3.1.1. The Connect to Target window

The Connect to Target window in RealView Debugger lists the Debug Interfaces that are currently installed on your workstation. An example Connect to Target window is shown in Figure 3.1.

Figure 3.1. Example Connect to Target window

Example Connect to Target window

You can use the Connect to Target window to perform all tasks related to target connection.


RealView Debugger remembers the last 10 target connections that you made. These connections are listed in the Home Page tab of the Code window, and in the Recent Connections menu that is available from the Target menu.

Debug Interfaces

The following Debug Interfaces are available:

Hardware Debug Interfaces

The RealView ICE Debug Interface is available if installed, which enables you to debug hardware through a RealView ICE unit.


This document assumes that you have installed the host software and firmware for RealView ICE v3.3. However, you must purchase RealView ICE separately.

Software Debug Interfaces

The following software Debug Interfaces are available:

  • RealView ARMulator ISS, to connect to RealView ARMulator® ISS (RVISS) simulated processors. RVISS is always installed with RealView Debugger.

  • Instruction Set System Model (ISSM), to connect to simulated Cortex™ processors. ISSM is always installed with RealView Debugger.

  • SoC Designer, to connect to RealView SoC Designer models. You must purchase the RealView SoC Designer application separately.

  • Real-Time System Model (RTSM), to connect to models of real-time systems.


    Be aware that Emulation Baseboard (EB) RTSMs are not intended to be software implementations of particular revisions of EB hardware.

Target groupings

Each Debug Interface contains one or more Debug Configurations. A Debug Configuration identifies the targets that are available on the associated development platform. You can display the targets using the following groupings:


All the targets are shown as a single list in each Debug Interface. The targets are listed in the order of the associated Configuration name, shown in Figure 3.2.

Figure 3.2. Example Connect to Target window (Target group)

Example Connect to Target window (Target group)


The targets are listed under the name of the associated Debug Configuration, shown in Figure 3.3. You can have multiple Debug Configurations for the same development platform. If you have multiple debugging platforms, then you must create a separate Debug Configuration for each platform. A Debug Configuration enables you to set up a custom debugging environment

Figure 3.3. Example Connect to Target window (Configuration group)

Example Connect to Target window (Configuration group)

Additional connection features

The Connect to Target window also contains additional features that enable you to:

  • configure a selected Debug Interface

  • connect and disconnect all targets for a selected Debug Configuration

  • connect and disconnect using different modes.

See also

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