# What does “SoC bringup” mean?

Saw the term "expert in SoC bringup" on a job description for an embedded software developer: SoC here refers to System-on-Chip, but I was wondering what the term "SoC bringup" meant.

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• Making sure that the debugging mechanisms for application-level code are in place and working properly. This could include some combination of JTAG (hardware) based debugging or something like gdb running over a network interface.