Debugging with a full-spec. emulator involves the use of a dedicated MCU (evaluation MCU) mounted on the emulator or an emulation probe or pod through an in-circuit connection to an IC socket on the footprint of the MCU on the user system. Full-spec. emulators thus provide a good response to requirements for high-level verification such as true real-time tracing, which is difficult with an on-chip debugging emulator. In combination with integrated development environments from Renesas, they also provide for the visual analysis of complex information.