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DAP Sample Application


This sample app demonstrates use of a SWDP interface driver and CMSIS DAP controller through USB Bulk interface.


This sample supports multiple hardware configurations:

The simplest configuration would be to connect SWDIO to dio, SWDCLK to clk and optionally nRESET to reset. The optional noe pin is used to enable the port, e.g. if the SWD connections are multiplexed.

Building and Running

In order for our debug adapter to be recognized by pyOCD we need to change Zephyr’s VID/PID to IDs known to pyOCD, this is up to the user. The following commands build and flash DAP sample.

west build -b nrf52840dk_nrf52840 samples/subsys/dap
west flash

Connect HIC to the target and try some pyOCD commands, for example:

pyocd commander -t nrf52840

0029527 W Board ID FE5D is not recognized [mbed_board]
Connected to NRF52840 [Sleeping]: FE5D244DFE1F33DB
pyocd> read32 0x20004f18 32
20004f18:  20001160 2000244c 00000000 0000e407    | ..` .$L........|
20004f28:  ffffffff ffffffff 00000000 aaaaaaaa    |................|
pyocd> halt
Successfully halted device
pyocd> reg
general registers:
      lr: 0x00009cdd                   r7: 0x00000000 (0)
      pc: 0x000033ca                   r8: 0x00000000 (0)
      r0: 0x00000000 (0)               r9: 0x00000000 (0)
      r1: 0x20002854 (536881236)      r10: 0x00000000 (0)
      r2: 0x20000be4 (536873956)      r11: 0x00000000 (0)
      r3: 0x00000000 (0)              r12: 0x00000000 (0)
      r4: 0x200017e8 (536877032)       sp: 0x20002898
      r5: 0x20001867 (536877159)     xpsr: 0x61000000 (1627389952)
      r6: 0x00000000 (0)