3.4.3. Making a connection

This tutorial uses the localhost (RVISS) Target Access. However, if you want to connect to a hardware target, first make sure your debug hardware and target system are powered on, and configured as described in your debug hardware User Guide.

To connect to a debug target, do the following:

  1. In the Connection Control window (see Figure 3.2), select the Target Access for the type of target to which you want to connect.

    For example, select the localhost Target Access to connect to a RealView ARMulator® ISS (RVISS) target.

  2. Click Open Target Access to show the target processors available for the connection.

    For RVISS, the target is called new_arm.

  3. Select the target processor to which you want to connect.

    For RVISS, select new_arm.

  4. Click Connect to connect to that processor.

With the connection established, your Code window is updated:

For RVISS, a new connection is created, called Simarm_0, and the connection information in the Code window title bar changes to:


The default configuration files installed as part of the base product enable you to connect to an ARM7TDMI core using RVISS on your local workstation.


If you are licensed to work in multiprocessor debugging mode, another new_arm entry appears for you to make more connections using RVISS.

If you are always debugging code on the same target you can configure RealView Debugger to make the same connection automatically each time it starts. See the chapter that describes connecting to targets in the RealView Debugger v3.0 User Guide for details.

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