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Hardware-assisted debugger adds Atom support

Jul 30, 2009 — by Eric Brown — from the LinuxDevices Archive
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Lauterbach announced that its Linux-ready, hardware-assisted debugger now supports the Intel Atom CPU. Lauterbach's Trace32 PowerTools now support the various versions of the Intel Atom, and will support Intel's related, MID-oriented Moorestown and Medfield smartphone processor when they ship in 2010, says the German embedded firm.

Germany-based Lauterbach, which was listed among the top nine embedded Linux solutions providers in a recent report by VDC Research, bills itself as "the world largest producer of hardware assisted debug tools."

Lauterbach's Trace32 PowerTools package includes a hardware-assisted C and C++ debugger, assembler debugger, program flow trace tool, a flash memory programming tool, and other utilities and widgets, such as a statistical memory usage analyzer. Multi-core support is another touted feature.


Supporting Linux, Windows, or Solaris, the tools offer "extensive support" for Linux, Windows CE, and Symbian OS targets, Lauterbach says. The PowerTrace tool is shown at right.

The Trace32 PowerDebug system has been enhanced for the Intel Atom architecture, and the Trace32 PowerView software for the Atom has been provided with an "efficient and user friendly" HLL debugger for C and C++, says Lauterbach. PowerView has also been provided with "awareness for both Linux and Windows CE ," says the company. The tools can be connected to either Linux or Windows hosts via USB or gigabit Ethernet, adds Lauterbach.

Availability

Trace32 PowerTools for Intel Atom is available now. More information on Trace32 PowerTools may be found in our earlier coverage, here, or at Lauterbach, here.


 
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