10.4 Setting up Energy Probe
It is critical that you set up your Energy Probe correctly. Failure to do so can result in missing power data in Streamline, and, in some cases, damage to your target.
Figure 10-3 Connection to target
To set up Energy Probe, follow these steps:
Connect your target to your host through a USB port.
If necessary, install drivers using the standard Windows driver
When first plugging in the Energy Probe on Windows, the LED
flashes RED at approximately one second intervals. This indicates the USB
enumeration has failed and that you must install the driver.
If prompted to locate the driver file, select the ARM_EnergyProbe.inf configuration file, which is located in
When you have installed the drivers, and Energy Probe is
operating correctly, the LED remains green.
To set it up on Linux Ubuntu, enter the following command:
sudo apt-get install libudev-dev
On Linux Ubuntu, you must do either of the following for Energy Probe to
successfully use the device:
Change the permissions of the tty device. To do this, enter the following
Add yourself to the same group as the tty device. To do
this, enter the following command:
usermod -a -G
dialout is the usual name of the group for
If you attach a probe to the target with the channel wire connector
the wrong way around, this causes the LED to turn red and blink. This does not
damage your target or the Energy Probe but it does not provide useful data. If
this happens, disconnect all Energy Probes and wait until the LED changes to
green, then reattach them one by one and make sure you reverse any probe that
caused the LED to change to red. When you have attached the Energy Probe
correctly, the LED remains green.
NoteIn case of low
consumption, it is possible that the LED remains red even if the connection
is correct. This might happen if the target device is
If your target has headers available for power or energy metering, attach the
ground wire, then attach the probes.
Attach the probes.
Make sure that the probe polarity is correct by observing whether the LED
changes from green to red. The probe white wire is V+. The black wire is