System-Level Catalyst Member 

Lauterbach GmbH 

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With increased time to market pressure, early start of productive software development becomes instrumental. The Synopsys System-Level Catalyst program enables us to validate tool interoperability of our market leading debug solutions with Synopsys virtual platforms and FPGA prototypes

- Stephan Lauterbach, General Manager of Lauterbach GmbH


Product Description
Lauterbach GmbH is the leading manufacturer of complete, modular microprocessor development tools ranging from In-Circuit Emulators and Logic Analyzers for system integration to debuggers and simulators for software applications.

TRACE32 is a set of modular microprocessor development tools. The modular hardware and software solutions supports up to 350 different CPUs. Lauterbach provides low cost tools as well as sophisticated high end In-Circuit Emulators.

TRACE32’s three major instruments i.e. In-Circuit Emulator, Logic State Analyzer and Timing Analyzer can be operated either stand alone or as an integrated set via one system controller. They can be further expanded using the PODBUS which is a high-speed serial bus, onto which may be connected other smaller instruments such as the Stimuli Generator, Eprom Simulator, Communication Analyzers etc. Whatever the configuration is, all instruments are controlled via the system control unit as single workstation console. TRACE32 provides an intuitive, consistent, high-performance user interface which may be operated by any combination of mouse, keyboard or softkeys (function keys).

Interoperability Description and Customer Benefit
The TRACE32-PowerView Integrated Development Environment is connected to Synopsys virtual platforms containing ARM, MIPS, ARC and other processor models to allow efficient source code debug of the software executing on the target processor. The interface is established using a custom connection between the respective Synopsys and Lauterbach debug interfaces to introspect, start and stop the models based on user input and breakpoints. In addition, performance analysis results like software traces can be efficiently visualized in the TRACE32 infrastructure.

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