load ELF image to ARM board

Yves Rutschle y.rutschle@indigovision.com
Wed Mar 14 03:54:00 GMT 2001

> My target is an ARM7TDMI Developement board. I was thinking 
> to load some
> simple executable built by crossgcc on my PC to the ARM 
> board. I was using
> the debugger from ARM's Software Developement Toolkit, but it 
> didn't work.
> The ELF format was recognized by the ARM debugger, but then 
> there was a
> memory error.
> I was wondering, maybe some of you have done the similiar 
> things before? If
> so, could you tell me what was the way you used to download 
> executable to
> the board, under this kind of situation?

ADS will only talk to a board if the board is running the debugger
monitor called Angel. Make sure you have the monitor running on the
If you don't have the monitor (as must be the case on a new, clean,
custom board) you will need to find a way of putting something in
the flash of your board (I assume you have some flash.) We did that
with a flash emulator here, other people do that using the JTAG
If you do have the monitor (as must be the case on a newly unpacked
board coming from ARM), then I don't know, I personally never managed
to connect ADS to anything... so good luck :-)

HTH anyway,

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