Huntsville, AL--April 28, 1997--Huntsville Microsystems Inc. (HMI; Huntsville, AL) is now supporting the Motorola and IBM PowerPC embedded controllers with its back-ground mode debugger (BMD) development system. HMI's source-level debugger, SourceGate II, provides a native platform GUI for the development systems when running with Windows or on Sun/HP workstations.
The BMD interfaces to the host development system using an RS232 port that can run up to 115.2k baud. The interface to the user's target system is through the background debug port on the Motorola processors and via the JTAG port on the IBM processors. The connector definitions are specified by the respective manufacturers of these devices.
SourceGate II accepts the output files of all major compilers, including Diab Data, Microtec Research, Green Hills, SDS, GNU, and Intermetrics. SourceGate II provides multiple independent code windows that allow the display of several modules at one time in source only, source/assembly, or assembly modes. In addition, there are PC tracking and cursor tracking windows. This multiple window approach to code development allows a completely customizable view of all the code needed for debugging sessions. SourceGate II provides a watch window, with direct variable editing, for viewing variables, arrays, and structures in their proper format; a stack trace window; and multiple windows for data and register displays.
The BMD solution complete with SourceCode II is priced at $199 for Windows and $299 for Unix systems. There are separate products for supporting the Motorola and the IBM processors. Both systems have a two-week delivery time.
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