ARM Technical Support Knowledge Articles

How do I configure RVD v4.0/RVI v3.3 to debug the PB1176?

Applies to: PB1176, RealView Development Suite (RVDS), RealView ICE and Trace (RVI / RVT)


The ARM1176JZF-S Development Chip integrated on the PB1176 can be configured as a traditional or a CoreSight JTAG system based design.

For system level debug on the PB1176, the system must be configured as a CoreSight system by placing a jumper on J1.

This Knowledge Article explains how to configure RealView Debugger v4.0 (RVD v4.0) and RealView ICE v3.3 (RVI v3.3) for system level debug on the PB1176.

The following software must be installed in order to perform system level debug on the PB1176 platform:

  • RealView Development Suite (RVDS) v4.0 or RVDS v4.0 Pro 
  • RVI v3.3 Firmware 3.3.0 build 948 or later 

To obtain the latest patches for RVDS v4.0/RVDS v4.0 Pro, visit the ARM Technical Support web pages:

The following steps are needed to configure the RVD 4.0/RVI 3.3 interface to debug the PB1176 development board:

RVI Configuration:

  1. Connect the RVI unit to the "JTAG ICE" port (J12 on the PB1176) .
  2. Power up the PB1176 and the RVI unit.
  3. Start RVD. Select Target → Connect to Target from the Menu. This opens the RVD connection control window.
  4. In the RVD connection control window, click on the "Add" button next to "RealView ICE". This opens the "RVConfig" window.
  5. In "RVConfig" select your RVI unit from the list displayed and click the "Connect" button.
  6. Click "Select Platform", expand the "ARM" option and select "PB1176(CoreSight)". This will result in the scan chain shown in Figure 1 being found.

    Figure 1
  7. In the "RVConfig" window select the File tab, Save and Exit.

RVD Configuration:

  1. The RVD connection control window should now show all of the devices in the scan chain, except for the ARMCS-DP.
  2. Double click on ARM1176JZF-JTAG-AP to connect.

Attachments: platform_pb1176_coresight.png

Article last edited on: 2009-04-14 15:25:24

Rate this article

Disagree? Move your mouse over the bar and click

Did you find this article helpful? Yes No

How can we improve this article?

Link to this article
Copyright © 2011 ARM Limited. All rights reserved. External (Open), Non-Confidential