About SourcePoint for Intel

SourcePoint is a powerful debugger for complex multiprocessor software for the latest Intel processors. Its support for Intel silicon soon after it’s available, and Intel CScripts support, ensure timely board bring-up and platform validation.

SourcePoint is the premier UEFI debugger for code development. Navigating the ever-growing UEFI code base is critical to minimizing bug identification cycles and shortening development time.

By working with the latest silicon trace features, like Intel Processor Trace and Trace Hub, SourcePoint finds bugs fast, slashing debug time.

SourcePoint operates in multiprocessor environments and runs on MS Windows. Features are added constantly to keep up with the ever-changing nature of software development challenges.

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SourcePoint for Intel Features

UEFI debug

Powerful run-control and macro features to make SEC, PEI, DXE and BDS debug a breeze

Trace

Intel Architectural Event Trace, CSME Trace, UEFI Message Trace, Processor Trace, and more

CScripts

Hundreds of platform validation, test and debug scripts courtesy of Intel

Latest Intel silicon

Sapphire Rapids, Alder Lake, Rocket Lake, and every other codename you can imagine

More Great Features
  • Source code debug
  • Multicore/socket support
  • Trace data mining
  • Trace statistics
  • Code profiling
  • Call charts
  • High-speed downloads
  • Advanced breakpoints
  • Auto-target acquisition
  • Fast symbol search
  • Command language
  • Macro support

SourcePoint for Intel Software

Users in organizations such as Dell, HP Enterprise, HP, Cisco, EMC, Fujitsu, Intel, Lenovo, Lockheed, NEC and many others agree that SourcePoint’s usability and visibility lead the industry, especially when it comes to UEFI debug. From examining code execution at a system-level to bit-level, as well as scrutinizing the most hardware intensive code

SourcePoint has the ability to traverse code hierarchy. Users are provided insight into performance bottlenecks so code can be tuned as necessary. And finding bit-level problems within the most challenging bugs has never been so easy.

Related Products

Wow! Powerful new features in Intel silicon just for the software developers! Are you taking advantage of these features? Or more accurately are your tools enabling you to minimize your debug time by exposing the features?
Intel’s new Trace Hub and Intel Processor Trace are but two of the newer features from Intel and SourcePoint is first to market with support.

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Hardware for SourcePoint Intel

Intel JTAG debugger products are designed to make the developer’s job easier. We have worked with Intel for over fifteen years, providing tools that are feature-rich in both hardware and software, making it easy for the user to accelerate development time. An example is UEFI development, where we provide macro files that allow for context-sensitive debugging in the PEIM, DXE and other boot phases.

SourcePoint for Intel Highlights

Intel Processors Supported

  • Intel Atom
  • Intel Core
  • Intel Xeon

Platform Support

  • Skylake Server
  • Skylake Client
  • Kaby Lake
  • Coffee Lake
  • Cannonlake
  • Apollo Lake
  • Gemini Lake
  • etc.

Compiler Support

  • Green Hills® C/C++
  • GNU C/C++
  • Intel® C/C++ Compiler
  • Microsoft® Visual Studio®
  • Borland C++ Compiler
  • Wind River® Workbench
  • Wind River® Tornado® II C/C++
  • CAD-UL C

Intel Programs

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SourcePoint for Intel Resources

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SourcePoint has native support for all UEFI-based platforms. Set breakpoints, single step,watch variables, view the stack, and use powerful tracing features in SEC, PEI, DXE and BDS boot phases of UEFI.

Blog Posts About SourcePoint for Intel

PCI Express LTSSM stress using BMC-based Embedded JTAG/ITP

This past week, I did a webinar in collaboration with the UEFI Forum on JTAG-based UEFI Debug and Trace. This reviewed some of the often-used tools for low-level triage of difficult-to-diagnose, intermittent bugs. Near the end, I demonstrated the usage of technology running directly down on a BMC to perform low-level functions not achievable with firmware or OS-based applications.

The UP Squared Chronicles Episode 2: Building the UEFI Image

In Episode 1 of the UP Squared Chronicles, I used my DediProg SF100 to flash a debug image equipped with source and symbols onto the UP Squared board. This week, I describe the build process.

Open Source Firmware explorations using DCI on the AAEON UP Squared board

As you may have seen from my last blog, my old favorite open-source platform, the MinnowBoard, has been declared End-of-Life. So how am I to satisfy my innate need to explore the low-level interfaces between silicon, hardware and firmware? I may have found a new open source firmware board that meets my needs.

Running Intel CScripts on Skylake servers

As everyone who works with server designs knows, Intel publishes a group of JTAG-based scripts called the Intel Customer Scripts (ICS, or CScripts for short). The CScripts are derived from internal applications that Intel uses for silicon validation, and they are enormously useful for board bring-up and debug. This week, I took a look at them, and ran some with SourcePoint.

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Here’s your chance to see how easy it is to validate and test using SourcePoint or ScanWorks. Let us walk you through it!