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Lauterbach Announces Debug Support for ARMv8-M

Lauterbach Offers Debug Support for 2nd Generation AURIX™ Microprocessor

Lauterbach to Demonstrate Advanced Debug Technology at MATLAB Expo 2016

Lauterbach Provides Advanced Debug Solution for Marvell ARMADA Developers

Lauterbach Agrees to Sponsor 2017 UK Device Developers' Conference

Lauterbach offers Windows 10 Aware Debugging on the ARM® Architecture

Lauterbach Becomes Gold Partner of Wind River

Lauterbach to Sponsor 2016 Embedded Systems Conference

Lauterbach Debugger Supports TI C66x DSP Devices

Lauterbach and Vector Software Collaboration Enables Software Quality and Industry Compliance

Lauterbach Debug Tools to Support NXP LPC54100 Microcontrollers

Lauterbach To Sponsor The UK Device Developers' Conference 2015

Lauterbach Debug Tool supports new ARM® Cortex®-M7 Processor

Lauterbach to Demonstrate Debug Tools at UK Automotive Electronics Conference

Lauterbach Demonstrates How to Analyse Multicore Code at UK Event

Lauterbach Enhances Support for the Debugging of Safety Critical Software

Lauterbach Debug Tools Provide Proof of Timing and Code Performance

 

Lauterbach Announces Debug Support for ARMv8-M

Lauterbach has announced that its TRACE32® debug tools now support cores of the new ARMv8-M family

Lauterbach, the leading manufacturer of microprocessor development tools, has announced that its TRACE32® debug tools now support cores of the new ARMv8-M family. 

These new cores of the ARMv8-M family include the Cortex®-M23 and Cortex®-M33 core and have similar performance to the existing Cortex®-M3/M4 devices, whilst offering low power performance and a small footprint. They also include a new integrated version of the ARM® TrustZone® ensuring that these cores are suitable for secure IoT applications.

“Our TRACE32® tools fully support these new cores,” said Barry Lock, UK Manager at Lauterbach. “This includes support for the ARM® TrustZone® mechanism, enabling the developer to have full visibility and control during the development process.”

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

“The TRACE32® tools provide the ARM® Cortex®-M microprocessor developer with a comprehensive debug environment,” said Barry Lock.  “For customers who already have Lauterbach debug tools for Cortex®-M, a software update will enable access to these new device types.”

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. www.lauterbach.com

 

Lauterbach Contact:
Barry Lock, UK Manager
E-mail: barry.lock(at)lauterbach.co.uk
Tel: +44 (0)1256 333 690

 

 

 

 

Lauterbach Offers Debug Support for 2nd Generation AURIX™  Microprocessor

Lauterbach is the first to provide debug support for the 2nd Generation AURIX™ family from Infineon; designed to meet the requirements of the latest automotive powertrain, safety and advanced driver assistance system (ADAS) applications

Debug tool company Lauterbach has announced its support for Infineon's latest generation of the AURIX™ processor family.  

The new AURIX™ TC3xx family of microprocessors has been designed to meet the requirements of the latest automotive powertrain, safety and advanced driver assistance system (ADAS) applications. The chips contain up to six 32-bit cores, 16MB Flash, a Hardware Security Module, a Generic Timer Module (GTM) and a Standby Controller.

"We can now support debugging, tracing and flashing of these new devices with an updated version of our TRACE32® debug environment," said Barry Lock, UK Manager of Lauterbach.  “TRACE32® enables the synchronous start and stop of all six cores, as well as independent control of individual cores. It also allows the recording of program flow, data flow and the state of peripherals, such as the DMA controller, in real time."

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

“Lauterbach has been working closely with Infineon in recent years,” said Barry Lock. “As vehicle software becomes ever more complex, high quality debug tools have increasingly become a necessity. It’s a challenging field of work, and we are very proud of the contribution we make to code integrity and vehicle safety.”

With a high-performing hexa-core architecture and advanced features for connectivity, security and embedded safety, the AURIX family TC3xx has been designed for a wide range of automotive applications. In addition to engine management and transmission control, powertrain applications include new systems in electrical and hybrid drives – specifically, hybrid domain control, inverter control, battery management, and DC-DC converters will benefit from the new architecture. The AURIX TC3xx microcontrollers are also suitable for safety-critical applications ranging from airbags, braking and power steering, to sensor-based systems using radar or camera technologies.

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. www.lauterbach.com

Lauterbach Contact:
Barry Lock, UK Manager
E-mail: barry.lock(at)lauterbach.co.uk
Tel: +44 (0)1256 333 690

 

 

Lauterbach to Demonstrate Advanced Debug Technology at MATLAB Expo 2016

Lauterbach’s debug tool integration with MATLAB tools is enabling developers to comply with the requirements of IEC 61508 and related standards such as ISO 26262, DO-178C and EN 50128

German software debug tool company Lauterbach has announced that it will be exhibiting at this year’s MATLAB EXPO 2016 to be held at Silverstone in Northamptonshire, UK, on the 5th October. http://www.matlabexpo.com/uk

The MATLAB Expo brings together engineers, managers, and researchers to learn more about the latest MATLAB® and Simulink® software development solutions. Engineers and scientists worldwide use MATLAB® to analyse and design their systems and products.

“We are very pleased to be exhibiting at this event, said Barry Lock, UK Manager, Lauterbach. “Our debug tool integration with Simulink is helping engineers develop safer and more reliable systems. In this respect, we are looking forward to demonstrating and explaining how our Trace32 debug tool works and the major contribution that it can make to safety related systems.”

  Barry Lock, UK Manager, Lauterbach

Lauterbach debug tools have become a favourite with many hi-tech engineers, and the company is recognised for both engineering excellence and exceptional technical support. Lauterbach tools support all the major families of microprocessor cores, covering products from 75 silicon companies. The quality and capability of Lauterbach 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. www.lauterbach.com

 

Lauterbach Contact:
Barry Lock, UK Manager
E-mail: barry.lock(at)lauterbach.co.uk
Tel: +44 (0)1256 333 690

 

 

 

 

Lauterbach Provides Advanced Debug Solution for Marvell ARMADA Developers

Lauterbach has announced it is now a part of the Marvell ecosystem for the ARMADA® system-on-chip (SoC) product range, offering ARMADA developers advanced debugging solutions

Leading debug tool provider Lauterbach has announced that it is now a part of the Marvell ecosystem for the ARMADA® system-on-chip (SoC) product range. Marvell’s ARMADA SoC family will now be complemented by Lauterbach's tools which provide best in class debugging solutions and will assist developers to set up complex, multicore, debugging scenarios involving OS awareness. 

"Working with the ARMADA® system-on-chip is a good fit for our toolset," said Barry Lock, UK Manager at Lauterbach. "Multi-core devices can be notoriously difficult to debug and optimise. This is an area where our TRACE tools and our engineering support have repeatedly proven themselves, so we shall look forward to working with ARMADA developers and sharing our knowledge and experience in this field."

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

Based on high-performance and highly-scalable multi-core CPU technology, the ARMADA SoC family delivers a new level of performance, integration and efficiency to high-volume enterprise applications including control plane CPUs, IP appliances, storage edge, routers, security appliances, small and medium-sized enterprise (SME) routers, network attached storage (NAS), home gateways, IoT hubs, wireless routers, Wi-Fi access points (WAP), surveillance video recorders and high-performance networking products.

The 64-bit ARMv8 powered ARMADA 3700 Cortex-A53 device family and ARMADA 7K and ARMADA 8K Cortex-A72 device families based on MoChi and FLC architecture are enabling a new generation of performance and power optimized devices. 

Lauterbach's TRACE32 is an integrated, universal development system that can be connected to most work stations and can contain any combination of instruments which may be required for microprocessor systems development, including debugger, tracing tool, logic analyzer, protocol analyzer and similar tools.

 

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. www.lauterbach.com

 

Lauterbach Contact:
Barry Lock, UK Manager
E-mail: barry.lock(at)lauterbach.co.uk
Tel: +44 (0)1256 333 690

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Lauterbach Agrees to Sponsor 2017 UK Device Developers' Conference

German debug tool company Lauterbach has announced that it will be the lead sponsor of next year's UK Device Developers' Conference, an annual event for engineers and computer scientists working in the field of intelligent systems and devices. 



