I am a beginner in programming embedded systems. My small experiences consist of programming an µC C167 with the Keil Developer Software and let some stepper motors run or write some text on lcd. But now I try to develop an application on an Evaluation Board EVBQ2686 from the Glyn Company based on the Wavecom GSM Q2686. Until now I found out how to communicate with the EVBQ2686 via Hyperterminal, managed to upload the sample applications and also created a sample with Open AT Wizard which also runs very well.
So my wish is to do the next step and develop an own application. But unfortunately I dont know how to use the debugging tool. Without the possibility of debugging development doesnt make sense for me. I read the user guide referring to the Target monitoring tool, but I didnt really get any usable results. So I think I need some explanation on how the concept works and something like a user guide for beginners. From my understanding there must be a monitor software running on the target which communicates with some debug tool on the PC. Does it work like this? But where are these “Trace”-commands sent to? Isnt it possible to debug online directly in the development software? I remember when I used the Keil software it was possible to debug the code online step by step in the developer tool like you can do in the MSVS.
Also my board offers one RS232 and one USB interface. Do I have to use the USB for receiving the debug information? And how?
I appreciate your help!