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Debug tool supports TI OMAP3, DaVinci

Posted: 22 Aug 2008 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:debug tool? processor? application processor? TI OMAP3?

ARM has developed a debug support for the Cortex-A9 processor with the release of version 3.3 of its RealView ICE run control unit. The new version also supports Texas Instruments OMAP3 and DaVinci platforms and the ARM1176JZF-S platform, which in addition to support for the Freeescale i.MX31 application processors, further enhances the benefits of the RealView debug tools.

Supported operations of the RealView ICE 3.include auto detection, manual selection, debug enabling on connect and reset and watchdog support for ARM PB1176JZF-S platforms.

Release 3.3 of the RealView ICE firmware incorporates new features, including delivery for the first time with RealView ICE, of the ARM CoreSight Access Tool for low-level interrogation of CoreSight systems. It also offers enhanced configuration and display of CoreSight systems including auto-associations performed for simple trace topologies, visual display of CoreSight components as children of their respective debug.

In addition, the latest release also delivers support for the host software on a wider range of platforms, which now include Microsoft Windows Vista, Windows XP and Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5; including Linux USB support for run control and trace functionality. It also features access points and GUI editor for defining trace associations and an AMBA AHB download utility, which enables fast download to devices connected to the JTAG-AP in CoreSight systems.

The release will be available from the middle of August and customers will be able to order RVI 3.3 from local authorized RealView development tools distributor.

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