The conference offers technical presentations, technical workshops and a vendor exhibition, and is an opportunity for engineers and computer scientists to meet and engage with expert from the companies that are developing the next generation of tools and technologies.
 
http://www.device-developer-conference.co.uk

At this year's Conference Lauterbach presented two workshops that explained all of the ARM Cortex-M debug Coresight debug components and demonstrated how they can be used to debug and analyse an embedded system, enabling developers to accelerate development, whilst also building better quality devices. Both workshops were well attended and well received.

"We are pleased to announce our continued sponsorship of the Device Developers' Conference," said Barry Lock, UK Manager. "It is an ideal forum for us to discuss and demonstrate our latest debug tools and to meet with senior developers. The recent 2016 Conference was well attended, very well organised and offered a strong and productive agenda. We had no hesitation in agreeing to participate in next year's event."

The recent 2016 two-day event at Cambridge saw senior engineers from many of Europe's leading technology companies attend. Topics ranged from 'software security for internet enabled vehicles' to 'time triggered architectures for safety certified products' and from 'developments in memory devices' to 'hardware testing'.

"We are delighted to have Lauterbach on board for 2017," said Richard Blackburn, Conference Manager.

"Lauterbach always brings a great deal of knowledge and expertise to the conference, which is what makes this event so special. The Device Developers' Conference is very much focused on the technical aspects of embedded systems engineering and we hope, enables senior developers to make informed choices about their future projects, development tools and hardware platforms.”

The next Device Developers Conference is scheduled for late April 2017 and is expected to see further growth in both exhibitor and sponsor numbers but also in delegate attendance.

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. www.lauterbach.com

Lauterbach Contact:
Barry Lock, UK Manager
E-mail: barry.lock(at)lauterbach.co.uk
Tel: +44 (0)1256 333 690

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Lauterbach offers Windows 10 Aware Debugging on the ARM® Architecture

Lauterbach GmbH, the leading manufacturer of microprocessor development tools, has announced that its TRACE32® development tool now supports Windows 10 aware debugging on the ARM® architecture.

Lauterbach's TRACE32 is an integrated, universal development system that can be connected to most work stations and can contain any combination of instruments which may be required for microprocessor systems development, including debugger, tracing tool, logic analyzer, protocol analyzer and similar tools.

"We have been providing Windows aware debugging for all x86/x64 devices since April 2015, and I am pleased that we can now provide the same support for devices with ARM cores," said Barry Lock, UK Manager, Lauterbach. "Using the so called “stop mode debugging” over JTAG interface, the developer gains access to all system resources. No special stub, interface or driver is necessary to debug the target. Even if the complete system “hangs”, the debugger is still able to show all system resources. The user can inspect running processes, threads and libraries, as well as kernel modules and drivers, at any time.  

Also, Thanks to its extended MMU support, TRACE32 allows access to the complete virtual address space. This gives the developer the ability to switch to the context of any process and inspect its status at any time. This means that you can debug drivers and/or multiple applications simultaneously. "

Lauterbach will be hosting a free workshop at the 2016 UK Device Developers' Conference. Entitled “How to Optimise ARM Cortex-M Code and Build Better Embedded Systems”, this 2-hour presentation will explain all the Cortex-M debug Coresight bits and show how they can be used to debug and analyse an embedded system. 

http://www.device-developer-conference.co.uk/

Lauterbach debug tools have become a favourite with many hi-tech engineers, and the company is recognised for both engineering excellence and exceptional technical support. Lauterbach tools support all the major families of microprocessor cores, covering products from 75 silicon companies. The quality and capability of Lauterbach 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. www.lauterbach.com

Lauterbach Contact:
Barry Lock, UK Manager
E-mail: barry.lock(at)lauterbach.co.uk
Tel: +44 (0)1256 333 690

Media Contact:
Richard Blackburn, Energi Technical Limited
richardb(at)energi-tech.co.uk
Tel: +44 (0)1603 439569

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Lauterbach Becomes Gold Partner of Wind River

Wind River and Lauterbach announced they are working together to ensure interoperability between the Wind River operating systems and Lauterbach debugging tools

Lauterbach, a world leader in debugging tools, has announced that it is now a Gold member of the Wind River partner program.

In February 2015 Wind River and Lauterbach announced they would be working together to ensure interoperability between the Windriver operating systems and Lauterbach debugging tools. Since then TRACE32®, the Lauterbach in-circuit debug and trace solution has supported all of the new releases in Windriver operating systems.

“The cooperation between Wind River and Lauterbach has enabled our engineers to provide a complete “OS Awareness” functionality, which targets all of the architectures supported by Wind River,” said Barry Lock, UK Manager at Lauterbach. “We can now offer the best in class debugging solutions to Wind River customers and assist them in setting up complex debugging scenarios and to also customize the debug tools to their specific needs.”

Lauterbach debug tools have become a favourite with many hi-tech engineers, and the company is recognised for both engineering excellence and exceptional technical support. Lauterbach tools support all the major families of microprocessor cores, covering products from 75 silicon companies. The quality and capability of Lauterbach tools enable engineering teams to develop robust code whilst minimising development time lost to debugging.
 
The strategic partnership between Lauterbach and Wind River represents a successful and fruitful cooperation of these two leading companies in the embedded industry. It ensures the interoperability between all Wind River operating systems and the comprehensive debuggers of Lauterbach, and thus benefits their customers with full debugging support throughout the complete development lifecycle.

About Wind River
A global leader in delivering software for intelligent connected systems, Wind River® offers a comprehensive, end-to-end portfolio of solutions ideally suited to address the emerging needs of IoT, from the secure and managed intelligent devices at the edge, to the gateway, into the critical network infrastructure, and up into the cloud. Wind River technology is found in nearly 2 billion devices and is backed by world-class professional services and award-winning customer support. See http://www.windriver.com/

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. www.lauterbach.com

Lauterbach Contact:
Barry Lock, UK Manager
E-mail: barry.lock(at)lauterbach.co.uk
Tel: +44 (0)1256 333 690

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Lauterbach to Sponsor 2016 Embedded Systems Conference

Debug tool company Lauterbach have agreed to be a lead sponsor of the 2016 UK Device Developers' Conference

World leading debug tool company Lauterbach has agreed to once again be a lead sponsor of the UK Device Developers' Conference, an event for engineers and software developers working in the development of intelligent systems and devices. The next Device Developers' Conference will take place near Cambridge on the 26th and 27th April and will be co-located with H/Wexpo, a conference for hardware developer.  http://www.device-developer-conference.co.uk/

 

"We are very pleased to maintain our association with this important industry event," said Barry Lock, UK Manager at Lauterbach. "The Device Developers' Conference has become an important and productive forum for us, where we can explain our latest debug technologies, discuss industry trends and meet with fellow engineers and programmers." 

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

The UK Device Developers' Conference is an annual event that enables engineers, programmers and scientists to learn about the latest tools and technologies for the development of intelligent systems and devices. The Conference includes a vendor exhibition, a series of informative technical presentations and a series of half-day workshops. 

"We are very pleased to be retaining Lauterbach's support for this event," said Richard Blackburn, Conference Organiser. "They not only bring a great deal of expertise to the event, but it is also good for us to have such a respected brand associated with the Conference."

For the first time, the Conference will be co-located with a new event called H/WExpo, a conference space and presentation series that will focused on hardware development, instrumentation and testing.  http://www.hardware-developer-expo.co.uk     

"The Conference has always featured hardware vendors and presentations, but the 2016 event will have its own dedicated space for hardware engineering," said Richard Blackburn. "H/WExpo will cover aspects such as PCB design and CAD tools, hardware test, test instrumentation, contract manufacture, display technology and enclosure solutions."

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. www.lauterbach.com

About The Device Developers’ Conference
The Device Developers’ Conference is an annual UK event for the developers of intelligent systems and devices. The 2016 event will take place at Cambourne, near Cambridge on the 27th and 28th April 2016.

