This plug-in enables you to use the popular Eclipse Integrated Development Environment (IDE), which allows for development using the Yocto Project® all within the Eclipse IDE. You can work within Eclipse to cross-compile, deploy, and execute your output into a QEMU emulation session as well as onto actual target hardware.

The environment also supports performance enhancing tools that allow you to perform remote profiling, tracing, collection of power data, collection of latency data, and collection of performance data.

Once you enable the plug-in, standard Eclipse functions automatically use the cross-toolchain and target system libraries. You can build applications using any of these libraries.

For more information on the Eclipse plug-in, see the Working Within Eclipse section in the Yocto Project Application Development and the Extensible Software Development Kit (eSDK) manual.