The GNU Debugger Project delivers the common GDB application debugger enabled for Intel Architecture (IA). Intel System Studio ships an Intel-enhanced GDB with features that may be not yet present in the current GDB version or it contains features that are not yet accepted for the mainline of the GNU Debugger Project.
It is becoming increasingly important for software developers to become more power aware, not only to achieve extended battery life for embedded and small form-factor devices, but also for reduced thermal stress on embedded platform components. A mobile device would have limited use if it was not able to function for extended periods of time on battery alone. Power consumption control is not only a task for hardware design, but system software as well as application software are also responsible for keeping power consumption under control.