Universal Debug Engine 2.4 from pls

Field proven debug and test support for Infineon’s new AUDO FUTURE microcontroller family

UDE 2.4
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At the same time as the market introduction of the TC1736, TC1767 and TC1797 32-bit high-end automotive microcontrollers, pls Programmierbare Logik & Systeme GmbH immediately offers complete debug and test support for these members of Infineon’s new AUDO FUTURE microcontroller family.

The Universal Debug Engine (UDE) 2.4 from pls is optimized for the special features of the new 32 bit microcontrollers. Together with first samples of the new microcontrollers, the UDE 2.4 is already being used by Infineon and selected key customers for successful application development. This guarantees users of the AUDO FUTURE from the start a high measure of stability, reliability and efficiency.

The new TC1736, TC1767 and TC1797 32-bit microcontrollers feature an increased clock frequency of up to 180 MHz, 5V compatible I/O interfaces and a variety of new peripheral components, e.g.: the TC1797 has a FlexRay controller already integrated on the chip.

Infineon’s AUDO FUTURE family offers for the first time a new debug interface. The so-called Device Access Port (DAP) allows debug communication over 2-wire or 3-wire interface. With up to 80 MHz clock rate, this allows significantly higher transmission rates than over previous JTAG interfaces. By 3-wire with two differential data lines, a maximum of performance and signal integrity is achieved. The pls Universal Access Device 2 (UAD2) family immediately supports the new high-performance debug interface with new firmware and a new cable to the target system.

Furthermore, for the devices TC1767ED and TC1797ED - two special, so-called emulation devices - with integrated on chip emulator are available to users for development and test purposes. Up to now only the Universal Emulation Configurator (UEC) from pls offers a complete support of this high-performance hardware. This is especially true for the first time integrated performance counter of the TC1767ED and TC1797ED. With this, important data - such as instruction counter, cache hits and misses separate for program and data, interrupts, stall and idle cycles and many more - for the application optimization can be recorded and analyzed.

A preliminary version of the UDE 2.4 is available immediately for evaluation and test purposes. The final release will be available from March 2008.
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