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Embedded Systems November 2000 Vol13_12

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~;i~ d~~~~· :;j'~ ··~~B ,~~ ... ,......,~" "now, I haue the tools to keen my project on time." 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 emul ators offer the debug fea tures you need to track down and correct software, hardware, and system integration issues. They can find the errors software debuggers cannot see. Finally, if there is a subtle issue during the integration of hardware, M icrotek EA emulators are capable of 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 software 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 operating system is functioning. If an unexpected issue is affecting boot up, an emulator can find it. They are also operational after a hard crash. This is signifi cant, because software debuggers lose debug information. M icrotek emulators keep track of the last 128 KB of bus cycles, allowing you to sift through and find the problem. There has never been a project that couldn ' t use more time when it's critical ... like in final testing when everything has come together ... or in final 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 tart. It wi ll help take the knot out of your stomach. And it will improve your company's bottom line! MICROTEK IN-CIR CU IT EM ULATORS 1 (800) 886-7333 Phone (503) 533-4463 Additional interfaces: CAD/UL ®and Wind river Tornado II® Financing Available Fax (503) 533-0956 Emai l - info@microtekintl.com

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