel. Microprocessor-dependent optimizations in this product are intended for use with Intel microprocessors. Certain optimizations not specific to Intel microarchitecture are reserved for Intel microprocessors. Please refer to the applicable product User and Reference Guides for more information regarding the specific instruction sets covered by this notice.

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