System requirements

To install and use DS-5, you must have a minimum specification of computer with a dual core 2GHz processor (or equivalent) and 2GB of RAM. 4GB or more of RAM is recommended to improve performance when debugging large images, using models with large simulated memory maps, or when using ARM Streamline™ Performance Analyzer.

A full installation requires approximately 1.5 GB of hard disk space.

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DS-5 is supported (except where specified) on 32-bit and 64-bit versions of the following platforms (and service packs):

  • Windows XP Professional service pack 3 (32-bit only)

  • Windows 7 Professional

  • Windows 7 Enterprise

  • Windows Server 2003 (ARM Compiler only)

  • Windows Server 2008 (ARM Compiler only)

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 Desktop and Workstation option, Standard.

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Android and ARM Linux application debug require gdbserver to be available on your target. The recommended version of gdbserver is 6.8. gdbserver 7.0 executables built for ARMv4T™, ARMv5T™, and Thumb®-2 architectures are provided with DS-5 in the install_directory\arm directory. DS-5 Debugger is unable to provide reliable multi-threaded debug support with gdbserver versions prior to 6.8.

DS-5 Debugger supports debugging ARM Linux kernel versions 2.6.28 to 2.6.36. Other kernel versions might work, but have not been tested. The minimum ARM Linux kernel version for use with ARM Streamline Performance Analyzer is 2.6.32. Application debug on Symmetric Multi-Processing (SMP) systems requires ARM Linux kernel version 2.6.36 or later.

ARM Linux kernel and bare-metal debugging require the use of a DSTREAM or RVI unit with the latest firmware for DS-5 target connections. Use the debug hardware configuration utilities to check the firmware version that is currently installed and update it if necessary. Updated firmware is available in the install_directory/sw/debughw/firmware directory.

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