RealView® Compilation Tools Developer Guide

Version 4.0

Table of Contents

About this book
Intended audience
Using this book
Typographical conventions
Further reading
Feedback on RealView Compilation Tools
Feedback on this book
1. Introduction
1.1. About RealView Compilation Tools
1.2. Using the examples
2. Developing for ARM Processors
2.1. About the ARM architectures
2.1.1. Multiprocessing systems
2.1.2. Tightly coupled memory
2.1.3. Memory management
2.1.4. Thumb-2
2.1.5. Floating-point build options
2.2. ARM architecture v4T
2.2.1. Key features
2.2.2. Alignment support
2.2.3. Endian support
2.3. ARM architecture v5TE
2.3.1. Key features
2.3.2. Alignment support
2.3.3. Endian support
2.4. ARM architecture v6
2.4.1. Key features
2.4.2. Alignment support
2.4.3. Endian support
2.5. ARM architecture v6-M
2.5.1. Key features
2.5.2. Alignment support
2.5.3. Endian support
2.6. ARM architecture v7-A
2.6.1. Key features
2.6.2. Alignment support
2.6.3. Endian support
2.7. ARM architecture v7-R
2.7.1. Key features
2.7.2. Alignment support
2.7.3. Endian support
2.8. ARM architecture v7-M
2.8.1. Key features
2.8.2. Alignment support
2.8.3. Endian support
3. Embedded Software Development
3.1. About embedded software development
3.1.1. Example code
3.2. Default compilation tool behavior
3.2.1. C library structure
3.2.2. Default memory map
3.2.3. Application startup
3.3. Tailoring the C library to your target hardware
3.4. Tailoring the image memory map to your target hardware
3.4.1. Scatter‑loading description file
3.4.2. Root regions
3.4.3. Placing the stack and heap
3.5. Reset and initialization
3.5.1. The vector table
3.5.2. ROM and RAM remapping
3.5.3. Local memory setup considerations
3.5.4. Stack pointer initialization
3.5.5. Hardware initialization
3.5.6. Execution mode considerations
3.6. Target hardware and the memory map
4. Mixing C, C++, and Assembly Language
4.1. Using instruction intrinsics, inline and embedded assembler
4.2. Accessing C global variables from assembly code
4.3. Using C header files from C++
4.3.1. Including system C header files
4.3.2. Including your own C header files
4.4. Calling between C, C++, and ARM assembly language
4.4.1. General rules for calling between languages
4.4.2. Information specific to C++
4.4.3. Examples of calling between languages
5. Interworking ARM and Thumb
5.1. About interworking
5.1.1. When to use interworking
5.2. Assembly language interworking
5.3. C and C++ interworking
5.3.1. Pointers to functions in Thumb state
5.3.2. Using two versions of the same function
5.4. Interworking examples
6. Handling Processor Exceptions
6.1. About processor exceptions
6.2. ARMv6 and earlier, ARMv7-A and ARMv7-R profiles
6.2.1. Types of exception
6.2.2. The vector table
6.2.3. Processor modes and registers
6.2.4. Handling an exception
6.2.5. Reset handlers
6.2.6. Data Abort handler
6.2.7. Interrupt handlers
6.2.8. SVC handlers
6.2.9. Prefetch Abort handler
6.2.10. Undefined instruction handlers
6.3. ARMv6-M and ARMv7-M profiles
6.3.1. Main and Process Stacks
6.3.2. Types of exception
6.3.3. The vector table
6.3.4. The Nested Vectored Interrupt Controller
6.3.5. Handling an exception
6.3.6. Configuring the System Control Space registers
6.3.7. Configuring individual IRQs
6.3.8. Supervisor calls
6.3.9. System timer
7. Debug Communications Channel
7.1. About the Debug Communications Channel
7.2. DCC communication between target and host debug tools
7.2.1. Interrupt‑driven debug communications
7.3. Access from Thumb state
8. Semihosting
8.1. About semihosting
8.1.1. What is semihosting?
8.1.2. The semihosting interface
8.2. Semihosting implementation
8.2.1. RealView ARMulator ISS
8.2.2. RealView ICE
8.2.3. Instruction Set System Model
8.2.4. RealMonitor
8.3. Semihosting operations
8.3.1. angel_SWIreason_EnterSVC (0x17)
8.3.2. angel_SWIreason_ReportException (0x18)
8.3.3. SYS_CLOSE (0x02)
8.3.4. SYS_CLOCK (0x10)
8.3.5. SYS_ELAPSED (0x30)
8.3.6. SYS_ERRNO (0x13)
8.3.7. SYS_FLEN (0x0C)
8.3.8. SYS_GET_CMDLINE (0x15)
8.3.9. SYS_HEAPINFO (0x16)
8.3.10. SYS_ISERROR (0x08)
8.3.11. SYS_ISTTY (0x09)
8.3.12. SYS_OPEN (0x01)
8.3.13. SYS_READ (0x06)
8.3.14. SYS_READC (0x07)
8.3.15. SYS_REMOVE (0x0E)
8.3.16. SYS_RENAME (0x0F)
8.3.17. SYS_SEEK (0x0A)
8.3.18. SYS_SYSTEM (0x12)
8.3.19. SYS_TICKFREQ (0x31)
8.3.20. SYS_TIME (0x11)
8.3.21. SYS_TMPNAM (0x0D)
8.3.22. SYS_WRITE (0x05)
8.3.23. SYS_WRITEC (0x03)
8.3.24. SYS_WRITE0 (0x04)
8.4. Debug agent interaction SVCs

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Revision History
Revision AAugust 2002Release 1.2
Revision BJanuary 2003Release 2.0
Revision CSeptember 2003Release 2.0.1 for ARM® RealView® Developer Suite
Revision DJanuary 2004Release 2.1 for RealView Developer Suite
Revision EDecember 2004Release 2.2 for RealView Developer Suite
Revision FMay 2005Release 2.2 SP1 for RealView Developer Suite
Revision GMarch 2006Release 3.0 for RealView Development Suite
Revision HMarch 2007Release 3.1 for RealView Development Suite
Revision ISeptember 2008Release 4.0 for RealView Development Suite
Revision I23 January 2009Update 1 for RealView Development Suite v4.0
Revision J10 December 2010Update 2 for RealView Development Suite v4.0
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