Debug Setup with CMSIS-Pack

CMSIS-Pack offers two ways to simplify the debug setup:

  • A Debug Description declares a set of standardized debug and trace methods are automatically executed by the debugger. Implementation-specific steps can be described using an XML syntax. This concept is easy to implement for basic chip configurations that mostly rely on a standard implementation of the CoreSight architecture. Most single-core devices should be able to be specified completely with debug descriptions.
  • For more complex topologies and multi-core devices, a System Description File helps debuggers to connect to the target and access all available cores via trace. An SDF file is more complex (although also specified in XML), but is also more flexible with regards to the underlying debug architecture.