Lauterbach Debug Tools to Support NXP LPC54100 Microcontrollers

Lauterbach has announced its support for the new NXP LPC54100 Series of microcontrollers

NXP LPC54100 Debug / Trace Tools
NXP LPC54100 Debug / Trace Tools
Barry Lock, UK Manager, Lauterbach
Barry Lock, UK Manager, Lauterbach

Lauterbach, a worldwide provider of microprocessor development tools, has announced its support for the LPC54100 Series of microcontrollers recently introduced by NXP. The LPC54100 Series offers industry leading power efficiency and is ideally suited for “always-on” sensor-based products.

Lauterbach have 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.

“With µTrace® 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,” said Barry Lock, UK Manager, Lauterbach. “Also, an analogue probe can be connected to µTrace to read the current and voltage measurements for energy profiling, this enables developers to fine-tune their software for minimal power usage. µTrace® will help engineers develop better devices and greatly reduce development time.”

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.

“The features of µTrace are an ideal complement to the LPC54100 family, enabling customers to optimize their always-on products,” said Brendon Slade, the Director of Tools and Embedded Ecosystem from NXP, “The support that the Lauterbach tools provide for the LPC54100 multicore architecture also gives developers the debugging facilities needed to fully exploit the capabilities of the device family.”

Lauterbach will be exhibiting and presenting workshops at the UK Device Developers’ Conference to be held in Reading, Cambridge, Manchester and Uphall (Scotland) during May and June 2015. More details at www.device-developer-conference.co.uk

About Lauterbach

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