ByteTools' Catapult Probes Tensilica's Diamond, Xtensa Processors

ByteTools and Tensilica(R), Inc. announced that ByteTools’ Catapult JTAG probes are available for Tensilica’s Diamond Standard and Xtensa configurable processors. The high-performance, low-cost Catapult devices work out-of-the-box with Tensilica’s software development tools, meaning that users need not install any additional software. Catapult probes interface to the standard XOCD 14-pin JTAG header, with Catapult EJ-1 offering an Ethernet host interface, and Catapult UJ-1 offering a USB host interface.

“We worked with Tensilica because their processor cores have become very popular in a wide variety of applications, ranging from networking and storage to consumer electronics and multimedia,” stated Nandini Rajan, CEO, ByteTools.

“ByteTools offers highly cost-effective probes for debugging, and we are happy to work with them as they support our mutual customers,” stated Steve Roddy, Tensilica’s vice president of marketing.

Pricing and Availability
The Catapult EJ-1 and UJ-1 probes are available now directly from ByteTools and are priced at $495 and $395 respectively.

About ByteTools
ByteTools, Inc. is a provider of test and development productivity tools for hardware and software development that can be purchased direct or through OEMs, value-added resellers and distributors. We are proud users of our own products, some on a daily basis for our own development and testing. We also build customized products to meet specific requirements, either for hardware or software.

About Tensilica
Tensilica, Inc., is the recognized leader in configurable processor technology and has leveraged that technology to become the leading supplier of licensable controllers and DSP cores for mobile audio and video applications. Tensilica offers the broadest line of controller, CPU, network, and specialty DSP processors on the market today – including full software toolchain and modeling support – in both an off-the-shelf format via the Diamond Standard Series cores and with full designer configurability with the Xtensa processor family. The modern design behind all of Tensilica’s processor cores provide semiconductor companies and system OEMs with the lowest power, smallest area solutions for high-volume products including mobile phones and other consumer electronics, networking and telecommunications equipment, and computer peripherals.

Tensilica and Xtensa are registered trademarks belonging to Tensilica Inc.