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Universal Debug Engine 3.3 now also available for Freescale MPC57xx and STMicroelectronics SPC57x families of MCUs

Proven debug solution for new multicore automotive microcontrollers

(PresseBox) (Lauta (Germany), ) As a result of the early and close cooperation with Freescale and STMicroelectronics, PLS Programmierbare Logik & Systeme, as authorized tool partner, now offers Version 3.3 of its Universal Debug Engine (UDE). The UDE 3.3 is a sophisticated and proven test and debug solution for the new Freescale MPC57xx family of Qorivva automotive multicore microcontrollers (MCUs) and the STMicroelectronics SPC57x family MCUs.

The UDE 3.3, which is not only suitable for the development and test phases but also for future field maintenance work, allows users, among other things, management and control of the three integrated Power Architecture e200 cores within one user interface. Individual cores or the entire device can be selected as debug target. This is supported by a flexible multicore program loader that enables the loading of program code and data as well as symbol information separately for each core.

Management of the cores is carried out by a multicore run control manager, which permits a definition of core groups. Therefore, a very flexible control of the run-time behavior of the complex architecture at C/C++ level is possible.

If required, programs for the additionally integrated security core can also be developed with the UDE 3.3. This enables users to maintain the system integrity and by means of its flexibility is also equipped to meet future requirements.

In addition, the PLS Universal Access Device 3+ (UAD3+), an external trace hardware with up to 4 GB of memory, is available to users for complex development tasks. Apart from troubleshooting, the UAD3+ particularly serves the profiling and code coverage for system optimization and software certification.

pls Programmierbare Logik & Systeme GmbH

PLS Programierbare Logik & Systeme GmbH, based in Lauta, Germany, was founded in 1990 by Thomas Bauch and Dr. Stefan Weisse. 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 multi-core 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 mc.com.