Lauterbach Expands TRACE32® to Support Synopsys VDK for In-fineon AURIX™ TC4x Microcontroller Family

Lauterbach today announces the addition of TRACE32 debug support for the Synopsys Virtualizer™ Development Kit (VDK) for the Infineon 32-bit TriCore™ AURIX™ TC4x Microcontroller Family. The Synopsys VDK allows early pre-silicon software development for the TC4x target.

TRACE32 offers complete debug and trace support for the TriCore cores as well as the ARC EV based Parallel Processing Unit (PPU) via the well-defined multi-core debug (MCD) interface. The PPU is integrated into the TC4xx TriCore to foster the implementation of artificial intelligence and neural networks in automotive designs.

Using Synopsys VDK for Infineon AURIX TC4xx, automotive tier 1 and OEM companies can establish digital twins of their electronic control units, enabling their system development to shift left and ultimately accelerate time to market,” said Tom De Schutter, vice president of engineering at Synopsys. “Our longstanding collaboration with Lauterbach ensures that software developers have a comprehensive solution, starting from pre-silicon all the way to post-system deployment.”

In addition, the TRACE32 Instruction Set Simulator allows for the debug and trace of the simulated cores´ behavior. Lauterbach is also working on the debug and trace support of the silicon chip, which will be available as soon as the chip is released, providing support for all standard debug and trace tools.

 “We are very pleased about our longstanding collaboration with Infineon and Synopsys, that has lasted for more than a decade. It allows us to provide early support for the TC4x Microcontroller Family and Synopsys VDK. The complete debug and trace support of the Synopsys VDK for the Infineon TC4x gives our customers the ability to develop code for the chip without having the actual physical target. This advantage can lead to a significant reduction in time-to-market during development,” said Norbert Weiss, General Manager of Lauterbach GmbH.

“Our newest AURIX TC4x microcontroller family will give our customers access to unparalleled real-time safety and security performance. Adding the possibility to start early pre-silicon software development with complete debug and trace toolset support is a game-changer, as time-to-market has a huge impact on our customers product success. We are enthusiastic with our interactions with Lauterbach and Synopsys, and we are confident that this cooperation will positively impact our customers timeline and costs, allowing them to move to the hardware development with a much more mature solution. This cooperation helps to highlight AURIX TC4x microcontroller capabilities to optimize our customer's system performance and to quickly and cost-effectively qualify their systems to an ASIL-D safety concept." said Ralf Ködel, Head of Product Line HSMM for Automotive & Industrial MicroController at Infineon technologies

Tools for debugging and tracing the Synopsys VDK for TC4x are available immediately. Please contact your local Lauterbach Office for details.

 

About LAUTERBACH

Lauterbach is the leading manufacturer of complete, modular, and upgradeable microprocessor development tools worldwide with experience in the field of embedded designs since 1979. It is an international, well-established company with blue-chip customers in every corner of the globe and has a close working relationship with all semiconductor manufacturers. At the headquarters in Höhenkirchen, near Munich, the engineering team develops and produces sophisticated and specialized Development Tools, which are utilized all over the world under the brand TRACE32®. Our branch offices exist in the United Kingdom, Italy, France, Tunisia, on the east and west coasts of the United States, Japan, and  China. Highly qualified sales and support engineers are also available in many other countries. For more information visit http://www.lauterbach.com.