Q: Q: (posted again) how do the debug pods connect and work. do they connect to a independant device or to my pc.
A: The USB "pods" connect to a microcontroller system with individual wires for sigital signals and an oscilloscope probe for analog signals. The pod connects to a PC through a USB cable, The pod manufacturers provide software that displays the information. Check out the company web sites for more information and examples.
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