NoICE Debugger


IEEE 695



Absolute Assemblers

Anyone Else?

Hex Formats

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This page lists some of the more popular debug formats that NoICE can use. If you don't see what you need here, please look through the full list.
Elf/Dwarf/Stabs  Support for the Elf/Dwarf and Elf/Stabs debug formats is available by way of a conversion utility called ELFNOI. This capability will eventually be added to NoICE itself.

Typical compilers: GCC, Metrowerks

IEEE-695  NoICE can load symbol and line information along with memory contents from IEEE-695 format files.

Typical compilers: Cosmic (using a Cosmic-provided utility), some IAR

ImageCraft DBG  NoICE can directly load symbol and line information from Imagecraft DBG files.
IAR UBROF  The IAR linker can generate a wide variety of output formats. If your IAR compiler doesn't output IEEE-695, you can use the proprietary format called UBROF. The NoICE utility IAR_NOI processes an UBROF file to extract symbol and line number information for source-level debugging with NoICE. IAR_NOI support up to version 8 of UBROF. Later versions primarily add features for C++ that are not relavent for NoICE. If your compiler generates a later version of UBROF, you can adjust the settings to generate an earlier version.

Please note that the free versions of the IAR compilers, including the MSP430 Quick Start, may not produce correct UBROF per the IAR documentation. The UBROF output of these compilers cannot be used with NoICE.

Absolute Assemblers  If you use an assembler that generate a listing file with absolute addresses, it is usually pretty easy to write a utility to extract aymbol and line number informtation from the listing to support source-level debugging in NoICE.

If your assembler isn't in the full list, please contact us.

Anyone Else?  Check the full list to see if your assembler or compiler is supported.
Hex formats  NoICE can load memory contents from Motorola, Intel and Extended Tektronix Hex format files.

Extended Tektronix and Intel formats may in some cases contain limited symbol information, and NoICE will use it if available. However, this information is usually only useful for assembly language programming.

NoICE Debugger Copyright 2005 by John Hartman Revised 29 July 2005