IAR Systems Boosts Debugging and Trace Capabilities for ARM Developers

  IAR Systems Boosts Debugging and Trace Capabilities for ARM Developers

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UPPSALA, Sweden -- November 12, 2012

New integration with JTAGjet™-Trace adds advanced trace functionality

IAR Systems® today launched a complete integration of JTAGjet™-Trace into the
development tool suite IAR Embedded Workbench® for
ARM(http://www.iar.com/ewarm)®. Thanks to the new full integration, IAR
Embedded Workbench users gain access to advanced trace support for all ARM
cores and can take full advantage of the trace capabilities on ARM Cortex™-M,
Cortex-R and Cortex-A devices in addition to ARM7/9/11 when debugging complex
systems.

JTAGjet-Trace is an in-circuit debugging probe with advanced trace features
for complex application development. With support for Embedded Trace Macrocell
(ETM), it provides developers with complete insight into their application’s
behavior. Users can observe the effect of the program as it executes on the
board and use techniques such as full instruction trace and function profiling
to identify problems in the application. JTAGjet-Trace is based on the JTAG
boundary scan port and can perform trace acquisition of up to 200MHz trace
clock (400Msample/sec ETM trace acquisition speed) with a trace buffer capture
capacity of up to 18MB. Auto-adjusting timing eliminates problems with data
and clock skew, and 56-bit time stamping provides CPU cycle accuracy down to
5ns.

IAR Embedded Workbench now also supports the possibility of simultaneously
connecting multiple serial wire debug (SWD) devices. This considerably
simplifies debugging of ARM Cortex multicore devices. By connecting to
multiple cores on the same device at the same time, the complete multicore
application can be concurrently debugged.

“The demand for extended debugging and trace possibilities is high,” confirmed
Mats Ullström, Director of Products and Services, IAR Systems. “With the
integration of JTAGjet-Trace, we offer expanded trace functionality, and
continue to supply our existing and new customers with high-quality,
well-integrated tools. By combining the advanced debugging functionality in
IAR Embedded Workbench with JTAGjet-Trace, users gain new possibilities for
powerful debugging with trace.”

IAR Embedded Workbench is a complete C/C++ development tool suite for embedded
applications, including high-performing build tools and the comprehensive IAR
C-SPY® Debugger. Recognizing the importance of providing simplified, seamless
development workflows, IAR Systems purchased Signum Systems in 2011 and now
offers a product portfolio of completely integrated in-circuit debugging
probes. In addition to JTAGjet-Trace, the portfolio includes
I-jet(http://www.iar.com/ijet)™, which offers full power profiling for all
ARM cores. All products are delivered with access to IAR Systems’ extensive
technical support.

JTAGjet-Trace is available in a specific ARM Cortex-M edition, as well as a
full edition with support for all ARM7, ARM9, ARM11, Cortex-M, Cortex-A8/A9
and Cortex-R4 cores equipped with ETM trace logic.

Development tools from IAR Systems

For more information about IAR Systems in-circuit debugging probes, visit
www.iar.com/probes.

To download evaluation licenses of IAR Embedded Workbench for ARM, visit
www.iar.com/ewarm.

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Editor's Note: IAR Systems, IAR Embedded Workbench, C-SPY, visualSTATE, The
Code to Success, IAR KickStart Kit, I-jet, IAR and the logotype of IAR Systems
are trademarks or registered trademarks owned by IAR Systems AB. All other
products are trademarks of their respective owners.

About IAR Systems

IAR Systems is the world’s leading supplier of software tools for developing
embedded systems applications. The software enables over 14,000 large and
small companies to develop premium products based on 8-, 16-, and 32-bit
microcontrollers, mainly in the areas of industrial automation, medical
devices, consumer electronics, telecommunication and automotive products. IAR
Systems has an extensive network of partners and cooperates with the world’s
leading semiconductor vendors. IAR Systems Group AB is listed on NASDAQ OMX
Stockholm. For more information, please visit www.iar.com

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Contact:

IAR Systems
Fredrik Medin, Marketing Director
Tel: 46 18 16 78 00
E-mail: fredrik.medin@iar.com