Xtensa Debugger


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Xtensa Ecosystem
Adaptation
Trace Xtensa
TRACE32 Debug Features


Xtensa Debugger
  Highlights
Single and multicore debugging
Little- and big-endian support
Core reset detection
Custom instructions require libraries for disassembly
Support for internal triggers
Script language and API support


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Xtensa Ecosystem


Supported Compilers
Compiler Support

C++

  • GNU (GNU)
  • ELF/DWARF
RTOS
RTOS Support
 

Adaptation


Adaptation for Xtensa

Half-Size Adapters for Debuggers
  • 100 mil to 50 mil Adapters
  • Small Footprint for Target Connector

 

Trace Xtensa


Trace Analyzer for Xtensa® (TRAX)
  • Based on Nexus message protocol
  • Instruction trace
  • Data trace (configurable while core creation)
  • Timestamps (configurable while core creation)
  • Multicore tracing
  • Custom instructions require libraries for trace decoding
  • Support for onchip trace and integration into an Arm CoreSight trace infrastructure

 

TRACE32 Debug Features


Multicore Debugging
  • Debugger for all cores of a multicore chip
  • Debugging of application cores, DSPs, accelerator cores and special-purpose cores
  • Debugging of more than 80 core architectures
  • Support for every multicore topology
  • Support for all multicore operation modes
  • Support for AMP and SMP systems
  • Single debug hardware can be licensed for all cores of a multicore chip

Logical Display of Peripherals
  • Display of onchip peripherals
  • User definable windows
  • Interactive window definition with softkey support
  • Pulldown menues for selection of choices
  • Additional description for each field

FLASH Programming (Memory-Mapped)
  • Optimum flash programming performance
  • Support for all file formats
  • Ready-to-run flash scripts
  • Ready-to-use flash programming algorithms
  • Dialog- or command-based programming as well as full scripting
  • Full awareness of sensitive data
  • Flash declaration via CFI
  • Easy handling of different flash types on a target
  • Software breakpoints in flash
  • Simple code patching in flash
  • Flash programming via boundary scan

FLASH Programming (Protocol-Based)
  • Optimum flash programming performance
  • Support for elf, Intel hex and S-record format
  • Ready-to-use flash programming scripts
  • Ready-to-use flash programming algorithms
  • Memory dump for displaying the flash content
  • Flash content can be easily copied and modified
  • Flash programming via boundary scan (SPI, eMMC, I2C)
  • Full programming access to spare area (NAND)
  • Bad block treatment (NAND)
  • ECC generation: Hamming, BCH, Reed-Solomon (NAND)

Sample-based Profiling
  • Long-time performance analysis for functions
  • Long-time performance analysis for tasks
  • Long-time analysis of the contents of a variable or memory location and more

Script Language PRACTICE
  • Structured Language
  • Menu Support
  • Command Logs
  • Custom Menues
  • Custom Toolbars and Buttons
  • Custom Dialog Windows
  • 64-Bit Arithmetic
  • Numeric, Logical and String Operators
  • Direct Access to System States





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