11.53 Debug Hardware Firmware Installer view

Use the Debug Hardware Firmware Installer view to update the firmware for your debug hardware.

To access the Debug Hardware Firmware Installer view, from the main menu, select Window > Show View > Other > DS-5 Debugger > Debug Hardware Firmware Installer.
A debug hardware unit stores templates for each supported device. Each template defines how to communicate with the device and the settings that you can configure for that device. The templates are provided in a firmware file.
ARM® periodically releases updates and patches to the firmware that is installed on a debug hardware unit. Each update or patch is released as a firmware file. These updates or patches might extend the capabilities of your debug hardware, or might fix an issue that has become apparent.
In DS-5, the latest firmware files are available at: DS-5_install_directory\sw\debughw\firmware\
Figure 11-59 Debug Hardware Firmware Installer
Debug Hardware Firmware Installer

Debug Hardware Firmware Installer view options

Select Debug Hardware
The currently selected debug hardware. You can either enter the IP address or host name of the debug hardware unit, or use the Browse button and select the debug hardware unit.
Browse
Click to display the Connection Browser dialog. Use it to browse and select the debug hardware unit in your local network or one that is connected to a USB port on the host workstation.
Identify
Click to visually identify your debug hardware unit using the indicators available on the debug hardware. On RVI™, all LEDs on the front panel flash during identification. On DSTREAM™ , the DSTREAM logo flashes during identification.
Connect
Click to connect to your debug hardware. Once connected, the dialog shows the current firmware status.
Select Firmware Update File
Use the Browse button and select the firmware file. Once the file is selected, the dialog shows the selected firmware update file details.
Browse
Click to browse and select the firmware file.
Clear
Click to clear the currently selected debug hardware and firmware file.
Install
Click to install the firmware file on the selected debug hardware.

Firmware file format

Firmware files have the following syntax: ARM-RVI-N.n.p-bld-type.unit
N.n.p
Is the version of the firmware. For example, 4.5.0 is the first release of firmware version 4.5.
build
Is a build number.
Type
Is either:
base
The first release of the firmware for version N.n.
patch
Updates to the corresponding N.n release of the firmware.
unit
Identifies the debug hardware unit, and is one of:
dstream
for a DSTREAM debug and trace unit.
rvi
for an RVI debug unit.
Related reference
11.52 Debug Hardware Configure IP view
11.54 Connection Browser dialog box
10.16 Updating multiple debug hardware units
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