Chapter 14

Introduction to the Debug and Trace Features

Abstract

This chapter starts with a introduction to the debug and trace connections, and the debug and trace features available in the Cortex®-M processor family. It then covers the details of the debug architecture including debug system design, debug modes (halting and debug monitor exception), debug events, and introduction of each debug components in the ARM® Cortex®-M3/M4 system.

Keywords

Debug; JTAG; Serial Wire; Trace; CoreSight™; halt; event; Serial Wire Viewer (SWV); watchpoint; breakpoint; profiling; vector catch

Chapter Outline

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