Device Management

Device Representation

A device in WorkBench is represented by a node in the navigation top tree. A device node may be in one of several states:

  • Disconnected
  • Connected to a physical device through your network
  • Connected to a simulated device (sometimes called an "offline" device)

Device Identification

A physical device is identified by its serial number which should be unique among all of them.


  • When connecting to a physical device, WorkBench verifies you are connecting to the correct device using the identification stored in the project. WorkBench warns you if the serial numbers are different and asks to continue.

Device Connection Information

Once you connect to a physical device through the network, WorkBench stores the connection information and reuses it in further connection attempts.