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SEGGER SystemView
With `SEGGER's SystemView <>`__
you can "record data from the target system while it is running. The
recorded data is analyzed and the system behavior is visualized in
different views."
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Hardware needed
You'll need a SEGGER J-Link programmer in order to use this advanced
functionality. You might have an external J-Link programmer you're
already using, or maybe your board has a dedicated J-Link onboard as
some development kits do. Another possibilty is J-Link OB firmware
available for some devices like the micro:bit.
Software needed
- Download `SEGGER's SystemView
app <>`__.
- Copy the description file from sys/sysview/SYSVIEW\_Mynewt.txt to the
/Description/ directory of SystemView
Setup the target
We'll assume you have an existing example we're enabling SystemView on,
in this case :doc:`blinky on nrf52 <../blinky/nRF52>`. We can do so with the newt
target amend command:
.. code-block:: console
newt target amend blink_nordic syscfg=OS_SYSVIEW=1
Run the target executables
Now 'run' the newt target as you'll need an active debugger process to
attach to:
.. code-block:: console
$ newt run blink_nordic 0
App image succesfully generated: ~/Downloads/myproj/bin/targets/blink_nordic/app/apps/bleprph/bleprph.img
Loading app image into slot 1
[~/Downloads/myproj/repos/apache-mynewt-core/hw/bsp/nrf52-thingy/ ~/Downloads/myproj/repos/apache-mynewt-core/hw/bsp/nrf52-thingy ~/Downloads/myproj/bin/targets/blink_nordic/app/apps/bleprph/bleprph]
Debugging ~/Downloads/myproj/bin/targets/blink_nordic/app/apps/bleprph/bleprph.elf
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Reading symbols from ~/Downloads/myproj/bin/targets/blink_nordic/app/apps/bleprph/bleprph.elf...done.
0x000000d8 in ?? ()
Resetting target
0x000000dc in ?? ()
Launch the app
Launch the app and press **OK** in the System Information dialog box.
.. figure:: ../pics/segger_sysview1.png
Select **Target > Start Recording** and press **OK** in the
Configuration dialog box.
.. figure:: ../pics/segger_sysview_start_record.png
You should see the recording for your Mynewt application.
.. figure:: ../pics/segger_sysview_recording.png