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Webinar demo’s cross-vendor Eclipse debug setup

Aug 13, 2007 — by LinuxDevices Staff — from the LinuxDevices Archive — views

Embedded Linux OS hackers are invited to a free online tools demo next week. The demo features commercial Eclipse-based debugging tools from Ultimate Solutions Inc. (USI), combined with MontaVista's Eclipse-based DevRocket IDE (integrated development environment).

(Click for larger view of USI's LinuxScope JTD screenshot)

The companies say their “technically oriented” webinar aims to offer new insights for developers responsible for:

  • Kernel and driver synchronization with hardware updates
  • Kernel configuration
  • Creation of system images for boards
  • Kernel/application integration

The demo uses MontaVista's DevRocket IDE, together with USI's LinuxScope JTD (JTAG target debugger). LinuxScope JTD is an Eclipse software plug-in optimized for use with Abatron's BDI2000 BDM/JTAG probe (pictured at right). When LinuxScope JTD launched in June of 2006, USI touted an “enhanced MI” (Motorola interface) said to add hardware breakpoint awareness into Eclipse.

Touted webinar topics include:

  • How DevRocket and LinuxScope-JTD support an “end-to-end” development lifecycle, “from hardware bring-up to OS/driver loads to application debugging”
  • Overview of the JTAG debug environment
  • Features for low-level debugging
  • Benefits of using a JTAG emulation vs. source level debuggers such as KGDB
  • Overview of Das U-Boot debugging

MontaVista's DevRocket tools are available with or without kernel debugging capabilities. Presumably, the full “Platform Development Kit” (PDK) will be used in the demo, rather than the less expensive “Application Development Kit” (ADK) version, which only supports higher-level software development.

The webinar is set for Tues., Aug. 21, at 10:30 PDT. Additional details can be found here.

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