Getting Started Guide for Lauterbach
The ICDs (In-circuit Debugger) are additional circuitry integrated into the processors to debug embedded system's software. They are also known as OCD (On-chip Debuggers). The ICD controls the processor instead of being a duplicate of it like in the case of ICEs (In-circuit Emulators), the advantage is that the processor does not need to be replaced and the same tool can be used to debug different processors.
The on-chip debug system provides the following basic features:
- Read/write memory
- Read/write CPU register
- Single step and real time execution
- Hardware breakpoints and trigger features (not supported by all CPUs)
TRACE32-ICD are microprocessor development tools based on the debug and trace logic (BDM, JTAG, ETM, OCDS, NEXUS) integrated on the chip. On this basis, it provides a highly cost effective debugger plus a powerful trace and run time analysis tool. It can be connected to the host by an ethernet, USB or LPT interface.
The In-Circuit Debugger TRACE32-ICD uses these basic features of the on-chip debug system to provide a powerful debug tool that offers:
- Easy high-level and assembler debugging
- Display of internal and external peripherals on a logical level
- On-chip break and trigger support
- RTOS awareness
- Flash programming
- Powerful script language
- Multiprocessor debugging