Nsight Tegra 1.6, Visual Studio Edition


NVIDIA Nsight Tegra is a full Android development environment that is integrated into Visual Studio.

This user guide covers the functions of Nsight Tegra and outlines how you can use Nsight Tegra to debug your Android applications.

Getting Started

Installing Nsight Tegra with TADP

The Tegra Android Development Pack (TADP) is NVIDIA's simplified solution for Android developers, providing you with a single installer that manages the complex setup environment for you on Windows 7 (32/64-bit), Mac OS X, and Ubuntu Linux (32 bit/x64). Nsight Tegra is included with TADP, to help you debug your Android applications.

Development tools installed include the following: Android SDK, Android NDK, JDK, Eclipse, CDT, ADT, Apache Ant and NVIDIA Debug Manager for Eclipse.

After you download and install TADP from http://developer.nvidia.com/develop4tegra, you should have a fully-configured Android development environment ready for development, as well as the additional Tegra specific tools required to do in-depth debugging and analysis on Tegra devices.

If you are developing on a Tegra Development Kit, please download the latest OS Image and flash the device. This will ensure you have the most up-to-date system with the latest optimizations. (For more specific information, see Getting Started with Tegra Android Development.) 

Installing Nsight Tegra without TADP

Nsight Tegra can also be run as a standalone application, without installing the entire TADP package. In order to do so, your machine needs to be running Visual Studio, and have the following environment variables set: 

Software Requirements

The following components are automatically installed with the Tegra Android Development Pack. However, if you are running Nsight Tegra without TADP, you'll need to verify that each of the items below has also been installed:

.NET Framework v4.5 http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?id=17851
MS Visual Studio 2010 SP1, 2012, or 2013 Professional (or higher) Editions Available via MSDN subscription downloads.
Android SDK r21 or newer http://developer.android.com/sdk/index.html
Android NDK r8e - r9d http://developer.android.com/sdk/ndk/index.html
Latest JDK 6 or 7 http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/java/javase/downloads/index.html
Apache ANT 1.9.1 or higher http://ant.apache.org/bindownload.cgi

First Use

After installing both TADP and Nsight Tegra, open Visual Studio, and you will see that the NVIDIA Tegra Device Toolbar has been added.

You can now begin using Nsight Tegra to debug your Android applications.

Note: Do not untoggle the "Deploy APK on Debug" button on the right. For more information on the toolbar icons and what they mean, see NVIDIA Tegra Device Toolbar.




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