NeST releases PathFinder-XD Debugger Software

Thiruvananthapuram: Ashling Microsystems – Embedded Tools Division of Kerala based NeST Group, has announced the availability of a fully functional and unrestricted simulation debug environment initially available for MIPS architectures.

PathFinder-XD, a C/C++ source debugger based on the Eclipse/CDT framework and operating on Linux x86 and Windows hosts provides full support for debugging bare-metal and embedded Linux based applications. The software is now available for download on official websites: &

The free PathFinder-XD Simulator software is targeted at MIPS architectures and includes the popular QEMU simulator which allows you to download and debug your MIPS based application programs without any target hardware.

For hardware debugging on your target hardware, Ashling has an extended PathFinder-XD product allowing support for Ashling’s Opella-XD JTAG an d Vitra JTAG and Trace Debug Probes. The high performance of these Debug Probes makes them particularly suitable for large, complex, software-intensive projects requiring fast code download.

N Jehangir, Vice Chairman & Managing Director of the NeST Group said, “The PathFinder-XD Simulator Software is the first in a series of new embedded software and hardware tools we are planning to roll out from our Ashling Division. With our development facilities in Trivandrum and our manufacturing facilities in Kochi, and Bangalore, we will be launching high-tech cost effective tools for ARM and MIPS architectures by beginning of next year.


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