LONDON Version 2.6 of the Universal Debug Engine (UDE) from pls Programmierbare Logik & Systeme is now available with support for Cortex-M3 and Cortex-A8 based MCUs from NXP, Toshiba, STMicroelectronics and Texas Instruments.
For Cortex-M3 derivatives, the UDE 2.6 currently supports new LPC1758/56/54/52/51 and LPC1768/66/65/64 series from NXP, the TMPM330, TMPM360, TMPM370 and TMPM380 MCUs from Toshiba as well as the STM32F and STM32W microcontroller families from STMicroelectronics.
It is also suitable for software testing on Texas Instruments' OMAP35xx devices. The microcontrollers, equipped with a Cortex-A8 core, were designed mainly for use in multimedia, graphics and video applications.
UDE 2.6 can not only be used under Windows XP und Windows Vista, but also, of course, under Windows 7. Furthermore a complete Eclipse integration with complete cross debugger functionality is already included in the extensive test and debug tool, without extra charge.
ARM Cortex-M3 and ARM Cortex-A8 core based microcontrollers not only feature a high processing power at low power consumption compared to MCUs with ARM7/ARM9 cores, but also provide better debug and test possibilities. For example, new technologies such as Serial Wire Debug (SWD), Serial Wire Viewer (SWV) and Instrumentation Trace Macrocell (ITM) enable observation of systems – also while an application is running – without any or with very little change of the timing behavior.