4: Best practices for debugging embedded hardware

Abstract

This chapter discusses how to debug hardware. It looks at best practices as well as processes such as design reviews. It discusses test plans and designing for testability as well.

Keywords

Debug; Hardware; Process; Design review; Testability; Test plan; HW/SW integration; Lifecycle; PCB design; Ground management

Introduction

I feel more comfortable writing this chapter because I was a hardware designer at HP before I was promoted to management and became a generalist.a I also teach microprocessor design at the University of Washington Bothell and the senior level students in my class must complete a design project in the class, complete with a printed circuit board (PCB) that they ...

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