Measuring the time consumption of a piece of code
Technical Note 26891
11/6/2015 10:38 AM
It may normally be difficult to measure actual time consumption of a piece of code in a real target system. This normally requires full trace functionality. However, for Cortex-M processors, good measurements can be achieved by SWD/SWO/SWV.
- The IAR Embedded Workbench for ARM version you are using must be able to debug SWO output (requires version 5.30 or later).
- Your debug probe must must be able to use the SWO protocol (for example I-Jet).
The link How to measure time with SWO.pdf is a .pdf file with a step-by-step description of how to do this.
In later versions of IAR Embedded Workbench for ARM, more support for this has been added, and this topic is covered in Help > C-SPY Debugging Guide, chapter "Getting started using event logging".
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