19-07-2016 | | By Paul Whytock
Hardware and software development tools specialist SEGGER Microcontroller and Renesas Electronics Europe have agreed a collaboration deal aimed at expanding the capabilities of Renesas’ RX Family of 32bit microcontrollers (MCUs). This will happen by adopting SEGGER’s SystemView software.
SystemView will support streaming over J-Link, as well as real-time analysis and visualisation on any Renesas RX-based embedded design.
The software provides insight into the behavior of a program with minimal side effects on the embedded system being observed. It offers cycle accurate tracing of interrupts and task start/stop, plus task activation and API calls when an RTOS is used.
The companies say by using SEGGER's J-Link debug probe with SystemView streaming data an in-depth understanding of the application’s runtime behavior can be obtained.
Real-time analysis is particularly advantageous when dealing with complex systems consisting of multiple threads and events, and also in bare-metal systems without any RTOS.
In order to ensure real-time delivery of data and minimal system intrusiveness SystemView makes use of SEGGER’s Real-Time Transfer (RTT) technology. This enables up to 2 Mbyte/sec data transfer for continuous acquisition of real-time data, requiring no hardware other than a J-Link and the standard debug interface. The system records the data retrieved from the target and visualises the results in different ways.