Lauterbach and Beyond Semiconductors Partner to make System Development easier with BA22(TM) Royalty-Free 32-bit Processors

Lauterbach TRACE32® software development tools now support the Beyond BA22 Family of microprocessor cores for designs from deeply embedded system controllers through to full application processors

Ljubljana, Slovenia and Hoehenkirchen-Siegertsbrunn, Germany, (PresseBox) - Beyond Semiconductor, a developer of efficient, low-power microprocessor intellectual property (IP), and Lauterbach, a manufacturer of microprocessor development tools, today announce that the TRACE32® debuggers from Lauterbach fully support the Beyond BA22(TM) family of processor cores.

The TRACE32 tools provide quick, effective BA22 processor debugging through a standard JTAG interface for the entire debug process, including code download, flash programming and source code debugging. These tools can be connected to either Windows or Linux hosts via USB 2.0 or Ethernet 10/100/1000 ports. The included TRACE32 PowerView software provides an efficient and user-friendly high-level language (HLL) debugger for C and C++, as well as Linux operating system awareness.

The Beyond BA22 family is a fast, compact, power-saving implementation of a modern 32-bit RISC architecture. The configurable processor IP family extends from deeply-embedded CPUs ideal for demanding, ultra-low-power SoC designs, up to high-performance application processor cores running operating systems such as Linux. High performance/power and performance/area efficiencies coupled with this configurability make the BA22 an excellent replacement for 8-bit 8051 CPUs while also providing a competitive long-term upgrade path for system designers.

"Customers are building increasingly complex applications around our BA22 processors, and need more advanced software debug tools with operating system awareness. We're excited that they can now choose proven Lauterbach TRACE32 tools to shorten their software development cycle, even to debugging multiprocessor/multicore system with mixed Beyond and 3rd party CPU cores", said Matjaz Breskvar, chief executive officer of Beyond Semiconductor.

"With TRACE32, the growing numbers of developers using BA22 now have access to a full range of debug functionality, from bootstrap code to interrupt routines and drivers. Lauterbach is committed to continue bringing additional features and future extensions to customers using Beyond Semiconductor BA22 family of processors", said Norbert Weiss, International Sales & Marketing Manager at Lauterbach.

About Beyond Semiconductor

Beyond Semiconductor is a privately held fabless semiconductor IP company. Its intellectual property offerings feature 32-bit embedded RISC/DSP processors with the highest code density in the industry.

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Lauterbach GmbH

Lauterbach is the world's leading manufacturer of complete, modular microprocessor development tools with 30 years' experience in the field of embedded designs. 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. Besides the Headquarters in Hoehenkirchen, Germany, the company has its own branch offices in United Kingdom, Italy, France, 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.

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