pls Programmierbare Logik & Systeme now also supports the 32-bit microcontroller TC1782 – the latest member of Infineon’s TriCore family AUDO Max – with its modular components based Universal Debug Engine (UDE) 2.6, the Universal Access Device 2 (UAD2) family and the Universal Emulation Configurator (UEC). pls will present these new versions for the first time at embedded world 2010 in Hall 10, Booth 10-215.
The MCU, which is optimized for engine and transmission controls in the automotive field, is based on a 32-bit core with floating point unit and DSP characteristics as well as a Peripheral Control Processor (PCP2) with its own instruction set and 32 bit processing width and can be clocked at 180 MHz maximum over the entire temperature range required by the automotive industry. In addition to up to 2.5 MB on-chip flash for program code and 128 KB data flash, the user is also provided with up to 176 KB of integrated SRAM for data storage. Alongside its real-time capability, the device is particularly characterized by the diversity of the integrated interfaces and peripheral units.
The UDE and the UAD2 support all internal resources and peripherals of the new 32-bit MCU without restrictions. Thus, for example, a comfortable multi-core debugging of TriCore and PCP2 within one user interface is possible. The integrated flash programming function of the UDE reaches maximum possible speed in the entire cycle erase-download-program-verify.
With the UAD2, the JTAG interface, the modern Device Access Port (DAP) with fewer signal lines at the same transfer speed or alternatively also the CANbus can be used as communication channel to the target. Connection of units to the host PC takes place via USB 2.0. With UAD2+, connection also takes place optionally via IEEE 1394 (FireWire[tm]) and 10/100 Mb Ethernet.
Especially useful are the diverse possibilities for graphical representation of variables and expressions of them to physical quantities in real-time. Despite a minimal sampling period of 1 ms, the system behavior is hardly affected, because the debug interface of the controller together with a UAD2 allows a transparent readout and processing of information while the program is running.
Furthermore, with the TC1782ED, users are provided with a so-called emulation device with integrated on-chip emulator for development and test purposes. So far, the Universal Emulation Configurator (UEC) from pls offers exclusively a complete support of this powerful hardware. Thus, in addition to simple code and data trace for the application optimization, also important data such as instructions counter, cache hits and misses, interrupts, stall and idle cycles, etc. can be recorded and analyzed with the UEC.
The UDE 2.6 is already being successfully used in application development by Infineon and selected key customers together with the first sample devices. This ensures, right from the start, a high level of stability, reliability and efficiency for future users of the TC1782.
pls Programmierbare Logik & Systeme GmbH
pls Programierbare Logik & Systeme GmbH, based in Lauta, Germany, was founded in 1990 by Thomas Bauch and Dr. Stefan Weisse. With its innovative modular test and development tools, the company has demonstrated for almost two decades its position as an international technology leader in the field of debuggers, emulators and trace solutions for 16-bit and 32-bit microcontrollers. The software architecture of the Universal Debug Engine (UDE) guarantees optimal conditions for debugging SoC-based systems. For example, by means of the intelligent use of modern on-chip debugging and on-chip trace units, valuable functions such as profiling and code coverage are available for the system optimization. Furthermore, the associated Universal Access Device 2 (UAD2) product family, with transfer rates of up to 3.5 MBytes/s and a wide range of interfaces, offers entirely new dimensions for fast and flexible access to multi-core systems. Important architectures such as TriCore, PowerArchitecture, SH 2A, XC2000/XE166, ARM, Cortex, XScale and C166/ST10 as well as simulation platforms of different vendors are supported.