The process of identifying, quantifying, and correcting errors in the operation of a system

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Debug Assembly Code in Atmel Studio

I am using latest Atmel Studio to generate *.hex file from *.asm file. When I start to ...
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winIDEA and iTAG Fifty

I'm currently working on connecting the iTAG Fifty with winIDEA to establish a debugging session with an ARM processor. I followed the steps described in the manual. But if I try to reset the CPU ...
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conformal renaming rules: Mapping

I had around 140 extra points which were unmapped after mapping key points. Signals have this format signal[5] -> signal_5_0 abc[5]_z -> abc_5_0_z So I ...
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OLinuXino iMX233 won't boot

After I get my OLinuXino I would like to try first boot up a sample system and look around, but looks like it's more difficult as I first think! I found a tutorial in the webshop and I prepared the ...
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AVR ATmega breakpoints and BREAK instruction

I use AVR Studio 4, JTAGIce MkII-CN, gcc for debugging. It works generally OK but sometimes happens after some unspecific interruption (reset, power cycle, etc.) that AVR Studio breakpoint remains ...
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Debug Netduino without .NET Micro Framework

I have a Netduino, but I am programming it using the GNU ARM toolchain in Eclipse and VisualGDB so the .NET Micro Framework (NETMF) firmware has been removed. Is there a way I can set it up for ...
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FPGA able to send data, but unable to receive data. (UART - RS232)

I have a DE0-nano FPGA board and I am trying to establish a serial connection with my PC. I am using the RS232 implementation from here: http://www.fpga4fun.com/SerialInterface.html I have tested ...
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Different JTAG debug options for ATmega1281

Background: I've inherited my first ATMEL project. It's using an ATmega128A, coded in AVR Studio 4, with the Olimex AVR-JTAG-USB debugger. I've learned how to use these tools, although I'm still ...
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Bluegiga BLE112: Serial Debugging

It's my first time to post my question to this electrical engineering. Anyway, I'm trying to make a BLE gadget using a BLE112-A BlueGiga. I could update a firmware of BLE112 but I'm stuck with ...
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NE555 timer not working - how to identify the element at fault?

background Im a beginner in the field of electonics, and I have been trying to put together a IR remote control / laser tag system using Arduino Nano. I am using a TSOP4840 receiver and a TSAL6100 as ...
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Help debugging this pwm controller [closed]

So I'm sitting here playing with this PWM controller. I've been playing with it for about 5 hours now. And so help me god, not even once have I gotten the output to work, in any way. I'm powering it ...
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Is there any online or free to download (for Windows 7) AVR simulators? [closed]

I'm currently using CodeVision AVR to write a code. Let's say I have a compiled HEX file and I'd like to try it running on a virtual processor (ATtiny861A). Google gives me some results but I'd ...
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Programmer fails to connect to the target MCU [duplicate]

I'm trying to program/debug/erase a Freescale MC12311 transceiver IC (which has an HCS08 MCU embedded in it) via the 6-pin BDM header, using a P&E USB Multilink Universal, and CodeWarrior 10.4 ...
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How to use the output of IAR Embedded Workbench compiler for proteus?

The CodeVision compiler and Bascom compiler generate one file with *.coff And *.obj format that we can Debug our program by these files in the proteus program. is there the same file in the IAR ...
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Why is printf() bad for debugging embedded systems?

I guess it's a noob thing to try to debug a microcontroller-based project using printf(). I can understand that you have no predefined place to output to, and that it could consume valuable pins. ...
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Xilinx SDK - MMU Section Translation Fault Issue

I am trying to run the base programming hello world for the TE0720 with Zynq xc7020. The link to the tutorial is here. After following all of the instructions and proceeding without any errors, I try ...
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Embedded Applications Software Testing Life Cycle

I have no JTAG and I can not afford it for my ARM Cortex M3 Chip. I'm wondering, how professionals debug their applications ? Do you flash your uC every time, frequently, then you run and test, ...
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Power cycle error when trying to program/debug HCS08 MCU

I'm trying to program a Freescale MC12311 transceiver IC which has a 9S08QE32 MCU embedded in it: MC12311: Sub-1 GHz RF and 8-bit HCS08 MCU with 32KB Flash, 2KB RAM I'm using a Background Debug ...
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How to daisy chain SWD Debug port

I have multiple mcu's that are configured to communicate with bus topology. I have 10 pins (4 of them is occupied by now) I need to debug (update firmware online, etc) all of these mcu's. I read this ...
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JTAG/SWD Data Logging

I would like to automatically poll and log certain memory locations on the STM32 I'm working with through the j-link debugger I am using to debug the system. Is this possible through the JTAG or SWD ...
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Have I damaged this DC-DC converter? [closed]

I bought this DC-DC Adjustable Power Converter Module, to convert 12V DC to 5V DC. Initially it was working fine, but I connected IN- and OUT- pins to the each other and used it as a common ground ...
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Reporting crashes/resets in Embedded Systems(8 bit)

I'm using PIC controllers, and I have used watch dog timers to trigger a reset in case of the s/w gets stuck somewhere, and also to support in case of severe hardware crashes. I think that resetting ...
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JTAG Bus Length

Could anyone tell me if JTAG requires to have the same bus(wire) length for TDI, TDO, TMS, and TCK?
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How is debugging build implemented in VHDL?

