Lauterbach Provides Debug Support for 32-bit Multicore AURIX(tm) from Infineon

Lauterbach, a leading manufacturer of microprocessor development tools, is claiming to be the first to support the new AURIX™ TC27x family with its TRACE32® Debugger.

The new AURIX™ TC27x family is the platform of Infineon’s next generation MCU family to meet the requirements of the latest automotive powertrain and safety applications. It consists of up to three TriCore™´s to handle the application load in AMP, SMP or lockstep mode. The first AURIX™ device is the TC27x with 200MHz triple core and 4MB eFlash.

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 the early availability of a stable and feature-rich AURIX™ debug solution from Lauterbach, we are enabling our customers to get a good start with the new 32-bit Multicore AURIX family", said Gerd Punsmann, TriCore™ Tool Manager at Infineon Technologies AG.

TRACE32® provides access to all on-chip debug features and supports on-chip trace as well as a full integration of the MCDS trigger and filter capabilities in the TRACE32® PowerView interface. Program flow and/or data access are recorded by means of on-chip trace in real time. A highlight of the TC27x lead device is the AGBT trace port using the Aurora protocol. Lauterbach has had experience with their high speed serial trace probe for many years and supports the TC27x with 2.5 Gbit/s trace speed enabling all long time trace features of the TRACE32® software. The recordings can be given a time stamp, enabling statistical evaluations during runtime without the need of code instrumentation.

"As a result of the close cooperation with Infineon, their customers now have access to TRACE32®, the industry’s leading development tool," said Barry Lock, UK Manager at Lauterbach. "This also means that they can take advantage of the premium technical support available worldwide from Lauterbach. "

With respect to this development, the debugger for the General Timer Module (GTM) is a free add-on to the debugger for Infineon's AURIX™ family and will be displayed in a separate instance of the TRACE32® software. Also, a real time trace of the GTM is included. TRACE32 also fully supports the debugging of the integrated HSM (Hardware Security Module). The HSM allows automotive customers to fulfill upcoming security requirements for a better protection of their applications from potential hacking attacks.

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.