Höhenkirchen-Siegertsbrunn -- March 15, 2011 - Lauterbach, the leading manufacturer of hardware assisted microprocessor development tools, has launched support 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 TRACE32® has been supporting 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 PowerPC and MicroBlaze processors, used with Xilinx programmable logic. In multi-core designs any combination of these cores can be debugged concurrently using a single debug interface.
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 TRACE32® accumulated a rich feature set, which is common to the TRACE32® debugger for over 60 supported processor families.
"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."
"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."
Lauterbach is a completely independent and privately held company and the world′s leading manufacturer of complete, modular microprocessor development tools with 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 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.