I come from C background and am being introduced to VHDL. I read about the syntax and the concurrency/consecutiveness of actions. Now I am getting to wonder how are development-only features ...
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Atmel Studio JTAG Debugger Behaviour

The qeustion: I would like to know what is different about the way JTAG treats the "step over" and "step into" commands. Background: I am trying to set a GPNVM bit on a SAM3N (ARM Cortex M3) chip ...
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ARM SWDIO only works when touching 3V and SWCLK with fingers

I made a new STM32F2 prototype board and SWDIO debugging only works when I connect the Vinputref and SWCLK with my fingers. It was working fine on previous boards: it's the same circuit but different ...
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AVR Dragon: Debug Frequency?

I think of buying an AVR Dragon or an AVR JTAG ICE MKIII. But before I do this, I need to know what side effects the reduced debug frequency has on an ATMEGA328P while debugging. I make heavy use of ...
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short to ground in custom Arduino shield only when connected - how do I find it?

I've built a custom Arduino shield using a PCB and surface mount components. The board has a short between power (5V) and ground (GND) when it is connected to an Arduino Due. When the shield is not ...
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Debugging my bipolar stepper motor design

I'm trying to connect a NEMA 17 Bipolar Stepper Motor to an Arduino Uno using an L298N Stepper Motor Controller Module and control its speed using a 10K potentiometer. I haven't found any examples ...
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What is the difference between JTAG and EJTAG?

I want to know what is the difference between JTAG and EJTAG? I know about JTAG as it's a hardware tool used to examine the memory and registers. Correct me if I'm wrong.
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Can't Program ATMEGA With ICSP

For a project I've been working on, I've re-designed a working PCB schematic so that it uses all SMD components and now features an ICSP header. The board is essentially an LED driver controlled by an ...
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Debug using avr-gdb from remote debug server in Proteus/ASIS

I am trying to debug an ATmega2560 using avr-gdb using an emulated application running in Proteus/ASIS. The idea is to emulate the JTAG from the microcontroller and create a target debug server from ...
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Remote-debugging stm32f4

I'm rather unexperienced on the field of microcontrollers, I come from a Java background so the question might seem a bit noob but I didn't find much information on this. So is it possible to debug ...
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Understanding this unknown transformer

This is my first time posting but I have gained a lot of knowledge from this community over the past few months. Here is the situation: I have an old Hobart OM-321 Tig welder which my tech has told ...
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ARM cortex M0 debugger

I plan to use http://www.nordicsemi.com/eng/Products/Bluetooth-R-low-energy/nRF51822 to develop some products. I plan to get a breakout board made but even if I do have it made I was curious as to ...
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Trigger button press via mspdebug

I am experimenting with a MSP430 (inside a eZ430 Chronos), and I’d like to debug my code while the device is attached to the USB debug board. It seems that the buttons do not work while the device in ...
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Debugging DDR bus issues

We have an SBC board, in the style of the Leopardboard or Beagleboard, that is misbehaving. It's based on the Leopardboard design (TI-DM368 CPU, DDR2 RAM, NAND Flash). Developing software on the ...
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Chipkit Uno32 Debug with mplabx

Hello guys I bought a good night chipKIT uno32 to use it with projects but with the language of c32 with IDE MPLABX and pickit 3, everything went well but when I want to debug a project says disposito ...
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Variable declared in code but doesn't exist in memory

I declared some variables and matrices globally in PIC16F887A code, but when I simulate that code on Proteus, one of the matrices doesn't exist in the "PIC CPU variables" window, while all the other ...
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What could cause a microcontroller to unexpectedly reset?

One particularly irritating variety of bug in a microprocessor-controlled system is for the microprocessor to unexpectedly reset. An important tool for debugging this kind of problem is a list of ...
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Atmel Studio 6 Simulator Not Showing Up

I was looking to run the simulator for an AVR controller, but when I went to set my debugging tools as outlined in this video- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9QlDSNeuAdY I do not have anything show ...
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How can I debug my 555 timer circuit?

I'm trying to build an LED chaser circuit using a 555 timer and a 4017 counter. I've built the circuit successfully on a breadboard, but now that I tried to create a soldered version it just does not ...
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What is the most efficient way to debug CANbus from a PC?

I have several working and inter-operable boards using CANbus. I've shipped hundreds of products using these boards, with no problems. One of my customers is now saying that his fault log shows ...
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How can I isolate a short (in a mobile phone in this case)

I have a Nokia 6030 cell phone, and it's been serving me 7 years. It developed an interesting problem, which looks like a short of some kind: the battery drains very fast, for an hour or so, and the ...
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Troubleshooting ready board with LM339 IC?

I thought, I will not bother any more with this project of mine, but I really run out of ideas trying to get it to work. When using breadboard, the design works as expected (did it couple of times ...
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How can I debug/get output from a microcontroller using cc-debugger?

I am working with TI's CC2540 SoC using CC2540dk-mini. My software stack is: Ubuntu 12.04 sdcc Compiler cc-tool to flash programs onto board using cc-debugger I can compile, build and flash ...
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What exactly is a Flash emulator, and how does it work?

I read about a flash emulator. Can someone tell me what exactly a flash emulator is, and explain how it works? Is it synonymous with an in-circuit emulator?
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What is an MCU program trace?

I have read in a few places about Atmel's support of program traces on their high-end debugger/MCUs. It seems to be that some of the AVR32 processors can be 'traced' by the AVROne! ...
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MPLAB XC8 vs MikroC problem

I have been trying to write a program for LCD on PIC18f452. I found a library and worked on it and MPLAB XC8 compiled it successfully. I tested it in ISIS and it ...
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How to discover memory overflow errors in the Arduino C code?

Several times I had some suspicious outputs on the Serial Monitor after uploading code to the Arduino: like eternal output of whitespaces or suddenly cut of strings or scrambled strings. Because ...