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ARM DS-5 Debugger User Guide : Standards compliance in DS-5 Debugger

Standards compliance in DS-5 Debugger

DS-5 Debugger conforms to various formats and protocols.

Executable and Linkable Format (ELF)

The debugger can read executable images in ELF format.


The debugger can read debug information from ELF images in the DWARF 2, DWARF 3, and DWARF 4 formats.


The DWARF 2 and DWARF 3 standards are ambiguous in some areas such as debug frame data. This means that there is no guarantee that the debugger can consume the DWARF produced by all third-party tools.
Trace Protocols

The debugger can interpret trace that complies with the Embedded Trace Macrocell (ETM) (v3 and above), Instrumentation Trace Macrocell (ITM), and System Trace Macrocell (STM) protocols.