Mark Kraeling, GE Transportation
EETimes (11/3/2010 1:00 PM EDT)
A software developer describes tips and tricks for using the built-in debugging options on the ARM Cortex M microcontroller. (Paper from ARM TechCon 2010.)
This paper focuses on the various hardware debug options that are available on ARM Cortex M microcontrollers. I explain the debug options from a software developer's point of view and demonstrate them using a standard ARM family tool. I also show specific debugging cases such as determining the cause of a reset and how you can find the cause using the different debug options. The paper will provide information that's useful when choosing the right debugging hardware for a project.
The paper provides an overview of the JTAG interface which ARM Cortex M is based, discusses the various interfaces that are available, and provides some tips and tricks to make debugging for the software developer easier.
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