Lauterbach recently announced its support for the Spansion HyperFlash Memory with the TRACE32 tools. HyperBus Interface was introduced by Spansion in 2014 as an improvement on today’s low pin count memory interfaces and has been broadly implemented by the system-on-chip (SoC) manufactures.
HyperFlash Memory is based on the HyperBus interface and provides the important characteristics such as low latency, high read throughput, and space efficiency. TRACE32 tools support the HyperFlash memory with the intuitive, fast, and flexible Flash Programming feature that also provides you with control of reading, displaying, and erasing the content of the flash memory. The content is displayed in a standard hex dump, which allows the contents to be checked quickly. The tool supports the pairing of HyperFlash memory with the HyperBus interface and also with the ordinary Quad SPI controller.
Lauterbach and GuruCE—which manufactures high-quality Microsoft Windows Embedded Compact BSPs—recently announced an official partnership. The experts at GuruCE and Lauterbach already have a long working relationship that is now brought to an even higher level of cooperation.
Lauterbach’s debugging expertise combined with GuruCE’s Windows Embedded expertise has been critical in creating a highly reliable and extremely well performing iMX6 BSP for Windows Embedded Compact 7 and 2013. GuruCE now ships easy-to-use Lauterbach JTAG scripts with its iMX6 BSP so customers can, if needed, dive deep with the help of the best JTAG solutions for Windows Embedded Compact by Lauterbach.
Vector Software has announced an advanced integration with the Lauterbach TRACE32 product. VectorCAST now enables development, test, and certification teams, to set and continuously collect, practically unlimited volumes of test data from RAM constrained embedded systems.
This latest integration benefits customers in aerospace, defense, automotive, medical devices, industrial control, and commercial environments where software quality and industry compliance are critical. Vector Software’s development team worked closely with Lauterbach and the TRACE32 implementation of IEEE Standard 1149.1-1990 JTAG and IEEE-ISTO 5001-2003 NEXUS.
VectorCAST’s Unit Test Automation and Structural Code Coverage is data driven, making it the only Test Automation Platform capable of minimizing the on-target memory requirement for all aspects of test case data where cycles of 100,000 to 1 million or more are required. The impact of this combined capability, VectorCAST and TRACE32, affects all of the supported hardware from microprocessors—from companies such as ARM, Imagination Technologies MIPS, Freescale/NXP, Fujitsu, Intel, and AMD—microcontrollers—from companies such as TI (Including Hercules), STMicro, and more.
Lauterbach has announced its support for the new NXP Semiconductors LPC54100 Series of microcontrollers. NXP recently introduced its LPC54100 series, which achieves industry leading power efficiency and is ideally suited for “always-on” sensor-based products.
Lauterbach has supported the LPC54100 Series of microcontrollers since the beginning with µTrace, a proven and popular debug and trace tool for Cortex-M-based processors. The tool uses USB 3.0 for connection to the host and connects to the LPC54100 via Serial Wire Debug (SWD) interface. The developer can control the operation of the program and analyze the data in C and C++ by the use of simple and complex breakpoints. An analog probe can be connected to µTrace to read the current and voltage measurements for energy profiling, which enables developers to fine-tune their software for minimal power usage.
The LPC54100 Series features an asymmetric dual-core architecture to enable scalable active power and performance by using a Cortex-M0+ and a Cortex-M4F for different sensor-processing tasks to optimize power efficiency. µTrace fully supports this type of asymmetric multicore processing (AMP) debugging by starting an individual TRACE32 instance for each core.
Featured Product: The TRACE32-ICD in-circuit debugger supports a range of on-chip debug interfaces. The debugger’s hardware is universal and enables you to connect to different target processors by simply changing the debug cable. The PowerDebug USB 3.0 can be upgraded with the PowerProbe or the PowerIntergrator to a logic analyzer.
Product Features: The TRACE 32-ICD JTAG debugger has a 5,000-KBps download rate. It features easy high-level Assembler debugging and an interface to all industry-standard compilers. The debugger enables fast download of code to target, OS awareness debugging, and flash programming. It displays internal and external peripherals at a logical level and includes support for hardware breakpoints and trigger (if supported by chip), multicore debugging (SMP and AMP), C and C++, and all common NOR and NAND flash devices.