TRACE32® already supports ARMv8 architecture
Höhenkirchen-Siegertsbrunn, September 2012 - The TRACE32® debuggers from Lauterbach, the manufacturer of microprocessor development tools, now supports the ARMv8 architecture.
The ARMv8 architecture is the first ARM architecture that includes 64-bit execution, allowing processors to combine 64-bit execution with 32-bit execution. One of the key focuses in developing this version of the ARM instruction set was to bring the energy-efficient heritage of ARM processor technology to 64-bit computing and to make a larger virtual address space available. The ARMv8 architecture introduces a new concept regarding exceptions and the handling of those.
The ARMv8 Embedded Trace MacrocellTM (ETMv4) provides non-intrusive program-flow trace and data trace capabilities for any of the ARMv8 architecture-based processors for full visibility into the processor's instruction flow and enables profiling analysis.
The TRACE32 tools further support the CoreSightTM technology for the ARMv8 architecture.
It extends the debug and trace capability to cover the entire system-on-chip including multiple ARM processors and DSPs. Switching between 64-bit and 32-bit execution mode is smoothly handled by TRACE32 to provide reliable debug support for complex applications.
TRACE32 offers full OS-aware support for all popular operating systems running on asymmetric multiprocessing (AMP) or symmetric multiprocessing (SMP) systems.