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Debugging Embedded Software – the Do’s and Don’ts

Anil Khanna

Anil Khanna

Posted Jun 24, 2013

It is no secret that of all the design steps involved in developing an embedded application, debugging is probably the most crucial and where the most amount of time is spent. Code debugging is more a learned experience than anything else. The more embedded applications you code, build and debug, the better you get at it. Newer tools may give you greater visibility but you still need to know what to look for and what a potential issue might manifest itself as.

In the past, I have hinted at the in-house expertise of all-things embedded, especially open source software, here at Mentor Embedded. One of our resident debugging experts is Stan Shebs. Stan has been a maintainer of the GNU debugger GDB since 1994 and sure knows a thing or two about embedded debugging.

I am excited to announce that Stan has agreed to share his years of experience with us via an upcoming Google Hangout event (June 27) on Best Practices for Debugging Embedded Software!

There has already been a record number of registrants for this event so far. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to hear from Stan himself as he delves into the forensics of embedded debugging. Click here to register for the event.

Debugging, GDB, CodeBench, sourcery, GNU, OSS

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Anil KhannaI am part of the marketing organization in the Embedded Software Division here at Mentor. Before this I spent 10 years marketing Mentor's hardware design products, specifically in the RTL and high-level synthesis domains. Moving from addressing the requirements of hardware designers to those of software designers has been quite the change. Throw in open-source and you have a heady mix - which keeps me on my toes! Outside of work, I enjoy spending time with my family, reading a good book or the occasional round of golf (in the few hours of sunshine we get in Portland!). I hope you find my thoughts interesting and look forward to your comments. Visit Embedded Blog

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