Debug board uses (was Re: Software Emulator)

Michael 'Mickey' Lauer mickey at
Sun Feb 18 00:43:09 CET 2007

Koen Kooi wrote:
>> A little OT, but under what circumstances would a developer require a
>> debug board?
> A debug board would have 2 main uses for me:
> 1) a serial console so you can debug problems with X or initscripts
> 2) access to jtag so you fix the bootloader if something went wrong with uboot
> A 'regular user' should never need 2) and 1) can be done with usb-ethernet emulation if
> needed.

*nod* 2) is a very valid reason. 1) we no longer need since Hardware
Wizard LaF0rge added an usbtty emulation to U-Boot!

- Michael Lauer <mickey at>         
Software for the worlds' first truly open Free Software mobile phone

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