Cellular Market – Accelerated Technology Extends Help To Smartphone Developers
Accelerated Technology, the Embedded Systems Division of Mentor Graphics Corporation, today addressed the complex needs of the cellular market by announcing a new version of the XRAY debugger for Symbian OS, an embedded operating system. Embedded developers of mobile phone applications will have the most complete target-debugging environment available today for Symbian OS.
Symbian develops and licenses Symbian OS, the global industry-standard operating system for advanced mobile phones, to the world’s leading handset manufacturers, which account for more than 80 percent of worldwide annual mobile phone sales.
As the mobile communications market steadily grows, developers need a reliable tool that can debug the complexities of their cellular phone applications. For Symbian OS developers, the XRAY debugger support means that they will have visibility into the operation of Symbian OS throughout the entire software design cycle.
This new version of our XRAY product, supporting Symbian OS, shows our further commitment to supporting the needs of mobile phone manufacturers. The complex nature of advanced mobile phones, or ‘smartphones,’ requires a debugging solution like the XRAY debugger that can offer clear visibility into these designs, said Robert Day, director of marketing, Mentor Graphics Embedded Systems Division.
Advanced XRAY features for Symbian OS include calling up thread-specific stack and register information easily, kernel object inspection and modification capabilities, support for concept of processes and threads within processes, and accurate debugging of specific processes by accessing the memory management unit.
With the XRAY debugger for Symbian OS, developers can inspect the detailed inner-workings of their code and of the operating system, thereby presenting an ideal development environment for tracking software defects and optimizing software performance, said Jerry Panagrossi, vice president of US Operations, Symbian. The XRAY debugger is one of those must-have tools in an embedded software developer’s tool suite.
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