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Debug and Trace Support for Next-Generation Arm® Automotive CPUs

Publishing Date: March 13, 2024

Hoehenkirchen, Germany—March 13, 2024 — Lauterbach’s TRACE32® tools now also support new leading-edge Armv9-based Automotive Enhanced (AE) CPUs: the Arm® Neoverse™-V3AE, Cortex®-A720AE, Cortex-A520AE and Cortex-R82AE. TRACE32® support includes simultaneous debugging of the heterogeneous CPU cores as well as non-intrusive CPU trace capture. 

Lauterbach supports the launch of a new suite of hardware and software platforms from Arm®. These platforms are designed to address the exponential growth of software in cars ("Software Defined Vehicle"), the increasing demand for AI in automotive applications, and fundamental changes required in product development and deployment methodologies in order to enable automakers to accelerate time to market. 

The new solutions include the latest generation of safety-enabled AE processors, which are being supported by Lauterbach’s TRACE32® tools from day one. They address a range of automotive use cases spanning server class performance for autonomous and ADAS to more power efficient and real-time applications. Lauterbach’s TRACE32® provides hardware-accelerated debugging and real-time tracing of all heterogeneous Arm® processors, and other cores that Arm® licensees implement on their SoCs. This now includes the new leading edge AE processors, Arm® Neoverse™-V3AE, Cortex®-A720AE, Cortex-A520AE and Cortex-R82AE. 

TRACE32® tools consist of the universal PowerView debugging and tracing software as well as debug and trace accelerator modules. While Lauterbach’s intelligent PowerDebug modules provide highest download speeds and smallest response times for efficient debugging and test automation, PowerTrace real-time trace modules provide full insights of what the CPUs and other cores of an Armv9 system are doing without impacting its real-time performance in any way. Trace analysis including code coverage measurements can support bringing automotive designs to market faster, safer, and more reliably than ever. 

TRACE32® enables simultaneous debugging and tracing of the Arm® and other cores in an SoC; a unique capability to cover the whole system. It does not matter whether the system is SMP (Symetric Multiprocessing), AMP (Asymetric Multiprocessing), or iAMP (Integrated Asymmetrical Multiprocessing). Lauterbach's innovative iAMP debug and trace technology enables to debug multicore systems with identical CPU instruction sets in just one TRACE32® PowerView GUI.

“The newest Armv9 based automotive CPUs deliver impressive advances in computing performance and energy efficiency”, says Norbert Weiss, Managing Director at Lauterbach GmbH. “As a decades-long partner of Arm® and a world market leader for debug and trace tools, it is a matter of course for us to support them right from the start."
“The growing amount of AI and software that modern vehicles demand will deliver new driver experiences and opportunities for the entire automotive ecosystem, but it requires leading-edge hardware and software platforms,” said Suraj Gajendra, vice president of products and solutions, Automotive Line of Business, Arm®. “We’re expanding our safety-enabled Automotive Enhanced processor line-up to bring leading-edge Armv9 and server-class performance to AI optimized use cases, and with these new industry-leading tools from Lauterbach, software developers and hardware design engineers can begin innovating on these new platforms immediately.”

Lauterbach’s TRACE32® enables developers of automotive applications to provide innovations and functional safety even faster and easier. 


Lauterbach is the leading manufacturer of cutting-edge development tools for embedded systems with more than 40 years of experience. It is an international, well-established company, serving customers all over the world, partnering with all semiconductor manufacturers and growing steadily. At the headquarters in Hoehenkirchen, near Munich, the engineering team develops and produces highly proficient and specialized, easy-to-use Development Tools under the brand TRACE32®. Branch offices in United Kingdom, Italy, France, Tunisia, on the East and West coasts of the United States, Japan and China and highly qualified sales as well as support engineers in many other countries make Lauterbach’s full product range available worldwide. 

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