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FreeRTOS is an open-source real-time operating system.
DS-5 Debugger provides the following support for debugging FreeRTOS:
To enable FreeRTOS support in DS-5™ Debugger, in the Debug Configuration dialog, select FreeRTOS in the OS tab. Debugger support is activated when FreeRTOS is initialized on the target device.
When building your FreeRTOS image, ensure that the following compiler flags are set:
If these flags are set incorrectly, FreeRTOS support might fail to activate in DS-5 Debugger. See the documentation supplied with FreeRTOS to view the details of these flags.