Lauterbach Extends Tools Support for Xilinx Zynq-7000 Extensible Processing Platform

TRACE32(r) PowerTools now available for Xilinx Zynq-7000 Extensible Processing Platform

Lauterbach, the leading manufacturer of hardware assisted microprocessor development tools, has launched support for the new Xilinx Zynq-7000 Extensible Processing Platform that integrates a complete ARM® Cortex™-A9 MPCore™ processor-based system with 28nm low-power programmable logic.

While Lauterbach’s TRACE32® tool has been supporting the ARM® Cortex™-A9 core for some time, the latest enhancement adds the Zynq-7000 family devices to the list of validated target devices. Therefore TRACE32® supports all processor cores, including the PowerPC and MicroBlaze processors that are used with Xilinx programmable logic. In multi-core designs any combination of these cores can be debugged concurrently using a single debug interface.

“Lauterbach’s support of the Zynq-7000 family with the TRACE32® hardware assisted debugging and trace tool allows customers to preserve their design/debug environment while, at the same time, explore the capabilities of the Extensible Processing Platform,” said Norbert Weiss, Sales and Marketing Manager at Lauterbach GmbH. “Our work with Xilinx builds on years of collaboration between the two companies on FPGA-based embedded systems development solutions.”

TRACE32® supports all hardware debug features of the Cortex™-A9 MPCore™ processing system and flash programming. An off-chip and on-chip real-time program trace with sophisticated trace filters and triggers is available. If off-chip trace is used, it does not use any FPGA resources but stores the trace data in up to 4GB of external high-speed memory.

Unlike other tools, the TRACE32® debugger has been developed specifically to meet the needs of embedded debugging. Being the product of more than 30 years of embedded debugging experience, the TRACE32® has accumulated a rich feature set that is common to the TRACE32® debugger for over 60 supported processor families.

“Xilinx is very excited to have early support for the Zynq-7000 Extensible Processing Platform from the Lauterbach development tools,” said Mark Jensen, Director of Processing Partnership at Xilinx. “This will enable Xilinx’s customers in Europe and across the globe to benefit from a well established development environment and enable them to get started very quickly with their designs targeting Zynq-7000 devices.”

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Lauterbach is the world’s largest producer of hardware-assisted debug tools. Its engineering team has more than 30 years 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.