Sponsored by a broad range of industry vendors, the exhibition and conference, including a series of 40-minute technical presentations, is free to engineers and project managers working in the technology sector.  Half-day workshops in various specialisms are available at a small charge.

For more information visit:
http://www.device-developer-conference.co.uk

Lauterbach Contact:
Barry Lock, UK Manager
E-mail: barry.lock(at)lauterbach.co.uk
Tel: +44 (0)1256 333 690

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Lauterbach Debugger Supports TI C66x DSP Devices

Lauterbach's TRACE32® debug technology supports Trace for Texas Instruments Keystone C66x devices

Lauterbach, a leading manufacturer of microprocessor development tools, has announced trace debugging support for Texas Instruments KeyStone™ C66x DSP devices. 

The C66x Series includes a wide range of high performance microprocessors. The processing capability of the multicore platform is designed to be optimal for applications in markets such as industrial automation, high performance computing, mission critical, video infrastructure and high-end imaging. 

"Many customers around the world are working with complex multicore devices that contain both microprocessors cores and DSPs," said Barry Lock, UK Manager. "The TRACE32 tools will now provide the C66x microprocessor developer with a comprehensive debug environment that will help to save development time and ensure the end project meets its specification."

Featuring the Keystone architecture, TI's innovative design methodology for System-on- Chip (SoC) processors is a combination of architecture and design methodology that they claim enables full utilisation of all cores and interfaces without degradation.

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

The trace tools of TRACE32 connect to the integrated trace port on the target cores and records program flow and data trace information directly from the core in real time. This recording provides the developer with fast and logical troubleshooting capabilities to detect complex errors that only occur under run-time conditions. In addition the time-stamped program flow/data trace can be analysed to provide an overall view of the system performance as well as quality assurance features such as code coverage and cache analysis. Fast trace evaluation and analysis are guaranteed through advanced compression technologies and speed-optimised system software. With a trace buffer of up to 4GB and the possibility of unlimited streaming to the host computer, a large amount of program and data flow information can be collected and analysed. 

Lauterbach UK has announced that it will once again be a lead sponsor of the UK Device Developers’ Conference to take place in Cambridge 27th and 28th April 2016. http://www.device-developer-conference.co.uk

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. www.lauterbach.com

Lauterbach Contact:
Barry Lock, UK Manager
E-mail: barry.lock(at)lauterbach.co.uk
Tel: +44 (0)1256 333 690

 

 

 

Lauterbach and Vector Software Collaboration Enables Software Quality and Industry Compliance

Lauterbach's TRACE32 debug solution has been integrated with test automation platform VectorCAST to enable development, test, and certification teams to set and continuously collect practically unlimited volumes of test data from RAM constrained embedded systems.

Software debug tool company Lauterbach has announced that it has been working with Vector Software to integrate its Trace32 debug tool with Vector Software's VectorCast test automation platform. The integration of these two advanced toolsets will enable development, test, and certification teams to set and continuously collect practically unlimited volumes of test data from RAM constrained embedded systems.



“We are very excited to see VectorCAST take advantage of our TRACE32 product’s engineered features,” stated Rudolf Dienstbeck, Software Developer at Lauterbach GmbH. “This enhancement significantly improves our customers’ debug capability in the most demanding scenarios.”

This latest integration will benefit customers in Aerospace, Defence, Automotive, Medical Devices, Industrial Control, and Commercial environments, where software quality and industry compliance are critical. Vector Software’s development team worked closely with Lauterbach and the TRACE32 implementation of IEEE Standard 1149.1-1990 JTAG and IEEE-ISTO 5001-2003 NEXUS.

The impact of this combined capability, VectorCAST and TRACE32, affects all of the supported hardware from Microprocessors such as ARM; Imagination-Technologies MIPS; Freescale/NXP; Fujitsu; Intel; AMD, Microcontrollers such as TI (Including Hercules); ST-Micro; DSPs from Analog Devices, CPLDs from Altera, Xilinx, and many more.

Lauterbach will be exhibiting at the UK Device Developers’ Conference taking place in Warrington and Uphall (Scotland) on the 2nd and 4th June.
http://www.device-developer-conference.co.uk


About Lauterbach
Lauterbach is the leading manufacturer of complete, modular and upgradeable microprocessor development tools worldwide with experience in the field of embedded designs since 1979. It is an international, well-established company with blue chip customers in every corner of the globe and has a close working relationship with all semiconductor manufacturers. At the headquarters in Höhenkirchen, near Munich, the engineering team develops and produces highly proficient and specialized Development Tools, which are utilized all over the world under the brand TRACE32®. Branch offices exist in United Kingdom, Italy, France, Tunisia, on the East and West coasts of the United States, Japan and China. Highly qualified sales and support engineers are also available in many other countries. For more information, please visit www.lauterbach.com.

About Vector Software, Inc.
Vector Software is the world’s leading provider of software testing solutions for safety and business critical embedded applications. Companies worldwide in the automotive, aerospace, medical devices, industrial controls, rail, and other business critical sectors rely on Vector Software’s VectorCASTTM test solution. The VectorCAST environment enables software development teams to easily automate complex testing tasks to improve software quality, using Test-Driven Development, Continuous Integration, and Change-Based Testing processes to engineer reliable software for accelerated time-to-market release cycles. Vector Software is headquartered in East Greenwich, Rhode Island USA with offices worldwide, and a world-class team of support and technology partners. To learn more, visit: www.vectorcast.com.

Lauterbach Contact:
Barry Lock, UK Manager
E-mail: barry.lock(at)lauterbach.co.uk
Tel: +44 (0)1256 333 690

 

 

 

 

 

Lauterbach Debug Tools to Support NXP LPC54100 Microcontrollers

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

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
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. www.lauterbach.com

Lauterbach Contact:
Barry Lock, UK Manager
E-mail: barry.lock(at)lauterbach.co.uk
Tel: +44 (0)1256 333 690

 

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Lauterbach To Sponsor The UK Device Developers' Conference 2015

Debug tool company Lauterbach agrees to be a lead sponsor once again for UK embedded systems event

Leading debug tool company Lauterbach has agreed to be a lead sponsor of next year's UK Device Developers' Conference, an event for engineers and computer scientists working in the development of intelligent systems and devices. www.device-developer-conference.co.uk

The Conference is to take place in Reading, Cambridge, Manchester and Uphall (Scotland) during May and June 2015 and is expected to attract more than 300 senior hi-tech developers.

"We are very pleased to have support for the Conference from Lauterbach" said Richard Blackburn, Conference Manager. "Lauterbach is a world leader in the design and manufacture debug tools and they bring a lot of expertise to this event. It's great to have them on board again."

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

"We are very happy to be supporting the 2015 UK Device Developers' Conference, said Barry Lock, UK Manager, Lauterbach. “We think that a well run UK Conference such as this is essential to the industry, so we are keen to support it and see it grow. For us it is also an important opportunity to demonstrate our latest debug technologies and share our expertise in this field."

The UK Device Developers' Conference is an annual event that explores the new technologies and tools that are used in the development of microprocessor controlled systems and electronics. The aim of the event is to provide a productive forum whereby engineers can meet key industry experts from software, design tool and hardware vendors. The Conference includes a choice of half-day technical workshops, two streams of technical presentations and a vendor exhibition. 

"The Device Developers' Conference is very much about discovering and exploring new technologies, and the chance to meet with industry experts and fellow developers," said Richard Blackburn.  "We like to think that engineers walk away from this event with solutions to tricky problems, important new discoveries and plenty of new design ideas. Certainly we have had a lot of feedback, in this respect."

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. www.lauterbach.com

Lauterbach Contact:
Barry Lock, UK Manager
E-mail: barry.lock(at)lauterbach.co.uk
Tel: +44 (0)1256 333 690

Media Contact:
Richard Blackburn, Energi Technical Limited
richardb(at)energi-tech.co.uk
Tel: +44 (0)1603 439569

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Lauterbach Debug Tool supports new ARM® Cortex®-M7 Processor

Microprocessor development tool manufacturer announces its tool support for the ARM® Cortex®-M7 Processor

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. www.lauterbach.com

Lauterbach Contact:
Barry Lock, UK Manager
E-mail: barry.lock(at)lauterbach.co.uk
Tel: +44 (0)1256 333 690

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Lauterbach to Demonstrate Debug Tools at UK Automotive Electronics Conference

Lauterbach to demonstrate software debug technology at AESIN Annual Conference 2014

Leading software debug tool company Lauterbach has announced that it will be demonstrating its leading edge debug tools and presenting at the AESIN Annual Conference 2014 taking place at The University of Warwick, 14th & 15th October.

