Lauterbach Debug Tool supports new ARM(r) Cortex(r)-M7 Processor

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Leading debug tool company Lauterbach has announced that its µTrace debug and trace solution is now available for ARM's new ARM® Cortex®-M7 Processor.

The ARM Cortex-M7 processor is the latest embedded processor in the ARM Cortex-M processor family. It not only inherits the characteristics from Cortex-M processor series, such as energy efficiency, high performance, ease of use and smaller code, but also is designed with more configurations for automotive and safety applications as well as more powerful debug and trace capabilities.

Lauterbach’s µTrace is an all-in-one solution supporting both debug and trace for Cortex-M based processors. By the use of simple and complex breakpoints the developer can control the operation of the program and analyse the data in C and C++. The tool uses USB 3.0 for connection to the host and can connect to the target via JTAG, Serial Wire Debug (SWD) or cJTAG (IEEE 1149.7).

“We have enjoyed a close partnership with ARM for many years and we are delighted to extend this relationship still further with support for the new Cortex-M7 from ARM from the very beginning.” said Stephan Lauterbach, managing director of Lauterbach, “With µTrace, developers can immediately make full use of the Cortex-M7 advanced debug and trace functionality, ultimately decreasing time to market.”

When µTrace is used in tracing mode, the tool has an internal 256Mbyte memory buffer, but can also be set to stream data to the host if the user needs to collect the program flow data for longer periods.

“µTrace is a proven and popular development tool for the ARM Cortex-M processor family,” said Richard York, vice president, embedded marketing, ARM. “The early and complete support of the extended range of debug and trace functionality in the ARM Cortex-M7 processor will bring benefits to developers working in safety, industrial automation, advanced audio and IoT applications.”

German based Lauterbach is recognised for both engineering excellence and exceptional technical support and its tools have become a favourite with many hi-tech engineers. Lauterbach tools support all the major families of embedded processor cores, covering products from 75 silicon companies. The quality and capability of these tools enable engineering teams to develop robust code whilst minimising development time lost to debugging.

About Lauterbach

Lauterbach is the world’s largest producer of hardware-assisted debug tools. Its engineering team has more than 30 years of experience in making world-class debuggers and emulators. The company attaches great importance to very high technical standards and only the latest development methods are used. This sound technical know-how has a high priority in the sales, support and training departments contributing to the technical expertise that is highly regarded by their customers across the world.