The Sage SmartProbe® is the software development tool of choice for all AMD-based embedded designs. Why waste development time fumbling in the dark when this powerful tool can give you the visibility and control you need? Pair the SmartProbe® with the Sage EDK Eclipse-based integrated development environment (IDE) for even more benefits.
Using the right development tools can be the difference between making or breaking a project, according to the Design News article “9 Things Engineers Need To Know About Embedded Development.”
To get the most complete system view possible, you need Sage SmartProbe®, a powerful addition to every software engineer’s toolbox. Designed for all AMD platforms, the SmartProbe® lets you query and manipulate everything inside the processor, chipset and peripherals. With this level of visibility and control, much greater productivity is within your grasp.
A simple connector is all you need to plug in the automated, configurable Sage SmartProbe® and start enjoying the benefits this powerful tool offers. Work with confidence knowing that the SmartProbe® will help you increase your productivity while shrinking development risk. Because SmartProbe® minimizes the time spent configuring tools, you’ll likely notice a significant decrease in program costs throughout your product’s development life cycle.
- Support for all AMD processors
- Sockets: AM2, AM2+, AM3, ASB1, ASB2, C32, F (1207), Fr5 (1207), Fr6 (1207), G34, S1g1, S1g2, FT1 & beyond
- USB and Ethernet Host Interface
- GDB Remote Serial Protocol Interface
- Low-cost/Practical Target Connection
- Legacy AMD HDT and HDT+
- Embedded Debug Interface
- ‘Bare-Metal’ Bring-up
- System Control from Reset Vector
- Program download to Flash or RAM
- Target Adaptive Clock Rate & Voltage
- Up to 40MHz JTAG Clock
- 3.3V to 1.35V JTAG Voltage
- Field Upgradable
- Concurrent Multicore Debugging
- Automatic JTAG Chain Detection
- Up to 128 Simultaneous Cores
- Supports Cache as RAM Execution
- Support for GPGPU Development
- Legacy x86 Debug Support
A Better Solution. It’s what you want, and it’s what Sage consistently delivers.
"While developing our new Qseven® module based on the AMD G-series APU, we looked for the ultimate debug tool for board bring-up and testing.
"We really found this tool with the SmartProbe® from Sage, the best debug tool we've ever had."
- Wolfgang Kamp, Managing Director
Sage Electronic Engineering is at the forefront of embedded development, helping clients worldwide improve performance and enjoy more freedom to customize. SageBIOS™ is vital to these solutions, enabling clients to achieve the perfect fit for each purpose-built design while tapping into the numerous benefits of open source code.
When it comes to solutions, SageBIOS™ is a big step above traditional boot firmware (aka BIOS) used in x86 systems.
Sage offers a comprehensive set of development and debug solutions for all AMD platforms plus many other platforms. Tools and services include:
SageBIOS™ and Sage Design Center
The engineers at our Sage Design Center are ready with the technical expertise required to turn your concept into reality. We offer a broad range of hardware and software development services designed to help you build better products and get them to market faster.
SmartProbe® for AMD Platforms
SmartProbe® by Sage provides the developer with a comprehensive hardware interface for controlling the system under development with zero system overhead. The SmartProbe® works well in standalone environments, such as GDB, EMACS and VIM, but provides maximum benefit when used in conjunction with the Sage EDK.
Sage Embedded Development Kit (EDK)
The Sage EDK is an Eclipse-based integrated development environment (IDE) optimized for use with AMD processors and chipsets. This IDE encompasses the entire development process, including editing, building and debugging, in a streamlined graphical user interface that can operate standalone or in conjunction with SmartProbe® by Sage for maximum debug viability.
Would you rather just finish a job to meet a deadline … OR do a GREAT job while meeting or beating your deadline AND operating within budget?
At Sage, we believe that having the right tools and expertise is the difference between these very different outcomes. Tools don’t take the place of the developer, but they offer essential support to:
- Increase the creativity, productivity and consistency of any engineer or technician.
- Enable development teams to meet and even beat schedules without sacrificing deliverables.
- Empower project members to efficiently accomplish more with less.
Sage is committed to enabling embedded developers through the right development tools. Our top-quality tools, which are provided at a sensible cost, facilitate better solutions for our customers. What's more, our technical staff can customize design solutions for you to propel your product to the next level!
Contact Sage today for a free consultation:
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At Sage Electronic Engineering, we continuously strive to give customers the exact solutions they seek. Whatever your platform or environment, the Sage Design Center can help you build more efficiently and customize to meet your specifications. We specialize in embedded design and open source solutions that can bring you the benefits you're looking for.
Contact us whenever you need support with design, development, integration, debug, training, optimization or testing. Sage’s unique tools and expertise can open up a whole new range of possibilities for your next design. Choose from ad hoc services to turnkey porting, or even ongoing maintenance. What’s more, with SageBIOS™ your costs can be minimized because there are no royalties or licensing fees.
Ready to discover how SageBIOS™ can help you?
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DOCUMENTS available from Sage's technical library:
- SmartProbe FAQ
The SmartProbe by Sage is a sophisticated development tool for embedded developers. This document seeks to answer commonly asked questions about the SmartProbe, the processors it supports, its installation and its operation.
- Coreboot Overview
Introduces the basic concepts of coreboot®, starting with what it is and where it came from, how it benefits a growing community of developers, and ways in which Sage engineers have shaped the technical landscape of this platform. Discusses features and capabilities of coreboot® along with how it differs from a traditional boot firmware solution (BIOS). After going over the basic nuts and bolts of code development and structure, finishes with coreboot® payloads and licensing considerations.
- SageBios Product Brief
SageBios marketing brochure
- Sage EDK Product Brief
Sage EDK marketing brochure
- SmartProbe Product Brief
Sage SmartProbe marketing brochure
- Coreboot Summit 2008
AMD coreboot development slideset from the 2008 Coreboot Summit (April 3, 2008). Discusses coreboot features and capabilities and how they align with AMD embedded development needs.
- Virtual AMP Demo
This document outlines a Virtual Asymmetric Multiprocessing (AMP) Demonstration that shows developers how to apply Xen to construct a complete open source solution for inter-OS synchronization. Included are step-by-step instructions of configuring and building the coreboot installation to allow data to be passed between a linux OS running on core0 and RTOS running on core1.