AM64x MCU+ SDK  09.02.01
CCS Launch, Load and Run

The steps on this page should be done each time EVM is power cycled or when a new CCS session is started.


A quick recap of the steps that need to have been done before you proceed

Launch CCS

Launch Target Configuration
  • You will see the AM64X target configuration in the "Debug" window as shown below

Target Configuration After Launch

Load and run example binaries

When debugging R5/M4 Core applications along with Linux running on A53 core, user can wait for Linux to boot till prompt and connect to the core of interest and continue debugging or reload application of interest on the cores.
  • POWER-ON the EVM
  • If you dont see the expected SOC initialization logs on UART or CCS console, then recheck your EVM Setup
  • Connect the target CPU of interest if not already connected. For the "hello world" example this is MAIN_Cortex_R5_0_0

Connect CPU
  • Reset the CPU

Reset CPU
  • Load program on the CPU

Load Program
  • When using makefiles to build,
    • In the "Load Program" dialog, select "Browse" and select the program from examples/{example folder}/{board}/{cpu}_{os}/{compiler} as shown below for the "hello world" program.

Select Program for Makefile Build
  • When using CCS projects,
    • In the "Load Program" dialog, select "Browse Project", select the project and then select the program as shown below,

Select Program for CCS Projects Build

Select the Program from CCS Project
  • After the program is loaded, you will see the program is halted at "main" as shown below

Program at main()
  • Depending on the example you are running, you may need to load more programs on other CPUs for the example to work as expected. Typically, this is needed for multi-core interprocessor communication (IPC) examples. For the "hello world" program shown above, no more programs need to be loaded.
  • Select "Resume" to run the program and debug using the various CCS debug options

Run the Program
  • The program output will be seen on CCS console, and/or UART terminal, if enabled. Below shows a sample output on both CCS console and UART console, after running the "hello world" program.

Run the Program

Re-load and run example binaries

  • Here simply repeat the steps shows in Load and run example binaries
  • It is especially important to "reset the CPU" before reloading the program.
  • In most cases, you dont need to power-cycle the EVM to reload the program or load a new program.
  • In some cases, depending on whether the previous program execution was successful or not, the CPU or some SOC peripheral may be in a exception or hang state. In this case program reload may not work.
    • SOLUTION: Power cycle the EVM and repeat all steps shown on this page.