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New eBook explains how Intel Trace Hub tools reveal root causes of hard-to-find bugs faster

Wed, November 11, 2015
Intel's Trace Hub | New Methods for Software Debug Find Root Cause Faster

A new eBook explains how Intel®’s Trace Hub, which is now being embedded into its most advanced processors, enables powerful trace methods to debug complex software, including UEFI (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface) code.

“Previous to Trace Hub, the visibility software engineers had into code execution was impaired by the sheer size of today’s large code bases and the complexity of software written for multicore platforms,” said Larry Osborn, ASSET’s product manager for the SourcePoint® debug and trace tool, one of the tools to take advantage of Trace Hub. “The tools enabled by Trace Hub allows engineers to quickly drill down into instruction trace data to find the root causes of bugs.”

Intel recently introduced Trace Hub for debugging systems based on its sixth generation Intel Core processors. Trace Hub captures trace data from various internal sources. This data can show the interaction between hardware and software, and the complex behaviors that result.

The new eBook, titled “Intel’s Trace Hub: New Methods for Software Debug Find Root Cause Faster,” introduces Trace Hub and explains how trace can shorten the time engineers typically spend tracking down the causes of difficult bugs. The eBook is free and available for downloading from the ASSET InterTech’s website’s eResources center, “Intel’s Trace Hub:  New Methods for Software Debug Find Root Cause Faster”.

Other informative eBooks, white papers and videos on issues relating to chip, board and system debug, validation and test also can be downloaded from our eResources.