Lauterbach announces early support for the new Freescale Qorivva MPC57xx and the STMicroelectronics SPC57x family MCUs

Lauterbach, the leading manufacturer of hardware assisted microprocessor development tools, has added support for the new Freescale Qorivva MPC57xx and STMicroelectronics SPC57x family of automotive microcontrollers to its TRACE32(r) debugger.

Debug Support for MPC57XX
Debug Support for MPC57XX

As a result of the close cooperation with Freescale and STMicroelectronics in the Joint Development Program (JPD), customers will have in time access to TRACE32®, the industry′s leading development tool, and can take advantage of the premium technical support available worldwide from Lauterbach.

German based Lauterbach had a turnover in excess of $90 million worldwide during 2011 and has seen its customer base grow year on year. Recognised for both engineering excellence and exceptional technical support, Lauterbach tools have become a favourite with many hi-tech engineers. Lauterbach tools support more than 3500 microprocessors and all known ARM Cores, covering products from over 75 silicon companies. The quality and capability of these tools enables engineering teams to develop robust code whilst minimising development time lost to debugging.

TRACE32® provides two alternative options for debugging the MPC57xx/SPC57x family. The PowerDebug probe provides debugging through the JTAG interface (OnCE) for the entire debug process including code download, flash programming and source code debugging. The TRACE32® PowerView software includes a comprehensive and user friendly HLL debugger for C and C++ as well as awareness for most of the commonly available real-time operating systems. Multicore debugging can be undertaken in AMP, SMP or Lockstep mode.

The PowerTrace system adds off-chip trace features to the basic debug functionality by utilizing the Nexus class 3+ interface on the chip. Up to 4GByte of instruction and data trace can be non-intrusively captured, providing developers with a back trace for debug and also extensive run-time statistics and performance analysis. The Context Tracking System (CTS) allows the user to track the contents of registers and memory from a sampled real-time trace. This makes it possible to undertake a detailed analysis of the program execution on HLL level. Stepping "back into time" and examining variables as they where at any specific point in the program run is just one of the powerful capabilities of CTS.

The tools can be connected to either Windows or Linux hosts via USB 2.0 or Ethernet 10/100/1000. All TRACE32® PowerTools comply with the RoHS (Restriction of Hazardous Substances) directive

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.