The Automotive Electronic Systems Innovation Network (AESIN) is a dedicated UK initiative focused on the accelerated and advanced delivery of Electronic Systems into Automotive Applications and infrastructure.

The AESIN Annual Conference provides insight to the latest thinking from industry leaders and champions and provides companies an opportunity to engage UK programs driving the automotive revolution enabled by electronic systems.

 Barry Lock, Lauterbach UK

"As automotive software is becoming ever complex, networked and running at ever faster speeds, ensuring the safety and integrity of the code is becoming increasingly challenging," explained Barry Lock, UK Manager of Lauterbach. "In this respect, we will be explaining the latest thinking on debug techniques and demonstrating the very latest automotive debug technology."

This two-day conference will cover key themes that include Connected Car, V2X, Safety & Security and Green Propulsion. Day one of the conference will offer a tour of WMG’s unique Energy Innovation Centre, the home of hybrid powertrain testing facilities, battery characterisation testing laboratories and a battery scale-up line facility.

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. www.lauterbach.com

Lauterbach Contact:
Barry Lock, UK Manager
E-mail: barry.lock(at)lauterbach.co.uk
Tel: +44 (0)1256 333 690

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Lauterbach Demonstrates How to Analyse Multicore Code at UK Event

Lauterbach to demonstrate software debug technology at "The Multicore Challenge" UK conference

Leading software debug tool company Lauterbach has announced that it will be demonstrating how to analyse multicore code without instrumentation at this year's Multicore Challenge on the 23rd September.

 Barry Lock, Lauterbach UK

The Multicore challenge is a conference and tools event held every year near Bristol and Bath for engineers and developers working with the new generation of microprocessor technologies. This year the main themes are Architectures, Languages and Multicore for Mobile, with presentations and tool demonstrations from a wide range of industry experts.


http://www.testandverification.com/conferences/multicore-challenge/multicore-challenge-2014/

"As software is becoming ever complex and running at ever faster speeds, ensuring the integrity of the code is becoming increasingly challenging," explained Barry Lock, UK Manager of Lauterbach. "In this respect, we will be explaining the latest thinking on debug techniques and demonstrating the very latest debug technology."

This Multicore Challenge will consider both the challenges and opportunities in building products based on multiple cores. From embedded industrial/consumer products and PC applications to mobile phones and high performance computer clusters.
“We are very pleased to be a part of this Conference,” said Barry Lock. “It has a very strong agenda and I feel sure a lot of engineers will value this opportunity to discuss the challenges of multicore development.”


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.

The Multicore Challenge is built on the South West’s international reputation as hub for multicore research and development, both legacy (e.g. Inmos and Division) and the vast array of present day innovators (e.g. XMOS, ST, Imagination, MindSpeed and ARM). The high-calibre of speakers and tool demonstrations attracts a wide range of delegates and companies and continues to grow year-on-year.

 

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. www.lauterbach.com

Lauterbach Contact:
Barry Lock, UK Manager
E-mail: barry.lock(at)lauterbach.co.uk
Tel: +44 (0)1256 333 690

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Lauterbach Enhances Support for the Debugging of Safety Critical Software

Lauterbach's Tool Qualification Support-Kit will help developers meet code coverage analysis requirements when developing avionic and automotive applications in compliance with DO-178C and ISO 26262

Lauterbach, the leading manufacturer of microprocessor development tools, has announced a Tool Qualification Support-Kit for its TRACE32 code coverage analysis tools. 

Lauterbach's acclaimed TRACE32 trace tools provide fast and efficient trouble shooting capabilities to detect complex errors that only occur under run-time conditions.  

The Qualification Support-Kit has been designed to help customers facing the many challenges of software development for safety-related systems, to complement the tool qualification when TRACE32 is selected as the preferred solution for trace-based code coverage analysis. It aims to meet the requirements for the development of avionic and automotive applications in compliance with DO-178C and ISO 26262. 

"The TRACE32 Tool Qualification Support-Kit is provided as a prefabricated package containing documents and a test suite for the validation of TRACE32,” said Barry Lock, UK Manager, Lauterbach. “This should be a great help to engineers in this field. In the upcoming months the scope of the test suite will be continuously extended to provide support for a number of platforms.”

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.

“As software is becoming ever more complex, with more lines of code and far more sophisticated algorithms, ensuring its integrity has becoming a major challenge for engineers and developers,” said Barry Lock. “ Furthermore, proving the integrity of the code is a further challenge. This package will help developers address this challenge.”

 

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. www.lauterbach.com

Lauterbach Contact:
Barry Lock, UK Manager
E-mail: barry.lock(at)lauterbach.co.uk
Tel: +44 (0)1256 333 690

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Lauterbach Debug Tools Provide Proof of Timing and Code Performance

Lauterbach announces new debug tool capability that enables the exporting of task event based trace data for external timing analysis

Lauterbach, the leading manufacturer of microprocessor development tools, has announced a new feature of its TRACE32® tools – the ability to export Task Event Based Trace Data for External Timing Analysis.

Lauterbach's acclaimed TRACE32 trace tools provide fast and efficient trouble shooting capabilities to detect complex errors that only occur during run-time conditions. With the latest Trace32 technology, the recorded program/data flow is time stamped to allow an overall analysis of the system performance, as well as quality assurance features such as code coverage, cache analysis and timing analysis. 

"Timing is essential to the success of real-time embedded system development," said Barry Lock, UK Manager of Lauterbach. This new feature of our TRACE32 tools supports the requirements of quality standards by providing proof of timing and code performance.

This is done by extracting the real time task event based trace data from the program flow. This data is recorded in the TRACE32 hardware as part of the hardware based trace flow, for example via NEXUS or ETM."

The extracted data contains task event information and time information and can be saved and exported in CSV format, which can then be used by any external timing analysis and verification tool that supports this file format. It is then possible to analyse the timing data to perform worst-case analysis, peak loading and many other parameters to help with optimising the design. This feature was developed for AUTOSAR but can be applied to many other environments. 

"Software reliability is not only a critical commercial issue, but very often a safety issue also," said Barry Lock. "The ability to export task event based trace data for external timing analysis is an important advance. This new technology within the TRACE32® debug tools will greatly assist engineers worldwide in the development of reliable high performance embedded systems."

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. www.lauterbach.com

 

Lauterbach Contact:
Barry Lock, UK Manager
E-mail: barry.lock(at)lauterbach.co.uk
Tel: +44 (0)1256 333 690

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Lauterbach to Present At Bristol Software Testing Conference

The world leading debug tool company will discuss advances in intelligent debug tools and software testing – 17th March

Lauterbach has announced that it will be exhibiting and presenting at Intelligent Testing™, a half-day conference taking place in Bristol on the 17th March 2014.

http://testandverification.com/intelligent-testing

The Intelligent Testing Conferences focus on tools, techniques, methods and ideas for improving software testing, whether improving test effectiveness or the efficiency of test processes.  It also provides a forum for sharing testing challenges being faced by organisations as well as sharing testing improvements. 

At this event, a mix of industry speakers will be discussing a range of techniques to improve software quality and reduce time-to-market.

“As software has become more complex and our expectations of the capability and reliability of software have grown, specialist tools have become a necessity,” said Barry Lock, UK Manager of Lauterbach.  “Debug tools and software testing solutions have become essential investments, helping engineers to accelerate product development whilst minimising the risk and costs of product failure.”

German based Lauterbach had a turnover in excess of $95m in 2013, 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 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.

“We are very pleased to be invited to speak at this event,” said Barry. “There is a lot of technology in the South West, so we expect this event to be lively and productive for all concerned.”

