Lauterbach supports Analog Devices' Blackfin
Mar 20, 2007
The TRACE32 ICD and TRACE32 PowerTools debuggers of Lauterbach, the manufacturer of microprocessor development tools, now support the Analog Devices Blackfin family of processors. Blackfin combines the performance of DSP with the programming model of a RISC CPU. Blackfin processors are widely used in multimedia and automotive telematics, and infotainment applications.
Lauterbach's TRACE32 ICD and PowerDebug modules, which can be connected to the host computer over a parallel port, USB or Ethernet, even support multicore debugging, which is required when a dual-core Blackfin processor is implemented or when Blackfin is operating with other cores, such as ARM. Graphical display of variables and processing capabilities for large arrays are requirements that are demanded of the next generation of debugging tools by multi-format audio, video, and image processing applications.
TRACE32 Debugger supports these features as well as the chip's hardware and software features. An unlimited number of software breakpoints in the RAM and flash memories, debugging at HLL and assembler levels, and support of the most widely used C and C++ compilers are standard features. When used in combination, the debugger and the PowerIntegrator Logic Analyzer support measuring in real time, for example, of the dynamic energy consumption of the CPU. Currently, the JTAG interface from Analog Devices is supported. Other interfaces can be implemented on request.