Configuring a target processor for virtual Ethernet

For applications on your target to communicate over your network, you must configure virtual Ethernet on the target processor. This is required if the target does not have its own Ethernet hardware, or if its drivers have not yet been written.


The network settings are supported only on ARM7, ARM9, ARM11, and ARM SecurCore processors using JTAG. They are not supported on CoreSight systems.

To configure virtual Ethernet for a target processor:

  1. Open the RVConfig utility.

  2. Either:

    • connect to and configure a debug hardware connection to create a new debug hardware configuration file

    • open an existing debug hardware configuration file.

  3. Connect to the required debug hardware unit.

  4. Select the Devices node in the tree diagram.

  5. Select the processor that want to configured for virtual Ethernet.

  6. Set the network settings as required. The following table shows an example:

    Table 2. Items for configuring static IP addresses

    Device settingExample
    IP Address110.35.3.21
    Network Mask255.255.255.0
    Default Gateway110.35.3.254

  7. Select Save from the File menu to save the changes.

  8. Select Exit from the File menu to close the RVConfig utility.

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