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debug

Informal
something, esp a computer program, that locates and removes defects in (a device, system, etc.)

debug

[dē′bəg]
(computer science)
To test for, locate, and remove mistakes from a program or malfunctions from a computer.
(electronics)
To detect and remove secretly installed listening devices popularly known as bugs.
(engineering)
To eliminate from a newly designed system the components and circuits that cause early failures.

DEBUG

(software, tool)
The bundled compiler/assembler for DOS/Windows after CP/M.

["DOS Power Tools, Techniques, Tricks, and Utilities, PC Magazine, Paul Somerson Executive Editor, Bantam Books, 1988].

debug

To correct a problem in hardware or software. Debugging software means locating the errors in the source code (the program logic). Debugging hardware means finding errors in the circuit design (logical circuits) or in the physical interconnections of the circuits.


Sometimes You Need a Hammer!
Many years ago, in order to find a bug in the Windows version of this encyclopedia, the text had to be scrolled until it crashed. Rather than holding the mouse button down for several minutes, the hammer did the job. Were there more sophisticated methods? Of course, and a built-in auto scroll was later added. Two-pound hammers are not normally part of the debugging toolkit.
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With its patented root-cause analysis technology, the Indago Debug Platform filters unneeded data to go beyond the source for a single bug to resolve the cause of all related bugs.
In addition, Novas' assertion-driven debug capabilities first introduced with a beta release in March 2003 have been fully integrated for production use.
Driven by the overwhelming challenges of delivering working silicon in a timely fashion for 90nm and smaller process nodes, leading-edge design teams have recognized the significant benefits of utilizing on-chip debug as a key component of their product success strategy.
the leader in debug systems for complex chip designs, today introduced a new set of capabilities that enables designers to easily visualize and debug their complex communication protocols using transactions.
Optima provides a flexible, extensible platform with advanced system-level debug capabilities that greatly simplify the development, deployment and maintenance of distributed systems," said Mike Christofferson, director of product management at Enea.
The TotalView debugger has had great success on the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory Blue Gene/L, the world's fastest supercomputer[1] where it has been used to debug ultra-scale jobs in which over 8,000 processors are orchestrated.
Core-centric debug features like EJTAG and PDtrace are just part of the FS2 portfolio of system-level debug solutions.
First Silicon Solutions (FS2) specializes in hardware verification and debug technologies including on-chip instrumentation, custom silicon IP, development tools and design services for programming, testing and debug of embedded systems in FPGA, SoC, SOPC, ASSP and ASIC designs.
First Silicon Solutions (FS2) specializes in hardware verification and debug technologies including on-chip instrumentation custom silicon IP, development tools, and design services for programming, testing and debug of embedded systems in FPGA, SoC, SOPC, ASSP and ASIC designs.
Based on its native simulation, testbench, formal and coverage technology, Designer is rapidly emerging as the next generation debug platform.