Feb. 10, 2010 -- IPextreme® Inc., the company bringing famous IP (intellectual property) to system-on-chip (SoC) designers worldwide, and Lauterbach, the leading manufacturer of hardware assisted microprocessor development tools, today announced complete interoperability between Lauterbach's Trace32 debug systems and IPextreme's IEEE 1149.7 cJTAG semiconductor IP core.
“In the IEEE working group, Texas Instruments worked closely with Lauterbach to ensure that the IEEE 1149.7 standard is suitable for all applications,” said Gary Swoboda, CTO of emulation technology at Texas Instruments (TI). “We have worked with IPextreme and Lauterbach for the past year to ensure that designers can take full advantage of the IEEE 1149.7 features and look forward to seeing how the industry takes advantage of the IEEE 1149.7 technology.”
“The availability of software debug and development tools supporting the IEEE 1149.7 standard is essential for system design houses to efficiently manufacture their products and take advantage of the new IEEE 1149.7 features,” said Pierre-Xavier Thomas, VP of Engineering, IPextreme. “We are very pleased with the results of our past year's collaboration with Lauterbach's expert engineers who also contributed to the IEEE 1149.7 working group. As a result, customers of the IEEE 1149.7 cJTAG Silicon IP can immediately benefit from cJTAG by utilizing Lauterbach's TRACE32 debuggers with native 2-pin IEEE 1149.7 cJTAG support.”
“IPextreme played a vital role with Lauterbach's ability to support the IEEE 1149.7 standard,” said Ingo Rohloff, Senior Engineer at Lauterbach. “As a developer, it is essential to acquire a reference platform as soon as possible. IPextreme's engineers supplied the IEEE 1149.7 reference platform necessary for Lauterbach to implement support for this standard. This collaboration has allowed Lauterbach and IPextreme to offer a successful implementation of the standard, well before the standard was even ratified. As a result, we have confirmation of IP and tool compatibility, which work together seamlessly.”
About IPextreme Inc.
IPextreme packages, delivers and supports famous IP (intellectual property) designed by large semiconductor companies and used by system-on-chip (SoC) designers worldwide. These production-proven IP products serve both broad horizontal markets and specific verticals such as consumer and automotive, and are provided in a process-independent and EDA-neutral format for easy use by the widest range of customers. With a decade of experience in developing, packaging, licensing and supporting IP, IPextreme offers a complete business solution that allows semiconductor companies to strategically leverage their internal IP portfolio and expand overall revenue. The company has offices in Campbell, California; Munich, Germany; and Tokyo, Japan with representatives in China, India, Israel, Korea and Taiwan. For additional information, please visit www.ip-extreme.com.
Lauterbach is the leading manufacturer of complete, modular microprocessor development tools worldwide with 30 years experience in the field of embedded designs. It is an internationally well-established company with blue chip customers from every corner of the globe and close relationship with all semiconductor manufacturers. Besides the Headquarters in Hoehenkirchen, Germany, the company has its own branch offices in 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.
About IEEE 1149.7
The IEEE 1149.7 standard was ratified by the IEEE in December 2009.