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HOWTO : Use Integrated Debugger for SPC5Studio

Blog Post created by Erwan Y Employee on Oct 9, 2017

HOWTO : Use integrated Debug mode for your project


The PLS debugger can operate in integrated mode within SPC5Studio.

Once operating in integrated mode, the PLS debugger will not open in an external window, but will appear in an eclipse perspective.

The user can then easily switch between development tasks and debug in a same integrated environment.


These are the requirements:


1. Install PLS UDE feature

How to install ?

Please follow these steps:
  • Click on Help Menu
  • Click on install new software
  • Click the official update site
  • Click on the Category PLS-UDE
  • Finish the installation and Restart SPC5Studio
Figure 1. PLS UDE Installation

Figure 2. Install Details

Select on finish and proceed with guided click through installation.

The PLS UDE feature installation will be operational after restarting SPC5Studio.

2. Check for PLS UDE feature installation


The following checks should be performed to verify if the PLS UDE feature is properly installed in SPC5Studio.

How to check?

Please follow these steps:
  • Click on Windows Menu
  • Click on open Perspective-Other Perspective
  • you should see UDE Perpective with the associated icon from PLS

Figure 3. Others Perspective

Figure 4. UDE Perspective



The feature is properly installed if the "UDE perspective" is listed in the open perspective menu.


3. Enabling integrated debugging mode


PLS-UDE integrated mode is disabled by default, and the debug window is launched separately.


How to enable it?

Please follow these steps:
  • Click on Windows Menu.
  • Click on Preferences Menu.
  • In the Debug options, enable PLS UDE plugin mode.
  • Apply and click on OK


Figure 5. SPC5Studio preferences
Enabling integrated debugging mode


Starting from now, the debug session will be launched internally in SPC5Studio.


4. Flash and debug your application


The debug perspective can be lauched once an application has been successfully generated and built.


A debug configuration dialog is created by default when you debug your application.



Figure 6. SPC5Studio Debug button
Figure 7. Debug Configurations dialog

Update your parameters if you want and click on debug button.

SPC5Studio will switch automatically from its perspective into UDE perspective.

UDE Memtool will be launched in order to flash your binary file.


Figure 8. Flash memtool dialog (1)


Check your success result.



Figure 9. Flash memtool dialog (2)


And debug your software as usual.



Figure 10. PLS UDE Perspective


If you want to update your code on the fly, do not forget to switch of perspective.



Figure 11. Perspective Switch button