4.2.8. Platform detection and selection

RealView ICE provides support for a number of development boards. See the downloads section in http://www.arm.com/support/ for ARM technical support.

For more information on the various platforms supported, see also the ARM RealView ICE v3.3 Release Notes.

There are two methods available for platform detection and selection:

Autodetection

You can use the autodetection feature so that RealView ICE automatically searches for and identifies the platform that is connected to it. To do this, click the Auto Configure button after you have added your devices to the scan chain. The Auto Configure Scan Chain dialog box displays, and you must confirm whether you want to proceed. See Figure 4.22.

Figure 4.22. Automatic platform configuration

Automatic platform configuration

If you click OK, autoconfiguration occurs.

If RealView ICE detects any platform(s), and if the devices in the scan chain match one or more platforms, the Select Platform dialog box displays, showing a list of the closest platform matches. See Figure 4.23.

Figure 4.23. Closest platform matches

Closest platform matches

Select your platform from the list and click OK. This causes the entire platform configuration (that is, for the scan chain, Advanced settings and trace delays) to be loaded. See Figure 4.24.

Figure 4.24. Platform configuration and identification

Platform configuration and identification

After the platform configuration’s installation is complete, the control pane shows the revised scan chain device/platform configuration in use and the name of the loaded platform. The tree diagram also reflects the new configuration.

Note

After the installation is complete, you cannot add, move or remove any devices.

During the configuration process, the label on the Select Platform... button changes to read as Clear Platform. If you want to return your RealView ICE unit to a known state for any reason, click the Clear Platform button to revert all settings to their default values.

Manual selection

For platforms that cannot be detected automatically, you can perform a manual selection from a list of supported platforms. To do this, click the Select Platform... button from the Debug System pane of the RVConfig dialog box, and the Select Platform dialog box displays, similar to the one shown in Figure 4.25.

Figure 4.25. List of supported platforms

List of supported platforms

In the Select Platform dialog box, select your platform and click OK. This causes the entire platform configuration to be loaded, in a similar manner as that described in Autodetection.

Note

After the installation is complete, you cannot add, move or remove any devices.

During the configuration process, the label on the Select Platform... button changes to read as Clear Platform. If you want to return your RealView ICE unit to a known state for any reason, click the Clear Platform button to revert all settings to their default values.

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