Embedded Systems October 2000 Vol13_11

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=J;j~~~;~~ 1"~t.. 'I~~" I remember when I budgeted for my project. I refused to spend money on debug tools. I didn't think I would need them. The money I saued would make me a hero. now, my project is one month, two months ... six months ouerdue. nobody thinks I'm a hero. What would I giue to get some of that time back? Microtek debug tools can make time. They speed up development and testing, saving you precious time at the end of the project, where you need it most! Microtek emulators offer the debug features you need to track down and correct software, hardware, and system integration issues. They can fi nd the errors software debuggers cannot see. Fina lly, if there is a subtle is ue du ring the integration of hardware, M icrotek EA emulators are capable or providing a clock-cycle-by- clock-cycle trace that allows you to view each signal and determine whether it was in the correct state. M icrotek 's tools are clearly superior to softwa re debug solutions. URGENT! If you are developing a Pentium class target using a reference design or off-the-shelf board, please take a moment to speak with our staff. They will insure your design is on track, and tool friendly if debug is needed in the future. First, emulators can debug before the operat ing system is functioning. If an unexpected issue i affecting boot up, an emulator can find it. They are also operational after a hard crash. This is significant, because software debuggers lose debug information. Microtek emulators keep track of the last 128 KB of bus cycles, allowing you to sift through and fi nd the problem. There has never been a project that couldn ' t u e more time when it's cri tica l ... like in fi nal test ing when everyth ing has come together ... or in fi nal debug, when everything is going down in flames. Wouldn' t it be great to deliver your next project on time? Next time, be sure to put a Microtek emulator in your project plan from the start. It will help take the knot out of your stomach. And it will improve your company's bottom line! MICROTEK I N-CIRCUIT E MULATORS 1 (800J 886-7333 Phone (503) 533-4463 Additional interfaces: CAD/UL ® and Windriver Tornado II® Fax (503) 533-0956 Email - info mi crotek

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