Key Changes in DS-5 Debugger v5.25

Additional core support

DS-5 v5.25 Professional and Ultimate Editions support cache visibility for Cortex-A5 and Cortex-A7 cores. Ultimate Edition also supports cache and MMU visibility for Cortex-A73, and debug support for ARMv8.1-A and ARMv8.2-A cores.

Additional Fixed Virtual Platforms

DS-5 v5.25 Professional Edition includes a license for single-core Cortex-M3 and Cortex-R4 Fixed Virtual Platforms (FVP). Ultimate Edition now includes a license for a wide range of single-core, multi-core, and big.LITTLE FVPs. The virtual platforms are delivered as part of the DS-5 installation package.

Core FamilyFixed Virtual PlatformCommunityProfessionalUltimate
Cortex-MFVP_MPS2_Cortex-M0, FVP_MPS2_Cortex-M0plus, FVP_MPS2_Cortex-M4, FVP_MPS2_Cortex-M7
FVP_VE_Cortex-R5x1, FVP_VE_Cortex-R7x1, FVP_VE_Cortex-R8x1
FVP_VE_Cortex-A5x1, FVP_VE_Cortex-A7x1, FVP_VE_Cortex-A15x1, FVP_VE_Cortex-A15x4-A7x4, FVP_VE_Cortex-A17x1
Cortex-v8AFVP_Base_Cortex-A53x1, FVP_Base_Cortex-A57x1, FVP_Base_Cortex-A72x1, FVP_Base_Cortex-A73x1, FVP_Base_Cortex-A32x1, FVP_Base_Cortex-A35x1, FVP_Base_Cortex-A57x2-A53x4, FVP_Base_Cortex-A72x2-A53x4, Cortex-A73x2-A53x4, FVP_Base_AEMv8A
Foundation Platform (v8) Not license managed

Revised Host Support

DS-5 v5.25 adds support for Windows 10 64-bit and Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 Workstation 64-bit. Support for Linux 32-bit hosts has been dropped in this release.


DS-5 Professional and Ultimate

DS-5 Community

ARM Compiler 5.06u3

ARM Compiler 6.5

Fast Models 10.0

Windows 7 SP1 Professional Edition 32-bit*
Windows 7 SP1 Professional Edition 64-bit
Windows 7 SP1 Enterprise Edition 32-bit*
Windows 7 SP1 Enterprise Edition 64-bit
Windows 8.1 64-bit
Windows Server 2012 64-bit
Windows 10 64-bit
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 Workstation 32-bit
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 Workstation 64-bit**
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 Workstation 64-bit
Ubuntu Desktop Edition 12.04 LTS 32-bit
Ubuntu Desktop Edition 12.04 LTS 64-bit**
Ubuntu Desktop Edition 14.04 LTS 64-bit

* Not delivered in DS-5, but exists as a standalone product

** Requires additional GCC runtime libraries

Mali Graphics Debugger

DS-5 v5.25 includes the Mali Graphics Debugger. This enables DS-5 users to trace Vulkan, OpenGL ES, EGL, and OpenCL API calls

Enhanced debugger functionality

DS-5 debugger functionality has been enhanced in a number of areas, each of which is described in a separate blog: