Can I use Simplicity Studio™ to communicate with a device's UART port?
Normally, a different program (such as TeraTerm or PuTTY) is used to connect to the COM port of your computer. However, there is a plugin called TM Terminal that implements a serial terminal in Simplicity Studio.
To install TM Terminal, go to Help > Eclipse Marketplace, search for TM Terminal and click Install. The terminal can be opened from the IDE by going to Window > Show View > Other > Terminal > Terminal. TM Terminal has options for local terminal, SSH, Serial, and Telnet.
If your COM port is not listed in the settings menu, you may need to install the RXTX plugin to allow Studio to access serial ports. You can do this by typing Ctrl+3, typing Install new software, entering the url "http://rxtx.qbang.org/eclipse", and selecting version 2.1-7r4. Click next, agree to the license, and click install.
Note: Studio by default has two build configurations: debug and release. Therefore, it is possible to define assembler symbols in one configuration and not the other. Each build configuration will also generate a separate map file: