10.4.5. Breakpoint Value Registers

The DBGBVR characteristics are:


Holds a value for use in breakpoint matching, either an instruction address or a Context ID. See the ARM Architecture Reference Manual for more information about the address used.

Usage constraints

Used in conjunction with a DBGBCR, see Breakpoint Control Registers. Each DBGBVR is associated with a DBGBCR to form a Breakpoint Register Pair (BRP). DBGBVRn is associated with DBGBCRn to form BRPn.


The processor implements 6 BRPs, and is specified by the DBGDIDR.BRPs field, see Debug ID Register.


See the register summary in Table 10.1. The debug logic reset value of a DBGBVR is UNK.

Figure 10.6 shows the DBGBVR bit assignments.

Figure 10.6. DBGBVR bit assignments

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Table 10.6 shows the DBGBVR bit assignments when the register is used for address comparison.

Table 10.6. DBGBVR bit assignments when register is used for address comparison

[31:2]Instruction address[31:2]

This field indicates bits[31:2] of the address value for comparison


This field must be written as 0b00, otherwise the generation of Breakpoint debug events is unpredictable

Table 10.7 shows the DBGBVR bit assignments when the register is used for Context ID comparison.

Table 10.7. Breakpoint Value Register bit assignments when register is used for Context ID comparison

[31:0]Context ID[31:0]

This field indicates bits[31:0] of the Context ID value for comparison

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