[U-Boot-Users] BDI vs. Lauterbach

llandre r&d2 at dave-tech.it
Mon Apr 10 18:35:12 CEST 2006

> Pros:
>      BDI - 10Mbit eth, Lauterbach - 100 Mbit.
>      Lauterbach scalable and simply extendable, BDI - not.
1) Powerful scripting language
2) Very user friendly
3) Rich commands set that allows to debug hardware problems, too
4) Can "interpret" peripheral registers to provide human 
readable/changeable values
5) O.S. awarness for several o.s. and RTOSes
6) Modularity (trace module, logic analyzer module)

> Cons:
>      BDI support gnu toolchain natively (in GDB server mode),
>      Lauterbach - not (sometime it parsing elf/dwarf correctly,
>      sometime, usually in critical cases :), not).
>      And you are know, hmm, strange Lauterbach price policy:
>      price of BDI firmware for a new CPU target is approx. 1000 eur,
>      for the Lauterbach - price of new device.

1) So far no gdb support
2) USB version doesn't support Linux on host


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