Codescape MIPS SDK

Codescape MIPS SDK is a highly integrated suite of tools to facilitate silicon bring-up, debug, and development of bare metal and GNU Linux applications on MIPS simulators and development boards. Built and shipped directly by MIPS, the SDK supports the latest architectural developments in MIPS cores up to MIPSR6 ISA with MSA extensions including some features which have not yet been integrated into upstream tools. We aim to provide the best available integration and testing for our latest technology and support for MIPS development tools.


Codescape DebuggerCodescape Debugger – fast, fully-featured graphical debug environment.
Codescape Console – command line interface for Codescape EJTAG probes.
Codescape For Eclipse – fast, fully-featured Eclipse based IDE.
codescape gcc toolchainsCodescape GNU Toolchain – Linux and ‘bare metal’ embedded GCC-based toolchains.
MIPS insider forumsCommunity support is offered through the MIPS Insider forums. Or login to your MIPS Partner Portal account to seek paid support.

Supported Host Operating Systems

All SDK packages are available for, and tested on Windows 64-bit, Windows 32-bit, Linux 32-bit and Linux 64-bit operating systems.

The following host platforms are recommended

Windows 10 iconWindows 10 (64-bit)
Ubuntu_logoLinux: Ubuntu 16.04 (64-bit) and CentOS 7 (64-bit)

Release Notes & License information for SDK v2.0.0

  • Professional and Essential editions of the SDK have been merged into one free SDK. It is recommended that you completely uninstall the previous SDK before installing this one.
  • IASim simulator is not part of the SDK. For access to IASim, please contact MIPS Sales.
  • Codescape For Eclipse v8.6.6 is released as part of the SDK

The full SDK v2.0.0 Release Notes & License information can be seen here.

Download links

Please check the frequently asked questions page if you face any issues during the installation.

Online installers

These are only 5Mbyte and only the selected components are downloaded and installed during the installation.

Windows 10 iconWindows (64-bit)  Web Installer               Windows (32-bit) Web Installer
Ubuntu_logoLinux (64-bit)  Web Installer                     Linux (32-bit) Web Installer

Offline Installer

These are ~ 3Gbyte and include all components in one installer file.

Windows 10 iconWindows (64-bit) Offline Installer                    Windows (32-bit) Offline Installer
Ubuntu_logoLinux (64-bit) Offline Installer                          Linux (32-bit) Offline Installer

Supported Cores

MIPS Warrior Series 6 CPU IP Cores: P-Class: P6600 I-Class: I6400, I6500 M-Class: M6200, M6250

MIPS Warrior Series 5 CPU IP Cores: M-Class: M5100 and M5150 P-Class: P5600

MIPS Aptiv Family CPU IP Cores: M-Class: microAptiv I-Class: interAptiv P-Class: proAptiv

MIPS Classic Legacy CPU IP Cores: 4k, M4k, M14k, 24k, 34k, 74k, 1004k, 1074k

Legacy SDK installers

Older versions of the SDK can be downloaded from here.


For the range of MIPS debugger probes please click here.