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1. (WO2018081145) DEBUGGING SYSTEM AND METHOD

Pub. No.:    WO/2018/081145    International Application No.:    PCT/US2017/058116
Publication Date: Fri May 04 01:59:59 CEST 2018 International Filing Date: Wed Oct 25 01:59:59 CEST 2017
IPC: G06F 11/36
Applicants: XILINX, INC.
Inventors: VILLARREAL, Jason
DEEPAK, Kumar
Title: DEBUGGING SYSTEM AND METHOD
Abstract:
Approaches for debugging include receiving (412) by a hardware debug server (106), a high-level language (HLL) debugging command for setting a breakpoint in an HLL software specification. The hardware debug server translates (414) the HLL debugging command into a hardware debugging command that specifies a condition of a hardware finite state machine that is representation of the software specification. The hardware debugging command is input (414) to a simulator (108). The simulator adds (420) a conditional breakpoint on the finite state machine in response to the hardware debugging command and executes (420, 426) a simulation of the finite state machine representation. Execution of the simulation is suspended (428) in response to the detecting the condition in the finite state machine.