On-Chip Debugging

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The Multicore Transition: Tools are Key to Success

By Bill Graham We just announced a new release of our state of the art tools which includes an update to Workbench and Workbench OCD version 3.2, plus our Wind River Compiler suite (also known as the Diab compiler). This news reminded me of my days as a product manager for tools software and the need to talk about the…

Integrated Hardware, Software and Lasagna

By Mark Hermeling The fact that almost everybody in North America is either packing for the holidays, or has already left gives me a chance to finally write about an exchange I had with a customer a while ago.We were discussing how the hardware side of embedded software development had changed over the past years. Where in 'the olden days',…

Article: Multi-Core Slow Down

By Mark Hermeling An interesting article by Dan Woods on Multi-core slowdown. The article tries to temper people's expectations with regards to mArticle: Multi-Core Slow Downulticore. The basic argument goes: A multicore processor has more raw processing power, but it requires the software load that runs on top of that processor to be able to use those cores, if not,…

2009 Autumnal Equinox

By Emeka Nwafor September 21st marks the last full day of the memorable summer of 2009, a summer that was memorable on several fronts - including personal and professional. My summer of 2009 includes memories of rainfalls of near biblical proportions, personal triumphs and losses, the passing of several social icons, and the evolution of the embedded software market.There is…

Serial Intent

By Mike DelimanHowdy out there, I realize this is a blog that's supposed to be about real-time programming issues, and mostly I've posted about planetary and space based projects, with a few announcements about technology and news items. Though these combine subjects near and dear to my heart (space, and VxWorks), these were mostly "interest stories", not solid real-time issues.…

What’s the 4-1-1 on 3.1.1?

By Emeka NwaforWe have just announced that we are taking orders for Wind River Workbench On-Chip Debugging version 3.1.1. Here's some infomation (i.e. "the 4-1-1") on this release. Version 3.1.1 is a significant update to the software and firmware that powers our JTAG debugger units - the Wind River ICE 2 and the Wind River Probe. A couple of the…

I love OCD

By Doug Gaff No, I’m not talking about locking the front door exactly 3 times before going to bed or using a new bar of soap each time I wash my hands à la Jack Nicholson. I’m talking about On-Chip Debugging – using JTAG tools for device software debugging. I got my start at Wind River working on JTAG-based debuggers.…

Mitigating Risk

By Mike Deliman The phone rings.  A customer has an application destined for a high-risk environment, and somewhere in test they've found a new unanticipated condition.  A "Tiger Team" is formed - a group of experts who've "been here before", who understand the priority and the risks, and know how serious it is. Many times a Tiger Team may give…

DSDP: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow

By Doug Gaff Following up on today’s announcement of milestones in three of the DSDP projects—eRCP 1.0, MTJ 0.7, and TM 1.0—I thought I’d take a moment to reflect on DSDP…how it started, where it is today, and where it’s heading. First, let me start with a timeline of project events. March 2005. Unofficially, the DSDP project got its start…

On-Chip Debugging Content Update

Wind River has updated its on-chip debugging content, with a focus on the first Eclipse-based JTAG debugging environment and muliticore debugging. The web site now includes the most up-to-date product literature, detailed information about processor support, a spotlight section highlighting our migration program, new tools for manufacturing and test engineers, and a new white paper. In addition, we are making…