3.2 Installing DS-5

DS-5 32-bit and 64-bit install packages are available for Windows and Linux platforms.

The main advantage of using a 64-bit version of DS-5 is that the binaries provided with 64-bit versions are capable of processing larger data sets before hitting per-process memory limits. On Linux, 64-bit tools have fewer operating system compatibility issues.


Although you can install 32-bit versions of DS-5™ on 64-bit platforms, it is recommended to install 64-bit versions of DS-5 on 64-bit operating systems.

Installing on Linux

To install DS-5 on Linux, run (not source) install.sh and follow the on-screen instructions.
Installing device drivers and desktop shortcuts is optional. The device drivers allow USB connection to DSTREAM and RVI debug hardware units. The desktop menu is created using the http://www.freedesktop.org/ menu system on supported Linux platforms. If you want to install these features post-install, using root privileges, run run_post_install_for_ARM_DS-5.sh script available in the install directory.


Tools installed by both the 32-bit and 64-bit installers have dependencies on 32-bit system libraries. You must ensure that 32-bit compatibility libraries are installed when using DS-5 on 64-bit Linux host platforms. DS-5 tools may fail to run or report errors about missing libraries if 32-bit compatibility libraries are not installed.
There are known issues when running DS-5 32-bit binaries on 64-bit Ubuntu host platforms.
The ARM Knowledgebase contains information which may help you troubleshoot these issues: http://infocenter.arm.com/help/index.jsp?topic=/com.arm.doc.faqs/ka14522.html


On Linux, you can use suite_exec to configure the environment variables correctly for DS-5. For example, run <DS-5 install_directory>/bin/suite_exec <shell> to open a shell with the PATH and other environment variables correctly configured. Run suite_exec with no arguments for more help.

Installing on Windows

To install DS-5 on Windows, run setup.exe and follow the on-screen instructions.
During installation, you may be prompted to install device drivers. These drivers allow USB connections to DSTREAM, RVI, and Energy Probe hardware units. They also support networking for the simulation models. It is recommended to install these drivers if you intend to use these features.


You can safely ignore warnings displayed when these drivers are installed and continue with the installation.
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