PIC DoCD – on-Chip Debugger
for DCD’s PIC Microcontroller IP Cores
Power of Innovation is our primary target. That’s why our R&D focuses on every IP Core detail. As a result of that concern, some unique solutions were born. One of them is the PIC on-Chip Debugger (DoCD™), which is a complete debugging system, dedicated for DCD’s DFPIC16XXX / DRPIC16XXX Microcontroller Cores. The system consist of three major blocks:
- Debug IP Core
- Hardware Assisted Debugger
- Debug Software
The PIC DoCD™ provides a real-time and non-intrusive debug capability enabling a pre-silicon validation and post-silicon on-chip software debugging. It allows hardware breakpoints, trace, variables watch, multi C sources debugging. The PIC DoCD™ Debug Software can work as a hardware debugger, as well as software simulator – some tasks can be validated at software simulation level and after this step, you can continue real-time debugging by uploading the code into silicon. As a PIC DoCD™ user, you can choose your favorite C compilers or assemblers for software development – it supports most of High Level Object files produced by C/ASM compiler tools.
Go beyond the limits
System-on-Chip designs are facing a problem of inaccessibility of important control and bus signals, because they often lay behind physical pins of the device – that makes traditional measurement instrumentation useless. The best way to get around those limitations is to use on-chip debugging tools for tasks verification and software debugging. Other advantage of the on-chip debugger is an improved design productivity in integrated environment with graphical user interface. The ability to display/modify memories’ content, processor’s and peripherals’ register windows, along with information tracing and ability to see the related C/ASM source code, are the key elements that help to improve the design process and thereby, increase productivity.
Perfect service for free
The reason for the development of the DoCD™ was to provide our customers with the ability of easy system verification and software debugging, at no additional charges. Therefore, we have decided to add the complete debug system to each PIC IP Core – for free. Now DCD’s customers have the exceptional possibility to obtain the complete solution for making their own PIC based SoC with the ability to pre-silicon validation and post-silicon software debugging at one place. It’s a really unusual opportunity for the designer to have the ability to get a high quality IP Core and good on-chip debugging tool from the same supplier.
- Complete debug system
- Free of charge
- Real time & non-intrusive
- Hardware & software development tools
- Flexible & easy to use
- Highly integrated & cost-effective
- All-in-one development solution
- Software & hardware breakpoints
- Mixed mode breakpoints
- Scaled solution