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C51: EXPORTING SYMBOLS FOR EMULATORS

QUESTION

Does the Keil Compiler for the 8051 provide a HEX output file with attached global and local (MODULE NAME.LOCAL VARIABLE NAME) names (labeled for stack, bit, accumulator, register, RAM or program memory) for my in-circut emulator?

ANSWER

Yes. Although Intel's HEX format does not allow for debug information to be included in the file, the OMF-51 file created by the linker will, if configured, include all symbol information, references to source code, etc., so that source-level debugging may occur in your emulator.

Common emulators such as Hitex, Nohau, Metalink, and Signum are known to work correctly, and others that are compatible with OMF-51 should work as well.

Last Reviewed: Sunday, May 16, 2004


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