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Overview of Debug Standardization Activities
May-June 2008 (vol. 25 no. 3)
pp. 258-267
Bart Vermeulen, NXP Semiconductors
Rolf Kühnis, Nokia
Neal Stollon, HDL Dynamics
Gary Swoboda, Texas Instruments
This article presents an overview of the goals and activities of five debug standardization bodies: the Nexus 5001, MIPI (Mobile Industry Processor Interface) Test and Debug, IEEE P1149.7, IEEE P1687, and OCP-IP (Open Core Protocol International Partnership) Debug working groups. The article also describes the relation between these various activities and discusses their standardization plans for the near future.

1. The Nexus 5001 Forum Standard for a Global Embedded Processor Debug Interface, v2.0, Nexus 5001 Forum, 2003; http://www.nexus5001.org/stieee_isto_5001_2003.pdf .
2. "MIPI Test and Debug Interface Framework," v3.2, white paper, MIPI Test and Debug Working Group, Apr. 2006; http://www.mipi.org/docsmipi_tdwg_whitepaper_v3_2.pdf .
3. "MIPI Alliance Test and Debug - NIDnT-Port," v1.0, white paper, MIPI Test and Debug Working Group, Jan. 2007; http://www.mipi.org/docsmipi_tdwg_whitepaper_nidnt_v1_0.pdf .
4. IEEE P1149.7, Draft Standard for Reduced-Pin and Enhanced-Functionality Test Access Port and Boundary Scan Architecture, IEEE, 2008; http://grouper.ieee.org/groups/11497.
5. IEEE P1687 IJTAG, Draft Standard for Access and Control of Instrumentation Embedded within a Semiconductor Device, IEEE, 2008; http://grouper.ieee.org/groups/1687index.html .
6. N. Stollon, B. Uvacek, and B. Laurenti, "Standard Debug Interface Socket Requirements for OCP-Compliant SoC," white paper, OCPIP Debug Working Group, Mar. 2007; http://www.ocpip.org/socketwhitepapers.
7. "OCP-IP and NEXUS Announce Collaboration on Industry Standard Debug Efforts," press release, OCP-IP and Nexus 5001 Forum, Aug. 2007; http://www.ocpip.org/pressroom/releases/ 2007_press_releasesOCP_Nexus.pdf.

Index Terms:
debug standardization, silicon debug, software debug, performance analysis, debug interfaces, debugger tools
Citation:
Bart Vermeulen, Rolf Kühnis, Jeff Rearick, Neal Stollon, Gary Swoboda, "Overview of Debug Standardization Activities," IEEE Design & Test of Computers, vol. 25, no. 3, pp. 258-267, May-June 2008, doi:10.1109/MDT.2008.81
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