5: An overview of the tools for embedded design and debug

Abstract

This chapter looks at the standard tools that are both generic to software development and the tools that are specific to software and hardware integration for embedded, real-time systems. We’ll examine in-circuit emulators, logic analyzers, HW/SW coverification, and ROM emulation.

Keywords

Debugger; Coverification; ROM; Emulator; Logic analyzer; ICE; In-circuit emulation

Introduction

This is the chapter I’ve been looking forward to writing because this is what I sweated over for so many years. Embedded systems are unique in that they require specialized development and debug tools because the number of possible variables in a system containing untested hardware and untested ...

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