Demo Mode demonstrates winIDEA functionality to a certain extent without any BlueBox and/or target connected. Enable/disable Demo Mode via Tools / Demo Mode.
As a first-time user, you can get a general view of winIDEA layout and an insight into the basic operations of Debug windows (e.g. Watches, Core Registers, Disassembly, etc.) before connecting to the target CPU.
More and more CPUs feature different security functionalities against
unauthorized access to the CPU or the CPU memory resources. It's common to
these CPUs that programming invalid values to certain memory regions
(e.g. UCB sectors on Infineon AURIX) can lock the CPU from further
operation or make the debug interface inoperable. Caution is advised when
programming the files for which you cannot be sure they address the security
As a precaution, enable Demo Mode in winIDEA, download the application, and inspect security-related memory content with Load map. Note that when in Demo Mode, the debug download doesn't program or load any code to the target CPU. After concluding the task, be sure to disable Demo Mode.
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