ASSET's ScanWorks® Embedded Diagnostics solution improves the reliability of high-availability and mission-critical systems. It allows the root causes of hardware and software failures to be diagnosed, even when they can't be debugged by OS-level applications. This is because it is embedded IP that operates independently of any system software or BIOS. When a failure occurs, ScanWorks Embedded Diagnostics can automatically gather failure analysis data that would otherwise be lost. The system's processor can be instructed to read from and write to registers, to memory, and to I/O interfaces. Breakpoints can be set and retrieved; code can be single-stepped. And all of this can be done remotely.