Wind River blows out enhancements to application

SAN JOSE, Calif.– Wind River Systems, Inc. announced enhancements to Workbench 2.6.1 On-Chip Debugging Edition, the company’s comprehensive device software development toolset for mitigating the complexities of on-chip debugging.

The upgraded Workbench, OCD Edition, provides a development toolset that does not require kernel instrumentation to debug the Linux kernel and user applications, and will also offer multicore device developers a more fully supported, standards-based development environment.

“Wind River understands the unique and often times frustrating difficulties device developers face when debugging 32-bit and 64-bit device projects,” said Sandy Orlando, vice-president and general manager of Wind River On-Chip Debugging. “With the newly upgraded Workbench toolset for on-chip debugging, Wind River will offer customers a rich set of Eclipse-based development tools that allow them to harness the full advantages today’s hardware innovations offer, including multicore and multiprocessing technologies.”

Workbench 2.6.1, OCD Edition Enhancements include:

Broadened Multicore Support: Among the industry’s leading JTAG development solution, the product offers support for debugging complex device projects while providing Ethernet to JTAG/EJTAG/BDM connectivity for a broad range of operating systems and 32-bit and 64-bit processors. Additionally, the upgraded solution also offers the advantages of debugging multiple devices on the same scan chain. Customers will now be able to debug up to eight devices simultaneously and share a single ICE unit across networks of multiple developers on a broad range of new multicore processors.

–Enhanced Linux Debugging Capabilities: Wind River Workbench for On-Chip Debugging provides developers with the ability to debug the Linux kernel, User Applications and Shared Libraries, without requiring kernel instrumentation. Workbench OCD enables developers to see both System and User Application contexts when debugging in Linux and eases debugging of system-application interaction issues.

–Improved Usability: Workbench OCD, an Eclipse-based JTAG development environment for hardware bring-up through application development, provides additional plug-ins to Eclipse in the form of new “Views” targeted at improving the Eclipse development environment for device software developers and initial hardware bring-up.

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