New Version of Dev Tools with Graphical Run-Time Analyzer

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New Version of Dev Tools with Graphical Run-Time Analyzer

Postby jason » Tue Mar 15, 2011 4:41 pm

XMOS®, developer of the industry’s first event-driven 32-bit microcontroller, has launched a major new release of its development tool set that includes a graphical run-time analyzer, which enables real-time tracing of program execution and data. This accelerates the development of XMOS-based embedded applications.

A major issue facing today’s real-time developers when debugging applications is that inserting software trace or print commands into code streams introduces significant overhead and makes results unreliable. To solve this development problem, XMOS has created XScope, a graphical debugging tool that enables the values of variables to be traced and analyzed when real-time programs are executed.
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Learn more: http://bit.ly/xmosscope
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Postby Light » Wed Mar 16, 2011 9:26 am

:D It looks very cool! I will try it out...
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Postby octal » Wed Mar 16, 2011 4:41 pm

Hi Jason,
I didn't got time to see the video, but sincerly I think that an official announcement with version number of dev tools explicitely mentionned will be welcome on XMOS.com news page and on the XCore.com.

If I didn't saw the tweet mentionning the "new IDE..." I would never had been in the dnld page checking the version number.

Also in the release Notes *.txt file (http://www.xmos.com/system/files/releaseNotes11.2.0.txt) I think it's very useful to have the DATE of release, and even have the date of the release (may be in gray or little characters) near the version number on the download page. This gives better idea about the chronology of versions.

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Postby Berni » Wed Mar 16, 2011 5:01 pm

Nice tool, this might be especially useful for testing of fast regulation loops.
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Postby jason » Wed Mar 16, 2011 5:35 pm

Octal - thanks for the feedback, I shall ensure everyone involved in the announcement on XMOS.com gets it too.

When you do get a moment to watch the video, let us know what you think!

Cheers.
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Postby Folknology » Wed Mar 16, 2011 5:38 pm

* UART output can now be sent to XDE console
This is handy:
1) Does it work with the command line tools also.?
2) I presume it means the uart code is downloaded to the xtag by default, is this the case?
3) Is there a virtual com over usb function, like xtag(1)?

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Postby Andy » Wed Mar 16, 2011 7:00 pm

octal wrote: Also in the release Notes *.txt file (http://www.xmos.com/system/files/releaseNotes11.2.0.txt) I think it's very useful to have the DATE of release, and even have the date of the release (may be in gray or little characters) near the version number on the download page. This gives better idea about the chronology of versions.
Octal - the version number is the release date. Version 11.2 means February 2011, although I understand that this might not be clear at first glance.
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Postby russf » Thu Mar 17, 2011 7:09 am

This is great news, and I'll be trying it quite soon.

Can we learn more about the link that's driven by the Xtag-2? I'm finishing a board layout and if my understanding is correct, to get the full benefit I'll need to add that link to the XSYS2 connector.

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Edit: I just found this thread: http://www.xcore.com/forum/viewtopic.ph ... 42&start=0

which refers to this schematic: https://www.xmos.com/download/public/XM-000335-SC-2.pdf

So on my own schematic I was missing both the L2 link and the UART.

I'll be searching for a doc that covers this in more detail. If anyone has a definitive URL for me, I'd appreciate it.

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Postby doumdi » Thu Mar 24, 2011 6:23 pm

Folknology wrote:
* UART output can now be sent to XDE console
This is handy:
1) Does it work with the command line tools also.?
2) I presume it means the uart code is downloaded to the xtag by default, is this the case?
3) Is there a virtual com over usb function, like xtag(1)?

regards
Al
Can the UART interface on the XTAG-2 adapter be used outside of the XMOS development tools?
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Postby segher » Thu Mar 24, 2011 8:27 pm

doumdi wrote:Can the UART interface on the XTAG-2 adapter be used outside of the XMOS development tools?
Yes, if you figure out how to drive it on the XTAG2. It's trivial on the XTAG1.

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