The is the i.MX RT1020 Evaluation Kit, a 2-layer, low cost through-hole, USB-powered PCB, which recently I had the chance to test drive.
On June 2018, NXP released an addition to their i.MX RT Series, the i.MX RT1020, which main differences with the other products of the series are, the removal of the support for graphics and the availability on LQFP package, all while maintaining the high performance with the Arm Cortex-M7 core at up to 500 MHz.
Other important differentiation is the cost, the MPU itself is extremely low cost; and the solutions that enables are also, per example by allowing two-layer PCB designs.
The i.MX RT1020 Evaluation Kit box contains the board, USB cable and the printed sheet, which should be enough to get you up and running.
The printed instructions included are very straightforward, having the description of the board and the preloaded demo, which is only a flashing LED when the board is powered; a very simple demo that basically just tells that the board is alive.
It gets more interesting when starting to run other demos, which is what the “Getting Started” section is for. This guide does a good job taking you to that point.
If you want to save a couple minutes, go straight to the step “2. Get Software”, and follow the video or written instructions, I anticipate that you will not have any trouble whatsoever to get through it, and once you finish with this step, you’ll have all the required set up to start compiling and running the different demos that are available, which is basically the next step of the guide “3. Build, Run”.
By now, you are on a point in which you can start “messing” around with your own code, after choosing one of the complementary demos, that is unless you prefer to start from scratch.