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Integrated Tools for Hardware/software Debugging. Final Report [on] S.E.R.C. Research Project GR/C/35974

Lookup NU author(s): Dr Charles Snow


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This report describes the results of a S.E.R.C supported research project to investigate debugging techniques both in software and hardware systems. In particular it addresses the problems of debugging microprocessor based systems in which both hardware and software are to be designed and developed in parallel. Some initial work is described in which attempts were made to model hardware systems using a hardware simulator. This program was ported to the host computer, an ICL PERQ1 machimne. A debugger for low level programs was also developed which had the feature that communication with the target hardware/software system (a Motorola M6809 system) was achieved through the use of a hardware monitoring instrument./ The advantages of this approach are discussed. Finally a debugging system is described which interacts with the target hardware using this technique, and which also exploits the advanced human/computer interface offered by the PERQ's windowing facilities.

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Author(s): Snow CR

Publication type: Report

Publication status: Published

Series Title: Computing Laboratory Technical Report Series

Year: 1987

Report Number: 247

Institution: Computing Laboratory, University of Newcastle upon Tyne

Place Published: Newcastle upon Tyne