System-Wide Debug & Trace

Fast system bring-up, better system and application stability, and market success with standards-compliant debugging tools.

Intel® System Debugger

System Debug

To help quickly resolve complex system issues, this feature supports in-depth debugging of system software and IoT applications that are based on Intel® architecture. The Eclipse* integrated source-line debugger enables deep analysis of:


  • BIOS and UEFI* code
  • System-on-chip (SoC) peripheral registers
  • Operating system kernels
  • Device drivers with full operating system awareness

System Trace

This feature traces events on Intel® architecture from various hardware, firmware, and other software sources. You can collect, export, and analyze trace data collected by Intel® Trace Hub from sources like:

  • BIOS
  • Intel® Management Engine (Intel® ME)
  • Intel® Converged Security and Management Engine (Intel® CSME)
  • Architecture Event Trace (AET)
  • Microsoft Event Tracing for Windows* (ETW)

Events can be extracted via several mechanisms, including JTAG, system memory, or through a USB connection. Analyzing Intel Trace Hub events from multiple platform sources helps you determine root causes of bugs quickly.

Intel® Debug Extensions for WinDbg*

These extensions help accelerate platform bring-up, Windows* kernel and device driver development and validation by enhancing Microsoft Windows Debugger (WinDbg*) with JTAG debug and trace capabilities.


Included in the Intel® System Studio 2020 Ultimate Edition for Windows hosts.

GNU Project Debugger* (GDB) for Applications: Linux* Targets Only

GDB allows a developer to see what is going on inside an application while it executes or what it was doing at the moment it crashed. This application-level debugger allows a developer to debug C and C++ application code running on Linux* systems.

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Use Intel® System Studio with a free license backed by community forum support. This license allows you to use the software for one year. You can refresh the license an unlimited number of times, allowing you to use the latest version. Convert to a paid license at any time, which provides Priority Support for one year.

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Los compiladores Intel pueden o no optimizar al mismo nivel para los microprocesadores que no son Intel en optimizaciones que no son exclusivas de los microprocesadores Intel. Estas optimizaciones incluyen los conjuntos de instrucciones SSE2, SSE3 y SSSE3, y otras optimizaciones. Intel no garantiza la disponibilidad, funcionalidad o eficacia de ninguna optimización en microprocesadores que no sean fabricados por Intel. Las optimizaciones dependientes del microprocesador en este producto fueron diseñadas para usarse con microprocesadores Intel. Ciertas optimizaciones no específicas de la microarquitectura Intel se reservan para los microprocesadores Intel. Consulte las guías de referencia y para el usuario para obtener más información acerca de los conjuntos de instrucciones específicos cubiertos por este aviso.

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