BITS Pilani

India, Norway, France … there has been a flurry of interest around Percepio’s free academic Tracealyzer licenses lately. End of summer and beginning of the fall semester probably plays a role here, as does our announcement a few weeks ago. One of the free licenses was awarded to Anil Joseph, student at the Birla Institute of Technology and Science (BITS) in Pilani, Rajasthan, India.

“I’m working on an IoT project that will read data off of multiple sensors using a PIC32 controller and transmit data to the AWS cloud over a 4G link,” he says.

“FreeRTOS has been my RTOS of choice for a number of embedded projects over the last three years. I used to spend a huge amount of time on locating hard to find scheduling and synchronization bugs and answering questions like how to assign the right priority to each task. I didn’t have a proper analysis tool at the time.”

Found out about Tracealyzer in a blog

Recently Anil read about Tracealyzer in an embedded development blog and decided to download it and give it a try.

“With the help of Tracealyzer, things got really easy. It didn’t just help me find the answers I was looking for, it also enabled me to troubleshoot other issues much faster. I’d say it is a must-try tool if you are developing software with an RTOS.”

We absolutely concur. If you are studying or teaching embedded development, you too may be able to use Tracealyzer for free. You are welcome to check out our Academic Licenses (scroll to bottom of page).


Anil Joseph’s setup

  • Microchip PIC32MZ MCU
  • FreeRTOS
  • MPLAB Harmony BSP Framework
  • A 4G modem interfaced to the PIC32MZ