Debug tool offers FPGA integration

15th September 2017
Alice Matthews


Manufacturer of microprocessor development tools, Lauterbach, has announced that it has added an additional integration to its popular TRACE32 debug tool. The new integration allows the Xilinx Vivado Design Suite to share the Lauterbach JTAG connection to Zynq-7000 or Zynq UltraScale+ SoCs.

“This is the breakthrough that some of our customers have been waiting for, the ability to debug hardware and software in parallel," said Barry Lock, Lauterbach’s UK Sales Manager. “We feel that this integration offers developers an unparalleled level of visibility into an embedded system and should enable them to produce better quality systems in a more timely fashion.”

In addition to the entire set of TRACE32 advanced debug features, developers can now take advantage of the powerful diagnostic features and FPGA programming capabilities of Vivado as well as analysing internal FPGA signals via the Integrated Logic Analyser. All of these tools can be used concurrently utilising a shared connection provided by the Lauterbach hardware.

TRACE32 provides complete software debug support for ARM Cortex based processors as well as MicroBlaze soft cores running stand-alone or in a multi-core system. With support for over 50 embedded real time operating systems, MMU awareness and hypervisor support, TRACE32 allows developers to debug any part of the system from a single easy to use interface.

Lauterbach tools support all the major families of microprocessor cores, covering products from 75 silicon companies.

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