Universal Debug Engine Supports Freescale MPC55xx Automotive PowerPC

pls Programmierbare Logik & Systeme announced at embedded world 2007 in Nuremberg that it will also gradually offer its Universal Debug Engine (UDE) for high-end PowerPC implementations from different manufacturers. The UDE is one of the most versatile, powerful and, at the same time, comfortable tools for the development, test and service of complex microcontroller applications.

Universal Debug Engine (UDE)With this decision to also support the PowerPC architecture, Thomas Bauch, Managing Director of pls, particularly wants to support customers that already use the UDE with other current 16-bit and 32-bit microcontroller families from: Infineon (TriCore, XC16x, C16x), Freescale (MAC7Xxx), STMicroelectronics (ST10, STR7, STR9), NXP (LPC2100…LPC3100), Atmel (AT91SAM) and Marvell / Intel (PXA255 and PXA27x). “In the automotive sector and industrial control, dependent on the company and application, sometimes two or more different processor architectures are used in parallel. The support of PowerPC architecture will allow many designers to use the UDE for a wide range of microcontroller architectures. The advantages of this unique hardware and software tool become even more significant.”

pls Programmierbare Logik & Systeme presents in Hall 10, Booth 320 at embedded world 2007, the first solution for Freescale’s MPC55xx Automotive PowerPC Family. The intuitive and configurable user interface of the UDE 2.4 provides MPC55xx users with unrestricted C/C++ support, a powerful symbol browser, freely configurable toolbars, extensive context related menus and HTML as description language for user specific windows. The use of standard script languages guarantees a high level of automation.

Thomas Bauch also sees the high data transfer rate as an additional advantage offered by the UDE.

“In combination with the pls Universal Access Device (UAD), download rates of up to 1MByte/s can be achieved via the JTAG interface. This not only allows MPC55xx users an extremely fast flash programming and Simulated I/O, but also short turnaround times during the development and real-time visualization via the Nexus port.”

Additional versions for high-end PowerPC implementations from different manufacturers will follow during 2007.

About pls Programmierbare Logik & Systeme GmbH
pls Programierbare Logik & Systeme GmbH, located in Lauta, Germany, was founded in 1990 by Thomas Bauch and Dr. Stefan Weisse. The company is among the worldwide leading suppliers of software debugging solutions and complete development tools for the 16-bit and 32-bit microcontroller families from Infineon Technologies and STMicroelectronics as well as a number of different ARM7/ARM9 derivatives. The innovative software architecture of the Universal Debug Engine (UDE) guarantees optimal conditions for the debugging of modern System-on-Chip (SoC) based systems. The complementary equipment family Universal Access Device (UAD), with transfer rates of up to 3.5 Mbytes per second, opens up a fully new dimension in data download speeds.