Lauterbach announces SAFERTOS® awareness from TRACE32®
Lauterbach, the leading manufacturer of microprocessor development tools, has announced that they have extended the kernel awareness for SAFERTOS from WITTENSTEIN high integrity systems on all Arm® processors. The new SAFERTOS awareness provides easy access to task lists and other kernel information, generates performance analysis data and enables customers to carry out effective debugging with the TRACE32 systems on targets running SAFERTOS.
SAFERTOS is a pre-emptive, safety critical Real Time Operating System (RTOS) available precertified to
IEC 61508 SIL3 and ISO 26262 ASIL D. SAFERTOS
is used internationally across a range of safety critical
applications and is renowned for its high quality,
delivering unprecedented levels of determinism and robustness to embedded systems whilst
using minimal resources.
The new software package from Lauterbach contains a ready-to run configuration for the
SAFERTOS Real Time Kernel. The SAFERTOS awareness for TRACE32 allows the developer to
display all SAFERTOS system resources including task information, dynamic thread performance
measurement, and SAFERTOS specific display of trace listing, as well as statistic evaluation and
graphic display of task and function run times, PRACTICE functions for OS Data, and SAFERTOS
related Pull-Down Menu.
All features of the TRACE32 awareness for SAFERTOS do not require any additional target configuration
or any hooks or patches within the OS itself. The philosophy of TRACE32 is for the
application to behave exactly the same in the debug environment as on the final product; only this
way can 100% certainty of testing be achieved.
“With the increasing complexity of embedded designs, customers require ever more comprehensive
tool kits.” Says Andrew Longhurst, Business Manager at WITTENSTEIN high integrity systems.
“Our partnership with Lauterbach, and the new awareness from TRACE32 is a great help to
our customers, enabling leverage of leading kernel aware debugging for SAFERTOS.”
“We’re proud to have entered into a partnership with WITTENSTEIN”, says Rudi Dienstbeck,
RTOS specialist at Lauterbach. “Especially safety critical systems need a seamless toolchain to
help the engineer developing secure systems. SAFERTOS and TRACE32 now build a perfect
combination for such tasks.”