Nigel Charman, Chief of Software and Systems Verification, at Rolls Royce in Bristol, will provide the keynote address.  Nigel has worked in the aerospace industry since the mid-80s, can remember CP/M 86 and OS/2 and has tested the software and electronics on missiles, rockets, ships and aircraft.  Nigel will be joined by an exciting mix of other industry speakers who will be talking about a broad range of techniques and tools to improve software quality and reduce time-to-market, such as static analysis, monitoring test coverage and harnessing assertion checking.

Lauterbach has recently announced that they are the lead sponsor of this year’s UK Device Developers’ Conference http://www.device-developer-conference.co.uk

 

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. www.lauterbach.com

Lauterbach Contact:
Barry Lock, UK Manager
E-mail: barry.lock(at)lauterbach.co.uk
Tel: +44 (0)1256 333 690

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Lauterbach Enables The Step Up to 32 Bit with Support for uC Linux on the Cortex-M3/M4

Lauterbach announces its debug support for µCLinux on Cortex™-M3/M4

Lauterbach, the leading manufacturer of microprocessor development tools, has announced its support for µCLinux on Cortex™-M3/M4 microprocessors with its TRACE32® tools. 

Many developers are seeing the Cortex-M3/4 as the right stepping stone from an 8/16-bit MCU and is being used in more devices, especially those targeting wireless networking, motor control, automotive, power management and industrial automation. µCLinux has the advantages of Linux, being stable, reliable, flexible, and secure, and is also able to run on microcontrollers with no memory management unit (MMU). This is what makes it a viable and reliable OS for the Cortex-M3/4 microprocessors.

"As a complement to the OS-awareness debugging for Linux, our TRACE32 tools now fully support µCLinux on Cortex-M3/4 as well," said Barry Lock, UK Manager of Lauterbach. "The µCLinux awareness provides not only kernel, but also task (process/thread) debugging.  The Trace32 tools will not only help developers develop more reliable software in the 32 bit domain, but will also enable them to enhance the performance of their software."

The TRACE32 tools also enable the off-chip trace for Cortex-M to be extended from DWT (Data Watchpoint and Trace Unit) into a task-aware trace, which allows non-intrusive runtime and performance evaluation. Furthermore energy profiling can be undertaken and correlated with the off-chip trace records to provide a direct correlation between tasks and energy consumption. Last but not the least, all of the advanced non-Linux debug features e.g. Semihosting (file transfer, virtual terminal), internal/external Flash programming, etc. are still supported and enable developers to exploit the comprehensive debug environment provided by the TRACE32 tools on Cortex-M3/4 running µCLinux. 

"Software reliability is becoming an increasingly important commercial matter," said Barry Lock. "More than ever, developers need advanced debug tools in order to meet the demands of their job. The Trace32 support for uCLinux on the M3/M4 will be an important breakthrough for developers looking to develop mission critical or highly reliable software on this platform."

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Lauterbach Debug Tools Support Windows Embedded Compact 2013 

Lauterbach Debug Tools Support Windows Embedded Compact 2013
Lauterbach, the leading manufacturer of microprocessor development tools, has recently extended its debug support for the Windows Embedded Compact RTOS family.

Lauterbach’s "TRACE32" debugger now supports "Windows Embedded Compact 2013", a streamlined, componentised device operating system offering support for x86 and ARM architectures.
As a successor to Compact 7, Windows Embedded Compact 2013 has now been available for a couple of months and Lauterbach has extended its "Windows Embedded Awareness" for the TRACE32 debugger to include this new version.

For ARM based processors, Microsoft provides the new embedded RTOS with a completely new compiler, which generates Thumb2 code. This change has meant BSP developers have to make a considerable effort to port their code. In order to address this, Lauterbach has enhanced its debugger to read the code and symbol information provided by this new compiler. This is especially important in the board bring-up phase.

 

"We are very pleased to announce our development tool support for the latest Windows Embedded OS," said Barry Lock, UK Manager at Lauterbach. "Once again our team of German developers has demonstrated that they remain at the forefront of debug and development tool technology."

German based Lauterbach had a turnover in excess of $95m in 2012 with continued growth into 2013, 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 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.

Using the "Windows Embedded Awareness" included in TRACE32, the user is able to inspect the current processes and threads. With TRACE32, this is possible even if no software debug channel (e.g. KITL) and no shell are present in the system. Using the extended MMU support of the TRACE32 debugger, the developer has access to the complete virtual address space at any time - i.e. a developer can debug bootstrap, kernel, drivers and applications simultaneously.
Developers can also debug several processes at once, which is especially interesting for testing inter-process communications. If the system is based on a CPU with tracing capability (e.g. Cortex-A with ETM) then TRACE32 records the complete program flow without instrumenting the code. Using those records, thread switches can be examined and graphically displayed.

Code coverage information can be obtained down to individual lines of code and also thread run times and function run times can be analyzed to provide performance details. Statistics tables provide accurate information about the system load. The debugger also supports Symmetric Multi Processing (SMP), which distributes an application onto several similar processors or cores. The developer can concentrate on the debugging of his application, independent of which core is currently running the thread. The debugger can switch to any CPU at any time, showing the view of code running on each CPU. It evaluates the call stacks of all active and passive threads and shows where an active thread is currently running or where a passive thread is waiting. By using the support for Windows Embedded Compact 2013, the developer will gain access to the complete system and all OS resources. It enables visibility all the way from the reset vector up to the "app". Windows Embedded Compact 2013 support is available immediately.
Lauterbach has recently announced its sponsorship of the 2014 UK Device Developers’ Conference. For more information about the 2014 Conference please visit www.device-developer-conference.co.uk

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. www.lauterbach.com

Lauterbach Contact:
Barry Lock, UK Manager
E-mail: barry.lock(at)lauterbach.co.uk
Tel: +44 (0)1256 333 690

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Lauterbach Announces All-in-One Debug and Trace Solution for the Cortex™-M Family

Lauterbach has developed a new all-in-one debug and trace solution in response to the breakthrough of ARM Cortex™-M processors into the embedded market.

Lauterbach, the leading manufacturer of microprocessor development tools, has extended its portfolio with a new product called µTrace. A solution designed specifically for the ARM® CortexM™ family. It is to be launched in August 2013.

Through Lauterbach’s TRACE32® PowerView debug environment, the µTrace system provides developers with a powerful user interface for debugging and tracing. By using simple and complex breakpoints the developer can control the operation of the program and analyse the data in C and C++. The tool supports accesses to memory and peripherals during program runs.

“We are very sure engineers will welcome this development,” said Barry Lock, UK Manager at Lauterbach. “The low power and high performance of Cortex devices are proving very attractive to developers. An all in one debug and trace solution for the entire Cortex family will help simplify tool choice, reduce costs and allow more design freedom with regards to device selection.”

The µTrace uses USB3 connection to the host and can connect to the target via JTAG, serial wire debug or cJTAG (IEEE 1149.7), and is supplied with adaptors for 10/20/34 pin half size and 14/20 pin JTAG connectors. Many other adaptors are also available for use with standard development boards. When used in tracing mode the tool has an internal 256Mbyte memory buffer but it can also be set to stream data to the host if the user needs to collect the program flow data for longer periods.

“The µTrace uses a new, compact design which is different to our traditional approach of making systems modular and expandable,” said Barry Lock. “The result is a more attractive system cost, but it remains very much an advanced debug tool that will help accelerate development, optimise performance and ensure reliable code in the field. “

For more information please visit www.lauterbach.com/1658.

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Lauterbach Leads The Way on ARMv8 Development Tools

ARMv8 Debug Tools Demonstrate Lauterbach’s lead on Technology

Lauterbach, a leading manufacturer of microprocessor development tools, has announced that it’s acclaimed TRACE32® debuggers now support the ARMv8 architecture.

The ARMv8 architecture is the first ARM architecture that includes 64-bit execution, allowing processors to combine 64-bit execution with 32-bit execution. One of the key focuses in developing this version of the ARM instruction set was to bring the energy-efficient heritage of ARM processor technology to 64-bit computing and to make a larger virtual address space available. The ARMv8 architecture introduces a new concept regarding exceptions and the handling of those.

