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GSG:Adding GEL files to a target configuration

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Adding GEL files to a target configuration


Most of the target boards and devices have all the features pre-configured in CCSv4. However, in some cases a new board or a custom system may require modifying or adding a configuration script (GEL file) to perform proper initialization of the device.

This page shows how to use the target configuration editor and add the proper GEL files.

Configuring a GEL file

1. With the target configuration editor open, select the tab Advanced at the bottom.

Fig. 1 - Advanced tab

2. Expand the configuration and select the connection that corresponds to the core that will be configured. Typically the cores are ARM9_0, C674X_0, Cortex_A8_0, etc.

Note: The connections marked as ETB, CS_DAP, cs_child and others are rarely used by CCS.

3. On the box initalization script provide the location of the GEL file obtained from the board manufacturer.

Fig. 2 - GEL file config box

4. Click Save.

Once the debugger is launched, the GEL files loaded can be seen by using the GEL file viewer. To open it, simply right-click on the device and select Open GEL Files View.

Note: If the device is an SoC with multiple cores, each core will show the corresponding GEL files on the GEL file viewer window.

Once the debugger is launched and the target is connected, some functions can also be available in the menu Script.

Note: The availability of these functions is highly dependent on the scripts configured in the GEL file.

Additional Topics

Now that you have finished learning about Adding GEL files to a target configuration, you can check other Advanced Topics of the CCSv4 Getting Started Guide.

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