A Powerful Standard Debugger
The PowerDebug E40 is our essential-line debug controller, offering you the performance to help you power through simple and complex debug tasks. It supports USB3 high speed connection to the host, and can be extended with logic analyzer modules. Our universal debug tool is designed to maximize your productivity and return on investment. The energy-efficient design allows a fanless operation for silent debugging.
Your Daily Debug Companion
Focus on today’s problems, knowing that we’ve already got tomorrows covered. Our PowerDebug E40 is a modern, high-performance, flexible tool that allows you to seamlessly transition from one embedded target to another. All driven from the same PowerView user interface that has been proven to significantly reduce training time and total cost of ownership.
Universal debug controller
Easily adapt the PowerDebug E40 to support any of more than 15 000 devices and more than 150 chip architectures by simply swapping the debug probe or adding a suitable license.
Super-fast debugging and low response times
Debugging large applications, running complex timing or trace analyses, or running automatic regression tests are time consuming. Even small savings add up over many iterations. The PowerDebug system reduces response times and improves upload/download speeds by placing a dedicated debug hardware accelerator close to the target and off-loading many debug decisions from the host. This makes debugging tasks magnitudes faster compared to host-based debug systems, slashing development times and costs.
Unlimited multi-core debugging
Debug multiple cores at the same time with a single debug probe, no matter the cores’ architectures. Control all cores even in a heterogeneous multi-core RISC cluster with multiple CPUs, DSPs, and other cores via just a single PowerDebug E40.
Energy efficient and silent debugging
The PowerDebug E40 runs without a fan, reducing power consumption significantly and eliminating fan related noise pollution. This allows you to concentrate even better on your development work on your embedded system.
Synchronize all your tools
Synchronize your PowerDebug E40 with other tools such as oscilloscopes and logic analyzers using the auxiliary I/O connector to send or receive trigger signals. The PodBus connector allows you to synchronize multiple TRACE32 tools for systems implementing multiple debug ports.
Add trace capabilities with CombiProbe
Enhance the features of your PowerDebug E40 by adding a CombiProbe, which provides the ability to support 4-bit off-chip traces. System traces and filtered program flow traces can be recorded, to get more insight on the dynamic behavior of the target application.
Flexible Target Connection
Switch between different targets without the need to exchange the PowerDebug E40 unit itself. Your PowerDebug E40 connects to your target via a modular debug probe. This probe is the target-specific part of your TRACE32 debug system, including the proper electrical interface and your architecture license.
Multiple target architecture licenses can be added to a single debug probe with a simple digital upgrade. If you have multiple designs with compatible electrical interfaces, you can support them all from one probe. If your multicore design shares a common debug interface, all cores can be debugged simultaneously with a single PowerDebug E40 and a single debug probe.
If a new target device uses a different electrical connection, you will only need to update the debug probe, or possibly only purchase a simple adapter, to immediately begin debugging. Your existing PowerDebug E40 and PowerView Software investments will continue to connect you to your target.
Specialized debug probes dedicated to specific target platforms.
Configuration Examples for PowerDebug E40
Standard Debugger Configuration
A PowerDebug E40 with an IDC20A Debug Probe provides a standard configuration for debugging of a large number of targets. This configuration is perfectly suited for architectures like Arm Cortex-A/R/M, RISC-V, ARC, Xtensa, C6000, Hexagon, and many more.
- PowerDebug E40
- IDC20A Debug Probe
Automotive Debugger Configuration
If your target is based upon a core or SoC designed for automotive applications then this is the perfect configuration for you. The setup is well suited for architectures like TriCore/AURIX, PowerPC, RH850 and many more. For handling different ground levels, you can add an optional isolation adapter.
- PowerDebug E40
- AUTO26 Debug Probe
- Galvanic Isolation Adapter (optional)
Dual-Chip Arm Cortex-M Tracing
For your safety critical applications you may implement dual-chip configurations based on Arm Cortex-M CPU cores. In this case you often want to trace the program flow of both Cortex-M cores concurrently. This configuration supports two independent debug- and trace-ports and can correlate the two 4-bit Embedded Trace Macrocell (ETM) streams with each other.
- PowerDebug E40
- CombiProbe 2
- 2 x MIPI20T-HS Whiskers
Configure your solution
The best tool configuration depends on the actual chip you are using. Search for your chip and see our recommended configurations.
Compare Debug Base Modules
|Product||PowerDebug X50||PowerDebug E40||µTrace
|PC Interface||USB 3 / Gigabit Ethernet||USB 3||USB 3|
|Voltage range||From 0.4 to 5.0 V*||From 0.4 to 5.0 V*||1.2 to 5.0V|
|Debug Protocols||JTAG, cJTAG, SWD, SWO, DAP and many more||JTAG, cJTAG, SWD, SWO, DAP and many more||JTAG, cJTAG, SWD, SWO|
|Extension connectors||PodBus and PodBus Express||PodBus||None|
|Possible trace extensions||CombiProbe 2, PowerTrace III, and PowerTrace Serial||CombiProbe 2||Integrated 4-bit trace support (no extensions required).|
|PowerIntegrator II, Mixed Signal Probe via CombiProbe 2 or PowerTrace III||Mixed Signal Probe via CombiProbe 2||Mixed-Signal Probe|
|Trigger Connector||Out 4.4V / In 3.3V (5V tolerant)||Out 4.4V / In 3.3V (5V tolerant)||Out 3.3V / In 3.3V (5V tolerant)|
|Supported Architectures*||Over 150 microprocessor architectures||Over 150 microprocessor architectures||Arm Cortex-M or RISC V 32 bit|
|See more ||See more
*: Depends on the debug probe used.
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Essential line universal debug controller with USB 3.0 for Windows/Linux/MacOSX can be used for TRACE32 Debug Cable and for the TRACE32 CombiProbe requires TRACE32 software DVD 2022/02 or newer
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