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UltraSoC and Lauterbach RISC-V collaboration furthers vendor-neutral debug and development environment

Cambridge, UK; and Hoehenkirchen-Siegertsbrunn, Germany - 20 February 2018 - UltraSoC and Lauterbach today extend their collaboratively delivered universal SoC (system on chip) development and debug environment with the addition of support for the RISC-V open-source processor architecture. The inclusion of RISC-V continues the companies’ commitment to support all of the industry’s major processor architectures, and to provide best-in-class development tools for designers of heterogeneous systems that employ CPUs from multiple vendors.

UltraSoC recently became the first company to announce a processor trace solution for RISC-V. Combining this with Lauterbach’s TRACE32 suite gives RISC-V developers access to powerful debug, trace and logic analyzer tools that speed development and produce better overall quality of results.

Lauterbach TRACE32 RISC-V debugger
Lauterbach TRACE32 RISC-V debugger

“The use of heterogeneous architectures is growing rapidly, and the rise of RISC-V shows that more than ever, designers don’t want to be restricted in their architectural choices,” said Stephan Lauterbach, general manager of Lauterbach. “Our existing relationship with UltraSoC demonstrates the power of combining our respective sets of vendor-independent development tools – giving our customers the ability to choose both the IP they use in their chip, and the environment in which they develop and debug.”

Rupert Baines, CEO of UltraSoC added: “Across the industry there is rising excitement about the emergence of RISC-V as an open source processor. This is especially significant in heterogeneous multi-core architectures: engineers want the choice to 'mix and 'match' cores and freely choose the best design for each application. Many development tools are tied to a vendor, or only operate within a narrow silo. Lauterbach and UltraSoC share a vision of tools that support engineers across all of a system, and support all architectures consistently."

TRACE32 is a set of modular development tools with integrated debug environments to support all common embedded microprocessor architectures with the tools’ debug, trace and logic analyzer capabilities.

UltraSoC embeds monitoring and analytics hardware within the SoC to speed development, cut costs and produce better performing products. This embedded, system-wide intelligence is non-intrusive and performs at wire speed. Combining Lauterbach’s TRACE32 and UltraSoC’s embedded IP gives design teams complete visibility of the real-world behavior of their devices – vital in accelerating development and particularly in easing the complicated debugging process, which can consume up to half of the total development effort for a typical SoC.

Both UltraSoC and Lauterbach are active members of the RISC-V Foundation and have a track record of delivery within the growing RISC-V ecosystem. In October 2017, Lauterbach announced its TRACE32 toolset was now offering debug capabilities for SiFive’s E31 and E51 RISC-V Core IP. Also in 2017, UltraSoC developed a specification for processor trace and offered it for adoption by the RISC-V Foundation as part of the open source specification. In January, the company announced the full availability of its RISC-V trace encoder solution for 32 or 64 bit designs.

UltraSoC and Lauterbach are exhibiting at Embedded World 2018 (Nürnberg, Germany, 27 February – 1 March).

  • Lauterbach can be found in Hall 4, stand 210
  • UltraSoC will be at the RISC-V Foundation booth in Hall 3A, booth 419
  • UltraSoC CEO Rupert Baines will deliver a presentation at 10am, Tuesday 27th February. The session will form part of the RISC-V Class, a full day of RISC-V focused discussions and presentations within the main conference

For more details on the event and to arrange a meeting with UltraSoC, visit the event page on the UltraSoC website.

About Lauterbach
Lauterbach is the leading manufacturer of complete, modular and upgradeable microprocessor development tools worldwide with experience in the field of embedded designs since 1979. It is an international, well-established company with blue chip customers in every corner of the globe and has a close working relationship with all semiconductor manufacturers. At the headquarters in Höhenkirchen, near Munich, the engineering team develops and produces highly proficient and specialized Development Tools, which are utilized all over the world under the brand TRACE32®. Our branch offices exist in the United Kingdom, Italy, France, Tunisia, on the east and west coasts of the United States, Japan and China. Highly qualified sales and support engineers are also available in many other countries. For more information visit http://www.lauterbach.com/

About UltraSoC
UltraSoC is a pioneering developer of analytics and monitoring technology at the heart of the systems-on-chip (SoCs) that power today’s electronic products. The company’s embedded analytics technology allows product designers to add advanced cybersecurity, functional safety and performance tuning features; and it helps resolve critical issues such as increasing system complexity and ever-decreasing time-to-market. UltraSoC’s technology is delivered as semiconductor IP and software to customers in the consumer electronics, computing and communications industries.
For more information visit http://www.ultrasoc.com/

UltraSoC contacts
Andy Gothard:
andy.gothard@ultrasoc.com
+44 7768 082 044

David Marsden
david.marsden@ultrasoc.com
+44 7968 407 739
Twitter: @ultrasoc

Lauterbach media contact
Evi Ederer: evi.ederer@lauterbach.com
+49 8102 9876 182