JTAG support — Usage
Use of JTAG for debugging
JTAG can be used to single-step and debug applications loaded in RAM, or even applications resident in ROM.
The MPC512x core only supports two hardware breakpoints, and so they should be used sparingly. If using a GDB front-end such as Eclipse, check it has not set unnecessary extra breakpoints. Some JTAG devices give the option of whether to set hardware or software breakpoints by default. Be sure to configure your device appropriately.
Ronetix PEEDI notes
On the Ronetix PEEDI, the
peedi.mpc5121ads.cfg file should be used to
setup and configure the hardware to an appropriate state to load
programs. This includes setting up the clocks, chip selects and
peedi.mpc5121ads.cfg file also contains
an option to define whether hardware or software breakpoints are
used by default, using the
directive in the
section. Edit this file if you wish to use hardware break points,
and remember to restart the PEEDI to make the changes take
On the PEEDI, debugging can be performed either via the telnet interface or using powerpc-eabi-gdb and the GDB interface. In the case of the latter, powerpc-eabi-gdb needs to connect to TCP port 2000 on the PEEDI's IP address. For example:
target remote 111.222.333.444:2000
By default when the PEEDI is powered up, the target will always
run the initialization section of the
peedi.mpc5121ads.cfg file, and halts the
target. This behaviour is repeated whenever the board is reset.
If the board is reset (by pressing the reset button) and the 'go' command is then given, then the board will boot as normal. If a RedBoot is resident in flash, it will be run.
Consult the PEEDI documentation for information on other features.
Configuration of JTAG applications
If the JTAG device has initialized the processor, such as by
on the PEEDI, applications can be loaded directly into RAM
without requiring a ROM monitor. This loading can be done
directly through the JTAG device, or where supported by the JTAG
device, through GDB.
In order to configure the application to support this mode, some
configuration settings are required. Firstly
CYGSEM_HAL_USE_ROM_MONITOR must be
disabled. Secondly the
CYGDBG_HAL_DIAG_TO_DEBUG_CHAN option should be
disabled in order to prevent HAL diagnostic output being encoded
into GDB ($O) packets. Selecting the JTAG startup type in the
configuration tool sets these options automatically.
Running RAM applications
Once loaded and running via JTAG, HAL diagnostic output will appear by default on PSC3.
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