Working in embedded system design today, product development windows are becoming shorter and shorter as engineering teams are under more pressure to deliver a product with even greater complexity. Products in the embedded space have a limited “window” in which to hit. Development slippage of any kind can mean that the one opportunity for that product might be jeopardized or lost altogether.
Debug and validation are a fundamental, yet time consuming part, of the development process. To assist developers, trace tools can be used to provide unique functionality and features to ensure successful and on-time implementation. Without question, trace tools are an essential and integral part of the embedded engineer’s weaponry.