17.3.3. Creating and naming a board, chip, or component

To configure your target, within the *.bcd file that you created in Creating a *.bcd file, you must create a BOARD, a CHIP, or a COMPONENT group. RealView Debugger uses these groups in the same way regardless of which type you use. It is however recommended that you use them as follows so that it is clear what the group describes:


Target boards as a whole, including the effect of glue logic implementing memory maps and small peripheral components.


Significant devices on a target board, especially where you might use the device on more than one board, or where the device is in itself complex.


Other components not covered by the above.

To create a group:

  1. Right-click on the name of the *.bcd file. For example, right-click on the entry ...\MCU.bcd, shown in Figure 17.5.

    Figure 17.5. Adding a new group to a *.bcd file

    Adding a new group to a *.bcd file
  2. Select Make New Group... to display the Group Type/Name selector dialog.

  3. Select the type of group you want to use from BOARD, CHIP, or COMPONENT. For this example, select a Group Type of CHIP.

  4. In the Group Name data field change the name from new to something suitable for your target, using only alphanumeric characters, underscore _, and dash -. For this example, enter the name ARM7TDMI.

  5. Click OK to create the group. It is initially displayed collapsed, so you must click on the icon to display the group, shown in Figure 17.6.

    Figure 17.6. Viewing the new group in the *.bcd file

    Viewing the new group in the *.bcd file
  6. Select File → Save and Close.

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