On-Chip Debug Support Is Extended to Intel® Atom Processor

Macraigor Systems has expanded its proprietary On-Chip Debug Technology (OCDemon) to support the newest x86 Intel® Atom processor. Built with the world’s smallest transistors, the Intel Atom processor was designed for low-power mobile-Internet devices and simple, low-cost PCs. Because JTAG debug solutions do not require an operating system on the device, it is ideal for firmware debugging as well as bootcode. Through the JTAG interface, the target hardware is connected to the debugger on the host system. This allows in-depth access of IA-specific features for execution trace support and system-on-a-chip and chipset peripheral register content.