Developer Tools

MIPS provides a complete portfolio of development tools to address all stages of product development. Whether you require state-of-the-art compiler technology, embedded RTOS and Linux support, EJTAG probes, or development boards, MIPS has the tools and software to address your development needs. A complete development environment consists of multiple components including but not limited to:

  • Compiler
    • Codescape GNU Toolchain
  • Hardware Debugger Probes
    • Codescape Sysprobe
  • Software Debugging Environment
    • Codescape Console
    • Codescape Debugger
  • Integrated Development Environment
    • Codescape For Eclipse
  • Simulators
    • IASim
  • OS
    • RTOSes
    • Linux
    • Android

There are also a number of third party vendors tools which support MIPS processors.

Further details can be found in individual pages below.

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.

Codescape MIPS SDK
Boot Loaders

MIPS develops and maintains the GNU Compiler Collection (GCC). A wide range of other industry leading compilers are also available for MIPS processors.

Boot Loaders
MIPS Debug Probes

MIPS develops and manufactures the SysProbe with support for MIPS (E)JTAG and cJTAG serial protocols. The probes support all the latest MIPS cores in the MIPS32, MIPS64 and microMIPS families.

Debug Probes

MIPS uses Embedded Microprocessor Benchmark Consortium (EEMBC) benchmarking tools extensively for our in-house developed and published benchmark results.

Codescape Debugger

Fully supporting all MIPS architectural features, Codescape Debugger enables developers to make the most of software running on MIPS cores.

Codescape Debugger
Codescape Console

MIPS supplies a stand-alone, command-line interface that enables direct access to all Codescape debug probes. Supplied with comprehensive command reference documentation and examples, it enables development of functionally-complex scripts for performance optimization, testing, and low-level debug.

Codescape Console
Codescape For Eclipse

Codescape for Eclipse is a complete software development environment that provides a fully functional C and C++ Integrated Development Environment based on the popular Eclipse IDE platform.

Codescape For Eclipse

MIPS offers open-source and commercial software simulator packages. These simulators can be extended and integrated with other technologies to form a complete heterogeneous simulation environment. All MIPS simulators are carefully verified to be architecturally compliant.


Linux on MIPS provides a complete Linux system for MIPS based processors, with support included in the Linux kernel and distributions including Debian, OpenWRT, Buildroot, Yocto and GENTOO.

MIPS Linux