"The ARMv8 architecture is a very exciting development for our industry," said Barry Lock, UK Manager of Lauterbach. "This is regarded as the largest architecture change in ARM’s history. We very much expect it to further expand ARM's presence in the marketplace in addition to helping existing ARM customers develop their next generation products."

The ARMv8 Embedded Trace MacrocellTM (ETMv4) provides non-intrusive program-flow trace and data trace capabilities for any of the ARMv8 architecture-based processors for full visibility into the processor’s instruction flow and enables profiling analysis. The TRACE32® tools further support the CoreSightTM technology for the ARMv8 architecture.

It extends the debug and trace capability to cover the entire system-on-chip including multiple ARM processors and DSPs. Switching between 64-bit and 32-bit execution mode is smoothly handled by TRACE32 to provide reliable debug support for complex applications. TRACE32 offers full OS-aware support for all popular operating systems running on asymmetric multiprocessing (AMP) or symmetric multiprocessing (SMP) systems.

“Our debug support for the ARMv8 really does demonstrate Lauterbach’s lead on technology,” said Barry Lock. “No ARMv8 silicon is expected this year, but our tools are ready for when engineers gain access to this silicon and need to undertake serious software development.”  

German based Lauterbach had a turnover in excess of $90 million worldwide during 2010 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 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. www.lauterbach.com

 
Lauterbach Contact:
Barry Lock, UK Manager
E-mail: barry.lock(at)lauterbach.co.uk
Tel: +44 (0)1256 333 690

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Lauterbach To Sponsor The Device Developers' Conference

New UK Conference Intends to Bring Fresh Approach to Embedded Systems Design

Lauterbach UK has announced that it will be a key sponsor of "The Device Developers' Conference", a new engineering industry event to take place during 2013 in Cambridge, Bristol and Manchester.

www.device-developer-conference.co.uk

Billed as a conference for the developers of 'intelligent systems and devices', it will be a one-day event that will explore the very latest tools and technologies for the design and development of electronic and electro-mechanical devices. Exploring such topics as enclosure design right through to PCB design, software development, off the shelf hardware, test equipment and debug tools, this event is intended to be of interest to the entire development team.  

 Barry Lock, UK Manager of Lauterbach

"We are delighted to be a leading sponsor of this project," said Barry Lock, UK Manager at Lauterbach. "It is clear that our industry needs a fresh approach to shows and conferences and I think the Device Developer's Conference will deliver something new.  This event will bring together a broader range of development technologies, so I feel sure that engineers will value this opportunity to explore new ideas and to speak with experts from around the world."

The Device Developers' Conference will include a vendor exhibition, technical presentation and 1/2 day technical workshops. It will be free to engineers and project managers, but there will be a small charge for the workshop places. The technical workshops will cover such topics as 'Developing with Single Board Computers', 'How to Develop Portable Code',  'Using Debug Tools to Develop Better Systems', 'A Guide to Developing Device Drivers' and 'An Introduction to 3D CAD and Visualisation Tools'.

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.

At the event, an expert Lauterbach engineer will be available to discuss the latest developments in debugging technology, such as 'multi-core', 'high speed trace', 'long term trace' and energy profiling. There will also be a workshop enabling engineers to use their debug tools on live targets, enabling engineers to experience the power of hardware assisted debugging first hand.

“Energy Profiling should be of interest to engineers working in the development of battery powered devices,” said Barry Lock. “Software performance can have a big impact on power usage and this tool helps extend battery life and reduce battery size. In a high volume product, this approach can save a lot of money.“

Other companies offering sponsorship for this event include computer board manufacturer, Blue Chip Technology Ltd and embedded software development consultants Pebble Bay. Companies wishing to take part in this event should contact Richard Blackburn at Energi Technical (contact details below).

Engineers seeking to register for the event, can do so at the event website.  www.device-developer-conference.co.uk

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. www.lauterbach.com

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TRACE32® PowerTools for the Broadcom XLP/XLR/XLS processor families

Lauterbach, the leading manufacturer of hardware assisted microprocessor development tools, has launched a new debug probe which provides state-of-the-art debug features for the new high-performance Broadcom XLP processor family. TRACE32® now supports all Broadcom multi-core processor families XLP, XLR and XLS.

debug tools from Broadcom processors

Lauterbach’s TRACE32® is a powerful high end debugging solution which is now available for the Broadcom XLP, XLR and XLS processor families. Full multi-core support and the included awareness for many real-time operating systems such as Linux give you a powerful debugging environment in all stages of software development and debugging – ranging from low level system bringup to high-end applications involving symmetric and asymmetric multiprocessing.
A very efficient and user friendly C and C++ HLL debugger in the TRACE32® PowerView software boost your development productivity. Finally, extremely flexible scripting features allow for full automatization to your needs. The TRACE32® tools can be connected to either Windows or Linux hosts via USB 2.0 or Ethernet 10/100/1000. A flash programming tool for the internal flash is included.

All TRACE32® PowerTools comply with the RoHS (Restriction of Hazardous Substances) directive.

About Broadcom Corporation
Broadcom Corporation (NASDAQ: BRCM), a FORTUNE 500® company, is a global leader and innovator in semiconductor solutions for wired and wireless communications. Broadcom® products seamlessly deliver voice, video, data and multimedia connectivity in the home, office and mobile environments. With the industry's broadest portfolio of state-of-the-art system-on-a-chip and embedded software solutions, Broadcom is changing the world by Connecting everything®. Find more information on www.broadcom.com.

About Lauterbach
Lauterbach is the world’s leading manufacturer of complete, modular microprocessor development tools with more than 30 years’ experience in the field of embedded designs. It is an international, well established company with blue chip customers in every corner of the globe and has a close working relationship with all the major semiconductor manufacturers. Besides the Headquarters in Höhenkirchen, Germany, the company has its own branch offices in the United Kingdom, Italy, France, on the East and West coasts of the United States, Japan and China. Highly qualified sales and support engineers are also available in many other countries. 

Further information is available from http://www.lauterbach.com/pro_broadcom.html

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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® debugger.

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.

mpc57xx

ace
(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


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.
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


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.

TRACE32® provides two alternative options for debugging the MPC57xx/SPC57x
family. The PowerDebug probe provides debugging through the JTAG interf

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.
www.lauterbach.com http://www.lauterbach.com

Lauterbach Contact:
Barry Lock, UK Manager
E-mail: barry.lock(at)lauterbach.co.uk
Tel: +44 (0)1256 333 690

Media Contact:
Richard Blackburn, Energi Technical Limited
richard(at)energi-tech.co.uk
Tel: +44 (0)1603 436078

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Lauterbach Debug Tools Support Beyond Semiconductors Royalty-Free 32-bit Processors

Lauterbach announces debug tool support for a range of new processors.

World leading software development tools company, Lauterbach, has announced support for a number of new microprocessors including the Beyond BA22™ Family of microprocessor cores.

beyond debug tools

The Beyond BA22 family is a fast, compact, power-saving implementation of a modern 32-bit RISC architecture. Lauterbach’s TRACE32 tools provide quick, effective BA22 processor debugging through a standard JTAG interface for the entire debug process, including code download, flash programming and source code debugging.

"Customers are building increasingly complex applications around our BA22 processors, and need more advanced software debug tools with operating system awareness. We're excited that they can now choose proven Lauterbach TRACE32 tools to shorten their software development cycle, even to debugging multiprocessor/ multicore systems with mixed Beyond and 3rd party CPU cores", said Matjaz Breskvar, chief executive officer of Beyond Semiconductor.

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.

“"With TRACE32, the growing number of developers using BA22 now have access to a full range of debug functionality, from bootstrap code to interrupt routines and drivers," said Norbert Weiss, International Sales and Marketing Manager at Lauterbach. “Lauterbach is committed to continue bringing additional features and future extensions to customers using Beyond Semiconductor BA22 family of processors.”

Lauterbach’s tools can be connected to either Windows or Linux hosts via USB 2.0 or Ethernet 10/100/1000 ports. The included TRACE32 PowerView software provides an efficient and user-friendly high-level language (HLL) debugger for C and C++, as well as Linux operating system awareness.

