3.7.1. Making a connection from the Connect to Target window

To connect to a target:

  1. Select Target → Connect to Target... from the Code window main menu to open the Connect to Target window. Figure 3.10 shows an example:

    Figure 3.10. Debug interfaces in the Connect to Target window

    Debug interfaces in the Connect to Target window

  2. A Debug Interface requires initial configuration before you can connect to any targets on your development platform. However, the RealView Instruction Set Simulator (RVISS) Debug Interface has a default Debug Configuration.

    • If you want to use the default RVISS Debug Configuration, then no additional configuration is required.

    • If you want to connect to a target on any other Debug Interface, or you want to connect to a different RVISS simulated target, then create a new Debug Configuration before you continue with the next step.


    Some ISSMs are provided with RVDS and RVDS Professional.

    Some RTSMs and are provided with RVDS Professional.

  3. Select the required target grouping in the Grouped By field, either:

    • Target

    • Configuration.


    RealView Debugger remembers the chosen grouping when you exit. ARM recommends that you use the Configuration grouping if you intend to maintain multiple configurations. For some interfaces, such as Real-Time System Model (RTSM), Model Library, and RealView ICE), the Target view imposes unacceptable performance overheads when there are a number of configurations under the interface.

  4. Expand the Debug Interface.

  5. If you selected the Configuration grouping, expand the Debug Configuration. Otherwise, skip this step.

    The list of targets available through the chosen Debug Configuration is expanded, and the connection state of each target is shown (see Figure 3.11).

    Figure 3.11. Targets in a Debug Configuration

    Targets in a Debug Configuration

  6. Double-click on the target to which you want to connect.

    For example, ARM926EJ-S_0 as shown in Figure 3.11.

    RealView Debugger connects to the target, and the connection state changes to Connected.

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