On-Chip Debugging

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Debug, multicore, and more debug

By Jakob Engblom I recently gave a talk at an industry-academia collaboration called ICES, Innovative Center for Embedded Systems, at KTH in Kista, Stockholm, Sweden. The theme was embedded multicore, and I realized that my role at these events seems to have changed. A few years ago, I would be the "embedded guy", defending the collective of embedded systems against…

Intuitive & Efficient Debug of Multi-core Systems

By Brian Finkel I reflect on a recent visit with my 84-year old Aunt Honey. As you might expect, she is not an avid cell phone user. She wanted help entering contacts into her phone. She has a basic phone so we had to enter text using the “9-up” keypad. Her objective is to make phone calls by selecting someone’s…

Virtual Trace

By Jakob Engblom I spent most of last week at the S4D conference in Southampton, the UK. A small gathering of people interested in debug, it seems to be a good indicator of trends in debug. The dominant trends this year were clearly tracing and instrumentation. From the perspective of a virtual platform, tracing is a natural task, and it…

Test Driven Development Meets Continuous Integration

By Paul Henderson In my last posting I mentioned I'd be running a webinar with James Grenning on Agile testing. James is a recognized expert and frequent speaker on the topic of software development and one of the original authors of the Manifesto for Agile Software Development.  We talked about the case for agility where today's embedded software projects are inevitably…

Kill Bugs: Volume 1

By Emeka Nwafor The Bride: [Japanese] I need Japanese steel.  Hattori Hanzo: [Japanese] Why do you need Japanese steel?  The Bride: [Japanese] I have vermin to kill.  Hattori Hanzo: [English] You must have big rats if you need Hattori Hanzo's steel.  The Bride: [English] ... Huge.  (from Kill Bill: Vol. 1) I will probably need the help of a therapist…

What’s the 4-1-1 on 3.1.1?

By Emeka Nwafor We 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…