Wind River Education Services Course Catalog

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Workbench On-Chip Debugging for VxWorks and Linux

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Course Details Summary

  • Duration: 2 Days
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  • Format: Lectures and Labs
  • Type: Instructor-led
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The Workbench On-Chip Debugging for VxWorks® and Linux course provides engineers with a fast, cost-effective way to acquire the skills necessary to debug applications with Wind River® Workbench, utilizing on-chip debugging capabilities.

After this course, participants will be able to perform the following:

  • Debug U-Boot and VxWorks boot ROM
  • Debug the Wind River Linux and VxWorks boot loader, kernel, kernel module, and user mode applications
  • Debug, build, and test custom flash drivers
  • Use on-chip debugging views
  • Debug applications in OS and non-OS context
  • Use Wind River ICE, Wind River ICE 2, and Wind River Probe
  • Locate root problems for common difficulties, including RAM access, flash programming, and debug mode failures.
  • Wind River Workbench
  • Wind River Workbench On-Chip Debugging
  • Wind River ICE/Wind River ICE 2
  • Wind River Probe
  • Wind River Linux 2.0.2
  • VxWorks 6.7
  • Earlier product releases available; topics may vary by product release
  • Developers who work with Workbench On-Chip Debugging
  • New project members on teams using Wind River on-chip debugging products
  • Senior engineers who want to evaluate Wind River on-chip debugging technology
  • Firmware developers

Day 1


  • Software bug
  • Embedded debugging—a challenge?
  • Hardware and software connections
  • Monitor/agent
  • In-circuit emulator
  • Background debug mode
  • Joint test action group
  • Wind River on-chip debugging hardware
  • Wind River on-chip debugging hardware—comparison

Wind River Probe Overview and Setup

  • Overview
  • Adapter module
  • Connecting Wind River probe
  • Creating a connection
  • License key

Wind River ICE and Wind River ICE 2 Overview and Setup

  • Overview
  • Personality module
  • Connecting Wind River ICE
  • Networking setup
  • Telnet/FTP setup
  • Creating a connection
  • Firmware update
  • License key

Workbench On-Chip Debugging Views

  • On-chip debugging perspective
  • On-chip debugging views
  • Run control

In-Depth Debugging

  • CF options
  • Register file
  • Flash driver
  • Flash programming

Trouble Shooting

  • Introduction
  • Board initialization
  • Flash programming

Day 2

Custom Flash Driver

  • Flash driver by on-chip debugging command shell
  • Flash driver
  • Custom flash driver template
  • Custom flash driver setup
  • LAB: Standalone RAM debugging


  • LAB: U-Boot debugging
  • LAB: Linux kernel debugging
  • LAB: Linux user mode debugging
  • LAB: Linux kernel module debugging
  • LAB: Custom flash driver


  • LAB: U-Boot debugging
  • LAB: VxWorks boot ROM debugging
  • LAB: VxWorks kernel debugging
  • LAB: Custom flash driver

Prerequisite Course

Prerequisite Skills

  • One year of C programming
  • Basic understanding of hardware design
  • Basic understanding of operating systems and debugging techniques
  • Functional knowledge of UNIX/Linux
  • This two-day expert-led course consists of lectures and lab sessions.
  • Attendees use Wind River Workbench On-Chip Debugging, Wind River ICE or Wind River ICE 2, Wind River Probe, Wind River Linux 2.0.2, and VxWorks 6.7 to gain experience with the topics presented.
  • Participants examine and exercise simulated network topologies in hands-on labs.
  • Participants receive individual guidance from an expert engineer who has extensive experience with Wind River technologies.