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  • pls Programmierbare Logik & Systeme GmbH
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  • 02991 Lauta
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Full support of all on-chip peripheral units and internal debug functions: PLS' UDE is also now available for STMicroelectronics Cortex-M7 core-based STM32F7 series MCU

(PresseBox) (Lauta (Germany), ) PLS Programmierbare Logik & Systeme presents Version 4.5 of its Universal Debug Engine (UDE). The UDE 4.5 provides developers with an optimized testing and debugging environment for the first Cortex-M7 core-based MCU of STMicroelectronics new STM32F7 series.

The STM32F7 series MCUs not only feature a Cortex-M7 core that can be operated at frequencies up to 216 MHz, but also up to 1 Mbyte embedded Flash, 320 Kbytes SRAM and high-performance peripheral units (graphic accelerator, Ethernet, USB and audio interfaces, etc.).

As is usual with PLS, the UDE 4.5 also fully supports all on-chip peripheral units and internal debug functions. This also applies to the Floating Point Unit (FPU) integrated in the Cortex-M7. The debugger takes over, for example, display of the respective instructions and additional registers. Even the code and data cache ‒ provided for the first time in a Cortex-M architecture ‒ which permits program execution with 0-wait-state performance from both the on-chip Flash and the external memory, is fully taken into account by the debugger during control of the target and display of the memory.

The real-time characteristics of the STM32F7 family benefit, among other things, from the many possibilities of the graphical representation of system parameters within the UDE 4.5 and the comprehensive support of the integrated units for program, data and performance traces.

Connection to the target is optionally possible via JTAG or via the more modern Serial Wire Debug (SWD) interface. A digitally isolated connection between the target and the Universal Access Device (UAD) is also possible if required. The programming function integrated in the UDE 4.5 ensures maximum speeds when erasing, programming and verifying the on-chip Flash memory. Furthermore, in combination with PLS’ Universal Access Device 2 (UAD2) family, developers can use the built-in Bootstrap Loader (BSL) implemented in the STMicroelectronics STM32F7 series of MCUs to optionally program the on-chip Flash memory via an asynchronous serial interface or the CAN bus.

The complete cross-debugger functionality of the UDE 4.5 is also available fully integrated in Eclipse via an own debug perspective.

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PLS Programierbare Logik & Systeme GmbH, based in Lauta, Germany, was founded in 1990. With its innovative modular test and development tools, the company has demonstrated for over two decades its position as an international technology leader in the field of debuggers, emulators and trace solutions for 16-bit and 32-bit microcontrollers. The software architecture of the Universal Debug Engine (UDE) guarantees optimal conditions for debugging SoC-based systems. For example, by means of the intelligent use of modern on-chip debugging and on-chip trace units, valuable functions such as profiling and code coverage are available for the system optimization. Furthermore, the associated Universal Access Device (UAD2/UAD3+) product family, with transfer rates of up to 3.5 Mbytes/s and a wide range of interfaces, offers entirely new dimensions for fast and flexible access to multicore systems. Important architectures such as TriCore, Power Architecture, XC2000/XE166, ARM, Cortex, SH-2A, XScale and C166/ST10 as well as simulation platforms of different vendors are supported. For further information about the company, please visit www.pls