C7000 Debugger

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C7000 Debugger
Easy high-level and assembler debugging
Interface to all compilers
RTOS awareness
Display of internal and external peripherals at a logical level
Flash programming
Powerful script language
Onchip breakpoints and trigger
Onchip trace
Fast snapshots and spotpoints
Multiprocessor debugging
Multicore debugging
Software compatible to all TRACE32 tools


C7000 DSP Ecosystem

RTOS Support

Hardware-based Debugger

The C7000 is usually debugged as part of an Arm Cortex-based multicore chip. In these cases, it is sufficient to extend the TRACE32 Debug Cable by a C7000 A-license. However, it is also possible to debug a pure C7000 chip.

Target Adaptation for TI C2000/C5000/C6000/C7000 DSP


Generic Debug Features

Logical Display of Peripherals
  • Display of onchip peripherals
  • User definable windows
  • Interactive window definition with softkey support
  • Pulldown menues for selection of choices
  • Additional description for each field

OS-aware Debugging
  • Real-time, non-intrusive display of RTOS system resources
  • Task stack coverage
  • Task related breakpoints
  • Task context display
  • SMP support
  • Task related performance measurement
  • Statistic evaluation and graphic display of task run times
  • Task related evaluation of function run times
  • PRACTICE functions for OS data
  • Easy access via RTOS specific pull-down menus
  • Support for all major RTOSes

Script Language PRACTICE
  • Structured Language
  • Menu Support
  • Command Logs
  • Custom Menues
  • Custom Toolbars and Buttons
  • Custom Dialog Windows
  • 64-Bit Arithmetic
  • Numeric, Logical and String Operators
  • Direct Access to System States


C7000 Specific Debug Features

Benchmark Counters

Benchmark counters are on-chip counters that count specific hardware events. A typical example are counters for cache hits and misses allowing the calculation of the corresponding performance metrics.

  • Configuration and observation of On-chip performance counters of cores, counting, e.g., executed instructions, cache hits and cache misses, CPU stalls, ...
  • Periodically read-out of counters during runtime (Snooper).

Cache Debugging

The instruction and data caches on C7000 devices can be accessed with TRACE32.

  • For each cache line valid bit, dirty flag, secure flag and coherency state are available.
  • Cached memory regions can be highlighted in the respective windows, e.g. the Data.dump or the List.auto window.
  • When debugging, TRACE32 can be configured to transparently display variable values from the cache (i.e. from the CPUs point of view).
  • In-depth cache analysis is provided with the CACHE command group.


C7000 Trace

C7000 Trace
  • C7000 trace integrated into an Arm CoreSight trace infrastructure
  • Program and data trace
  • Trace protocol may include global timestamps
  • Multicore tracing
  • Trace filter allow to reduce the generation of trace messages
  • Onchip trace and CoreSight TPIU

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