Power.org, the organization that develops standards for Power Architecture technology, has released Version 1.0 of the its Common Debug API Specification. The Common Debug API will simplify the debugging process by establishing common ground in communication protocols between development tools and embedded devices.
"Today almost every device software development tool on the market has its own method of communicating with target systems, which often conflict with each other, require individual setup, configuration and maintenance, or impose all kinds of unnecessary limitations," said Power.org Common Debug Interface Technical Subcommittee Chair, Chris Ng. "The Common Debug API Specification establishes a set protocol for defining and accessing target services, as well as an accepted language binding for clients to locate and access services and for target agents to deploy new services."
Power.org's Common Debug Interface Specification provides a common set of software and hardware debug interfaces and capabilities for Power Architecture implementations that lead to lower cost software and hardware debug tools, faster development time and earlier product availability for virtually any hardware or software developer working with the Power Architecture technology.
The Power.org Common Debug API Specification, Target Debug Capabilities Specification and Physical Connection for High-speed Serial Trace Specification is available here.