Our heart beats for embedded.
Where great ideas come to life.

Embedded systems are used to enhance your quality of life in many ways. Sophisticated medical devices, smart buildings and intelligent traffic guidance systems are just a few examples. Furthermore, embedded technology is enabling everyday devices to become increasingly energy efficient and help to significantly reduce CO2 emissions - smarter devices are greener devices as well.

Enabling the development of smarter products using embedded systems has been always at our hearts – it’s our Lauterbach DNA. With more than 40 years of experience, our easy-to-use TRACE32® debug and trace tools for microprocessors are the de-facto standard in many industries from renewable energies to smartphones to vehicles and many more.

Embedded systems are a part of all our lives and we at Lauterbach support you in bringing your ideas to life –faster, reliably, and successfully.

Lauterbach Team

Dedicated Towards the Embedded Industry

Founded in 1979, Lauterbach quickly established as a market leader in in-circuit emulators and JTAG debug tools. Today, Lauterbach's TRACE32® tools have become a de-facto standard in the industry.

  • Company Stablished - 1979

    Company established

    Founded in 1979, Lauterbach quickly established as a market leader for in-circuit emulators and JTAG debug tools. Today, Lauterbach's TRACE32® tools have become a de-facto standard in the industry.

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  • TRACE80 Launch - Lauterbach

    TRACE80 market launch

    The in-circuit emulator TRACE80 for Z80 and other 8-bit CPUs was the first major breakthrough. Employee ranks swelled and the company moved to their new office building in Hofolding, near Munich.

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  • TRACE32 Market Launch - Lauterbach

    TRACE32 market launch

    The in-circuit emulator TRACE32 ICE for 8-, 16- and 32-bit microprocessors was a Europe-wide smash. TRACE32 ICE was highly modular, making it possible to extend support, over the years, for up to 15 microprocessor architectures.

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  • Advanced Trace Analysis - Lauterbach

    Advanced trace analysis

    In order to provide its customers with runtime optimization and quality assurance features OS-aware tracing, task run-time analysis, detailed function call trees and object code coverage was added.

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    First JTAG debugger

    Lauterbach launched the first JTAG debugger in 1996 with support for 68K, MPC500/800 and ARM7. Here again, emphasis was placed on modularity right from the start.

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    Parallel trace ports

    The modular approach made it possible to quickly extend the debuggers with real-time trace modules. The first preprocessors for parallel trace ports became available for ColdFire, MPC505/860 and Arm7.

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    Trace-based debugging

    Trace-based debugging allows forwards and backwards traversing of the recorded trace information in the TRACE32 GUI to find out what led to a faulty behavior of the target system. An elaborate analysis of the trace listing was no longer necessary.

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    Linux-aware debugging

    TRACE32 offered OS-aware debugging from 1991. The inclusion of Linux was a major step. Debugging of the kernel and beyond process boundaries became possible because TRACE32 provides both Linux and MMU support.

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  • AUTORAR Debugging - 2001

    AUTOSAR debugging

    From the beginning, Lauterbach was part of the group that initially developed the OSEK/ ORTI standard. The ORTI standard opened the door for debugging and tracing of AUTOSAR Classic Platforms.

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  • Multicore Debugging - 2003

    Multicore debugging

    Multicore debugging was a perfect fit for us because of the large number of core architectures that the Lauterbach debugger supports. It started with the debugging of heterogeneous multicore systems, later adding SMP debugging and multicore tracing.

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  • 50 Supported Architectures - 2005

    50 supported architectures

    With the addition of support for Qualcomm`s Hexagon, TRACE32 reaches the 50th core milestone. RISC cores, DSPs and softcores (such as NIOS II) were all supported at this time. In 2007 ARC was added, as the first configurable core.

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  • High-speed Serial Trace 2008 - Lauterbach

    High-speed serial trace

    As processor architectures continue to increase in speed and complexity through parallelization, chip manufacturers are starting to use highspeed serial trace interfaces. Arm-ETM and QorIQ Nexus were the first protocols supported.

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  • Headquarters in Höhenkirchen - 2009

    New headquarters

    The world's largest provider of micro-processor development tools moved to its new headquarters: a custom designed bespoke facility on the outskirts of Munich. The move to larger premises was essential for Lauterbach to be able to continue growing.

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  • Stream trace data to disk - 2011

    Stream trace data to disk

    Long-term tracing reaches almost unbounded time limits by transferring the trace data to the PC. Trace data can be processed while recording to provide live code coverage and a flat function run-time analysis.

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  • Hypervisor debugging - 2017

    Hypervisor debugging

    A new debug concept was developed to support embedded hypervisor-based systems. From 2019, TRACE32 can be used to debug and trace all components in hypervisor systems.

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  • MC/DC 2018 - Lauterbach


    MC/DC without instrumentation - Trace-based code coverage, a staple since 1989, adds statement-, decision-, function-coverage and MC/DC. In the same year the TRACE32 Tool Qualification Support-Kit (TQSK) was certified by TÜV NORD.

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  • The success story continues - Today

    The success story continues

    - Reliable, high-performance tools
    - Nearly 100 core architectures supported
    - Open software interface
    - 120 employees in 11 locations worldwide

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We are where you are

Our global presence includes 11 branch offices and more than 20 technical value-added resellers around the whole world. This network helps us to maintain our legendary support services and reinforces our commitment to helping customers get up to speed as quickly as possible.

Contact us

With over 4 decades of industry leadership, our expert engineers are on-hand to help you. If you want advice about our products or which configuration is best for you, please contact our Sales Engineers. If you want help with your Lauterbach system, please contact our Engineering Support Team.