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Hardware-assisted debugger supports Linux on PowerPC 4xx

Mar 2, 2005 — by LinuxDevices Staff — from the LinuxDevices Archive — views

Embedded Toolsmiths is shipping two hardware-assisted debuggers that support the PowerPC 4xx line of chips from AMCC (Applied Micro Circuits Corporation). The Guardian-SE JTAG ICE and Agile-DB Debugger provides on-chip debugging and run control, and supports AMCC's entire portfolio of PowerPC 4XX processors.

(Click for larger view of Guardian-SE JTAG ICE)

According to Embedded Toolsmiths, the Guardian ICE and Agile-DB debugging software offers the following advantages:

  • Crash-proof debug of popular kernels and operating systems, including Embedded Linux (kernel and application space debug)
  • High speed downloads, FLASH programming, and single-stepping using powerful JTAG technology
  • Easy-to-use, yet powerful enough for the toughest debugging task
  • Data Book view of ON-CHIP registers allow fast, easy target configuration
  • A powerful GUI that lets you arrange data on screen according to your preferences
  • Turnkey FLASH libraries included for all popular devices

AMCC acquired the PowerPC 4xx line from IBM last fall.

“We are delighted that Embedded Toolsmiths has chosen to equip our field engineers worldwide with their debugging tools, while also providing hands-on training,” said Charlie Ashton, Director of PowerPC Software at AMCC.

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