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Linux dev kit includes Ethernet debugger

Jun 30, 2005 — by Henry Kingman — from the LinuxDevices Archive — views

Embedded Toolsmiths has announced that its software debugger is included in an AMCC Linux development kit for a general-purpose industrial PowerPC processor. Embedded Toolsmith's software-only Agile-DB Debugger comes standard with the AMCC 440EP kit, while its hardware-assisted JTAG debugger Guardian-SE is available as an upgrade.

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

AMCC launched its PowerPC 440EP Linux development kit yesterday, around a 5 x 7 inch “Yosemite” development board designed by Embedded Planet. The kit includes a wealth of sample applications and tools, and evaluation versions of Linux development suites from LynuxWorks and Denx.

Embedded Toolsmith added support for PowerPC 4xx-series processors to its debuggers in March of 2005. Touted benefits include:

  • Crash-proof debug of kernel and application space under Linux
  • High speed downloads, FLASH programming and single-stepping, when used with JTAG debugger
  • Easy-to-use
  • Data Book view of on-chip registers
  • GUI lets users arrange data on screen
  • Turnkey flash libraries for popular devices


AMCC's 440EP evaluation kit is available now as part number EV-440EP-KIT-00, priced at $750 with the Agile-DB debugger. Additional details can be found here.

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