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Aiding developers with Embedded Workbench plug-in

23rd November 2015
Joe Bush

A new plug-in for IAR Embedded Workbench for ARM has been introduced by Swedish developer of RTOS visualisation tools, Percepio. The plug-in will be delivered in the latest release of IAR Embedded Workbench for ARM 7.50 and will enable Percepio Tracealyzer for FreeRTOS to operate from within the IAR Embedded Workbench IDE. This will allow developers using IAR Embedded Workbench access to Tracealyzer’s visualisations.

According to Percepio founder and CEO Dr Johan Kraft, “When used in combination with IAR Embedded Workbench, Tracealyzer facilitates debugging, validation, profiling, documentation and training. This can help avoid weeks of troubleshooting and vastly increase development speed.”

“Percepio’s visualisation techniques complement the powerful C-SPY Debugger of IAR Embedded Workbench in catching timing-based errors in RTOS-based systems,” commented Anders Lundgren, Product Manager for IAR Embedded Workbench for ARM, IAR Systems. “Having access to third party productivity tools integrated directly in the toolchain is a great benefit for IAR Embedded Workbench users and is a way for us to support them throughout the development cycle.”

Percepio’s visualisation offers 20+ views, which are cleverly interconnected to allow the viewing of the trace from multiple perspectives - for instance CPU usage, memory allocation, task synchronisation and communication events, as well as selected state variables and input/output values.

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