The Beyond BA22™ configurable processor IP family extends from deeply embedded CPUs ideal for demanding, ultra-low-power SoC designs, up to high-performance application processor cores running operating systems such as Linux. High performance/power and performance/area efficiencies coupled with this configurability make the BA22 an excellent replacement for 8-bit 8051 CPUs while also providing a competitive long-term upgrade path for system designers.

Lauterbach have also announced support for the Cavium OCTEON® III Multicore MIPS64® Processor Family and the XMC4000 microcontroller family of Infineon Technologies.

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. www.lauterbach.com

Lauterbach Contact:
Barry Lock, UK Manager
E-mail: barry.lock(at)lauterbach.co.uk
Tel: +44 (0)1256 333 690

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Lauterbach to Exhibit Software Debug Technology at National Electronics Week

Software debug tool provider, Lauterbach have announced that they will be exhibiting at National Electronics Week (NEW), due to take place at the Birmingham NEC, 18th - 19th April.

Lauterbach will be demonstrating a range of powerful hardware assisted debug technologies that enable engineers to accelerate product development and reduce risk of failure in the field.

gigabit ethernet hardware trace module

"Our main focus will be on explaining how higher end tools such as those from Lauterbach can make better business sense," said Barry Lock, UK Manager of Lauterbach. "There are lower cost and less capable tools that engineers can use, but so often these prove to be a false economy.  The more powerful tools will help to quickly locate bugs and bottlenecks in the code, helping to keep expensive development time down to a minimum and also ensuring optimum performance and reliability from the software. Debug tools can have a big influence on the commercial performance of a development project - this is what we'll be highlighting."

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.

An expert engineer will be available to discuss the latest developments in debugging technology, such as 'multi-core', 'high speed trace', 'long term trace' and energy profiling. There will also be demonstrations of their tools on live targets; enabling engineers to experience the power of hardware assisted debugging first hand.

“Energy Profiling should be of interest to engineers working in the development of battery powered devices,” said Barry Lock. “Software performance can have a big impact on power usage and this tool helps extend battery life and reduce battery size. In a high volume product, this approach can save a lot of money.“

National Electronics Week describes itself as the UK’s only dedicated event for the electronics industry. Spanning sectors from design to final manufacture, this event offers engineers an ideal platform to source products and services related to electronics design and manufacturing. The 2012 NEW will form part of the UK’s largest manufacturing event running alongside another 7 industry events spanning more than 37,000 sqm of space and giving engineers the opportunity to see around 1,000 exhibiting companies. http://www.nationalelectronicsweek.co.uk

 

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. www.lauterbach.com

Lauterbach Contact:
Barry Lock, UK Manager
E-mail: barry.lock(at)lauterbach.co.uk
Tel: +44 (0)1256 333 690

Media Contact:
Richard Blackburn, Energi Technical Limited
richard(at)energi-tech.co.uk
Tel: +44 (0)1603 436078

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Lauterbach Announces Debug Support for New Micro’s

Debug tool specialist, Lauterbach continues to add support for many new processor and flash families.  This year will see a new record with support added for over 350 new processor types and 300+ flash parts from 27 silicon vendors being added to the range of supported cores. This is part of the continued expansion of its range of debug tools and is being rewarded by continued impressive sales growth in China Asia and the USA

Lauterbach tools are used to ensure software code quality in products ranging from mobile phones to washing machines. They are also used in safety critical software development in such sectors as automotive and medical.

Debug Tool Supplier Barry Lock, UK Manager of Lauterbach

“One strength of Lauterbach, is the very wide range microprocessors that we support,” said Barry Lock, UK Manager. “Our customers need to know that they have the freedom to choose whichever microprocessor is best for their project, and that there will be effective tool support for the critical debug phase. This announcement reaffirms our commitment to provide tool support for the very latest devices whether its from ARM, Intel, MIPS, TI or any other silicon supplier.”

Recently, Lauterbach has been acknowledged for pioneering new software debug technologies such as ‘long term trace ‘, ‘high speed trace’ and ‘power usage analysis’.  Engineers will have the chance to explore these new technologies at Medelec, a UK medical electronics event at which Lauterbach will be presenting and exhibiting. Medelec takes place on the 29th November at Cambridge.  www.medelec.co.uk

“As microprocessors have become more complex, faster and more integrated, debug tool technology has needed to play an increasingly important role,” said Barry Lock. “At Medelec we’ll be demonstrating our tools, as well as presenting about ‘code quality‘. Code quality is clearly essential in medical systems, so we are expecting a very receptive audience.”

German based Lauterbach had a turnover in excess of $90 million worldwide during 2010 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   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. www.lauterbach.com

Lauterbach Contact:
Barry Lock, UK Manager
E-mail: barry.lock(at)lauterbach.co.uk
Tel: +44 (0)1256 333 690

Media Contact:
Richard Blackburn, Energi Technical Limited
richard(at)energi-tech.co.uk
Tel: +44 (0)1603 436078

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Lauterbach to Present Latest Debug Tools at UK Medical Electronics Event

Lauterbach, a world leader in software debug tools, has announced that it will be presenting and exhibiting at MEDELEC 2011, a UK event for engineers working in the medical sector. MEDELEC 2011 will take place on the 29th November in Cambridge. www.medelec.co.uk

UK Medical Electronics Event

MEDELEC is an event that focuses specifically on the increasingly important role that electronic components and embedded systems are playing in the design, development and manufacture of medical devices.

"Having the right debug tools is a critical factor in the software development of medical devices," said Barry Lock, UK Manager, Lauterbach. "We will be demonstrating how our Trace technology can assist engineers in ensuring code quality and code performance, and how we can help in achieving the necessary medical industry approvals."

German based Lauterbach had a turnover in excess of $90 million worldwide during 2010 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 enable engineering teams to develop robust code whilst minimising development time lost to debugging.

“For any engineers that are looking at new projects or simply wanting to keep up with the technology, then I think this will be a very useful event,” said Barry Lock. “Certainly, it always a good idea to fully explore the hardware and debugging options as thoroughly as possible, as these factors often have a major impact on development time and performance. This event will be a chance to chat with engineers that have hands on experience and a lot of real-world industry knowledge.”

Lauterbach will be available to discuss leading edge debug technology such as their ‘Long Term’ trace and ’High Speed’ trace, technologies that help engineers fully understand system behavior in high-speed and complex embedded systems.

About Lauterbach

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. www.lauterbach.com

About MEDELEC 2011 – www.medelec.co.uk
MEDELEC is the only technical event in the UK which focuses specifically on the increasingly important role that electronics components and embedded systems is playing in the design, development and manufacture of medical devices. The UK is a global centre of excellence in research and innovation, and this one-day conference and exhibition is being organised for electronics engineers and technical managers working in the clinical and healthcare sectors to learn about the very latest advances in medical electronics through the technical seminar programme and workshops, view demonstrations of innovative software and hardware technologies, and network with peers.
This event will be held on 29th November 2011 in Cambridge.

Lauterbach Contact:
Barry Lock, UK Manager
E-mail: barry.lock(at)lauterbach.co.uk
Tel: +44 (0) 1256 333 690

Media Contact:
Richard Blackburn, Energi Technical Limited
richard(at)energi-tech.co.uk
Tel: +44 (0) 1603 436078

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Lauterbach To Prove Software Code Performance at UK Automotive Electronics Event

World leading debug tool specialist Lauterbach has announced that it will be exhibiting at aae2011, a major automotive electronics event, to be held on the 27th September at the Heritage Motor Centre and Museum. http://www.aae-show.com

Software Code Trace Tools and Debug

Now in its fourth year, Advanced Automotive Electronics (aae) is the UK industry's leading conference focused on automotive electronics system design and development. This event attracts engineers from across Europe, providing an important opportunity for them to learn about the very latest technologies, tools and innovations that are emerging in the automotive space.

"Electronic and embedded computer systems are now a very major component of car design, said Barry Lock, UK Manager, Lauterbach. "Our tools help engineers prove that the code they write is bug free and performs at its optimum level. With the ever-increasing complexity, speed and intelligence of these systems, knowing that the code will be reliable is a major challenge. Powerful tools, such as our 'Trace' technology, are required to collect and analyse data from the system, ensuring code quality. We will be talking about these tools and how they work, and we will be demonstrating this technology at the conference."

