System Navigator for AMD Geode GX and LX Processors
The System Navigator is designed to support the special features and integrated peripherals of the AMD Geode GX and Geode LX processors. The Geode GX processor family consists of:
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The System Navigator probe also supports the Geode LX processors:
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To learn more about the Geode GX and Geode LX processors, go to this link: AMD Geode Solutions
On-Chip Instrumentation (OCI®) extensions for software debug and system testing have been jointly developed with AMD and are integrated into the processor. These OCI features allow FS2 to provide a powerful debug tool with advanced features at a competitive price.
The System Navigator tool is used for hardware testing and integration, BIOS development, and other firmware/software testing. In addition to hardware and software breakpoints, processor run control, and access to all the CPU registers and coprocessor registers, the FS2 System Navigator has on-chip trace features. Trace information is decoded and displayed as executed instructions. Trace is captured in an on-chip memory (128 x 64-bit frames). The trace window displays disassembled instructions interspersed with special messages such as interrupts and exceptions.
The The System Navigator is contained in a compact chassis that connects to the target system using a
14-pin debug connector and optional off-chip trace connector. The System Navigator runs on a Windows® 2000/XP PC or Linux PC over a USB 2.0 port or optional 10/100 Ethernet connection. The GNU-based source debugger program GDB is included and provides the user with an easy-to-use source level interface in addition to the assembly level debug user interface.
Utilizes On-Chip Instrumentation (OCI®) debug extensions in Geode GX and Geode LX processors
Read-write all CPU registers, machine-specific registers (MSRs), memory, and I/O
Go, halt processor run control
Single step by assembly instruction
Unlimited software breakpoints
Real-time on-chip trace capture included
On-chip trace depth 128 x 64-bit frames
Support for System Management Mode, including single stepping through the transition to SMM
Single step through real mode to protected mode transition while monitoring all register updates
Flash programming support
Hardware execution breakpoints using debug registers
Trigger window for setting complex triggers
Complex triggers can monitor address and cycle type
Low-level access to JTAG functions
Single line assembler and disassembler
Trace window with full trace decode into instruction mnemonics
Source window provides execution control: go; halt; goto cursor; step over/into call
Source window can set or clear software or hardware breakpoints
GNU-based GDB source level debug program included
Interface driver for kernel level debug with Windows CE Platform Builder and WinDbg with Windows XP/XPE debugging
Command-line interface with Tcl/tk scripting language standard
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