German based Lauterbach had a turnover in excess of $90 million worldwide during 2010 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 enable engineering teams to develop robust code whilst minimising development time lost to debugging.

“At this event we will also be discussing how our Trace tools can assist engineers in achieving Safety specifications such as ISO26262,” said Barry Lock. “We will discuss how our ‘Long Term’ Trace technology can capture minutes or even hours of code operation and analyse system software performance from start-up to switch off, in order to predict real-world behaviour.”

Despite the contraction in motor manufacturing in the UK, the development of electronics and automotive technology remains a success story within the UK engineering sector. From engine management systems to airbag control systems and from braking and traction control to electric car design, the UK employs a large and talented workforce in this sector. Furthermore, the UK is considered the home of motor racing technology.

www.lauterbach.com

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Lauterbach Leads The Way with High Speed Serial Trace Debug Technology

Lauterbach, a world leader in software debug tools, has announced that it has been working with microprocessor developers in the field of 'High Speed Serial' trace technology for several years; a serial transmission technology that could transmit the entire contents of a DVD in 3 seconds, making it ideal for the collecting of data for the debugging and development of very high speed embedded systems and systems requiring mission critical analysis.

"The trace interface, over which the processors deliver the detailed information on the operation of their inner processes, has struggled to keep up with the growing flood of information as processors have become more complex and faster," said Barry Lock, Manager of Lauterbach UK. "For many developers of embedded systems it would be unthinkable to undertake a development without this important information, so a lot of effort has been made to increase the data throughput of the trace interface."

For many years the increase in clock frequency and a greater bus-width at the trace port were an effective way of increasing data volumes. However, these measures have their price. Not only does a wider trace port take up highly coveted package pins, but also, poor signal quality at higher clock frequencies requires compensation on all signals from the trace bus.

In recent times, ARM has implemented this technology with its High Speed Serial Trace Port (HSSTP). This was quickly followed by AMCC with the Titan, Freescale with the QorIQ processors P4040 and P4080 and Marvell with the SETM3.

"At Lauterbach we have taken the lead in the design of the hardware interface for serial trace," said Barry Lock. "A universal preprocessor was developed on the basis of the Aurora protocol. Only the firmware and software have to be changed to record any of the alternative protocols. This means that our system is already prepared for further variants of serial trace protocols. This will be exciting news for engineers working at the leading edge of microprocessor based systems."

The “Preprocessor HSSTP” is designed for a maximum of four high-speed channels. The following transmission rates are supported:
• 6.25 GBit/s per channel with up to 3 channels
• 3.125 GBit/s per channel with 4 channels

The trace data is provided via a custom connector system from Samtec (ERF8, 40 pins). For transmission, ARM-HSSTP uses the Xilinx Aurora Protocol. The parallel trace data is 8b / 10b coded and serialized on the ARM core. Differential GBit transceivers send the data flow by cable to the “Preprocessor
HSSTP” from Lauterbach, which recovers the original parallel trace data from the serial transmission.

The large volume of trace data obviously requires a correspondingly large trace memory. This is available from the Lauterbach's 'PowerTrace II' with a memory extension of up to 4 GBytes.

About Lauterbach
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. www.lauterbach.com

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Lauterbach Pioneers 'Long Term Trace' Debug Technology

Long Term Trace Offers Recording and Direct Analysis

Lauterbach has announced that it has been pushing the barriers of debug technology with important developments in 'Long Term Trace' technology.

Long Term Trace provides the ability to collect massive amounts of code performance information from a running embedded system, in order for the user to detect and analyse the most unpredictable and transient of bugs. Demand for long-term trace debugging is being driven by market sectors such as automotive, medical and aerospace, where microprocessor based systems are becoming increasingly complex and in need of more rigorous testing to comply with safety and performance criteria.

"One example is to imagine an engine management system. This level of code coverage enables engineers to analyze the software from a cold start, then up to temperature, through acceleration and deceleration and then to braking," said Barry Lock, Manager of Lauterbach UK. "We are now able to capture code over much longer periods. This is a very important break-through for those developing complex or safety critical code."

Working with some key customers, Lauterbach have spent several years developing this technology. The data from the chips on board trace port is part processed and compressed, by the tool which acts as a 4GByte FIFO buffer before streaming the data over Gigabit Ethernet to the host and a fast hard drive for later storage and analysis. At this time, this capability is available for the ARM Cortex A8/A9 and the PowerPC Nexus and is being expanded to other processor families.

"We have recently been working with the long-term trace technology in the UK and have found it to be most impressive," said Barry. "For safety critical systems, it will enable an engineer to exercise their code like never before. It's clear that for medical systems, automotive and safety control systems, long-term trace technology will not only accelerate the debugging and code test phase but will also ensure a higher level of code integrity, greatly reducing the risk of recalls or system failure."

For Long-Term Trace applications, the Lauterbach tools and software require a host PC with minimum spec of a dual core processor with 64-bit operating system and a fast access hard drive.

Lauterbach is the world’s largest producer of hardware-assisted debug tools, having a turnover in excess of $90 million worldwide during 2010 and seeing 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 50 different processor families and all ARM Cores, covering products from over 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 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. www.lauterbach.com

Lauterbach Contact:

Barry Lock, UK Manager

E-mail: barry.lock(at)lauterbach.co.uk

Tel: +44 (0) 1256 333 690

 

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

TRACE32® PowerTools 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.”

About Lauterbach

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. www.lauterbach.com

 

Lauterbach Contact:

Barry Lock, UK Manager

E-mail: barry.lock(at)lauterbach.co.uk

Tel: +44 (0) 1256 333 690


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Lauterbach Sponsors UK Embedded Masterclass 2011

Lauterbach, the world’s largest producer of hardware-assisted debug tools, has announced that it is to be the leading sponsor of this year’s Embedded Masterclass which is to be held on 24th May in Cambridge and 7th June in Stratford-Upon-Avon. www.embedded-masterclass.com

In recent years the Embedded Masterclass has become an important event for engineers working with embedded systems and embedded devices. The term 'embedded' refers to the fact that most modern systems and devices have a microprocessor 'embedded' within them. The Embedded Masterclass exhibition, workshops and seminars look to introduce the very latest tools and technologies in this field.

"We are very pleased to be sponsoring the Embedded Masterclass," said Barry Lock, UK Manager of Lauterbach. "The focus of this event is always on new technology. This is a good fit for Lauterbach, as we are very much at the forefront of debugging and software analysis. This event offers us a good opportunity to share our latest microprocessor support and discuss the new technology that we have in the pipeline."


German based Lauterbach had a turnover in excess of $90 million worldwide during 2010 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 enable engineering teams to develop robust code whilst minimising development time lost to debugging.

"Debugging often risks being the most expensive and most critical aspect of a development," said Barry Lock. "The quality of the debugging will also affect the product launch date and performance in the market place. So, commercially, debugging really is a big deal. We work with companies all over the world, providing them with the best tools for the job, so that they can minimise risk and cost with respect to this phase of the development. "

Engineers from across Europe, the US, Canada and Asia have attended the Embedded Masterclass in recent years. Workshops at the Embedded Masterclass, which are presented by hands-on industry experts, have been particularly popular. Topics for the workshops have included Linux for Embedded Systems, Device Driver Development, GUI Development, Software Timing Analysis and Multi-Core Development.

Over 40 vendors of tools, hardware and software exhibited at last year’s event, giving engineers the chance to chat with many of the world’s leading experts in this field. Companies such as US based Wind River, Green Hills Software, MontaVista, Swedish based ENEA, Canada based QNX and UK based BlueChip, SDC Systems and Barric exhibited, presented workshops and seminar presentations.

"An engineer from Lauterbach will be available at the Embedded Masterclass to offer advice and to share our knowledge with engineers," said Barry Lock. "We'll also be demonstrating our very latest embedded systems development tools and software analysis tools. This really is a great opportunity for any engineers struggling with a code development problem. The event is all about getting answers!"

About Lauterbach
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. www.lauterbach.com

 

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