PowerDebug X50


Expandable, High-performance Debugger

PowerDebug X50 is our high-performance, modular, and future-proof debug controller. It can be expanded with PowerTrace, our leading embedded off-chip trace solution, as well as our logic-analyzers. You can connect it to your PC via USB 3 or Gigabit Ethernet, making it the perfect solution for both on-site and remote debugging.

No matter what your application looks like today or in the future, the PowerDebug X50 meets all your challenges, maximizes your productivity, and ensures a valuable return on investment.


You Can Have It All

Our PowerDebug X50 is the most advanced debug tool created so far, allowing you to debug remotely and expand it by adding trace and logic analyzer modules for recording chip data and hardware signals in real-time. Flexible enough to adapt as you move from project to project and powerful enough to support our full range of trace and logic sampling tools. PowerDebug X50 is the gateway to unlimited debug capabilities meeting your challenges today and in the future.

Universal debug controller

The PowerDebug X50 base module can be configured to support any of the more than 15 000 devices from the more than 150 supported chip architectures by simply swapping the debug probe or adding a suitable license.

Unlimited multicore debugging

Use a PowerDebug X50 , with an appropriately licensed Debug Probe, to simultaneously debug all the cores on your board or in your SoC, irrespective of architecture. With synchronization of both break-points and run-time control, you will have dominion over the entire system.

Extend with trace and logic analyzers

Increase the power and features of your PowerDebug X50 as you need them by adding extension modules for processor trace and logic trace. Processor trace provides countless analysis options of the application under test, including run-time performance and code coverage. Use the power of the logic analyzers, for both digital and analog signals, to cross trigger between real-world events and software being executed as well as measure power used by the system as it runs.

Ethernet connectivity for remote operation

The PowerDebug X50 supports a high speed USB3 connection to the host as well as Gigabit Ethernet for remote access. This allows you to share your target with colleagues, place it in a secure lab, or even in another country.

A perfectly synchronized debug suite

Take control of all of your tools. Add other debug and trace modules, knowing that the PodBus interconnector will ensure consistent timestamps amongst them all. Integrate and cross-trigger other tools, such as an oscilloscope or logic analyzer, with the auxiliary I/O connector.

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.


Perfectly Suited for Any Target

You can connect the PowerDebug X50 to your target via a dedicated debug probe. The probe forms the target-specific part of a TRACE32 debug system and includes the license. By simply exchanging the debug probe, you can switch between different targets without the need to exchange the PowerDebug X50 unit itself.

If cores share an electrically compatible debug interface e.g., several heterogeneous cores in a complex SoC, you can license one debug probe for several core types so that all cores can be debugged simultaneously with a single PowerDebug X50 .

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AUTO26 Debug Probe

The AUTO26 Debug Probe was designed specifically for the use in automotive projects. 

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IDC20A Debug Probe

TThe IDC20A Debug Probe has been designed for maximum flexibility, featuring the most common pin-out in the whole embedded market.

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CombiProbe 2

Compact debug and trace system with compact trace ports of up to 4 bits wide

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Architecture-specific Debug Probes

Specialized debug probes dedicated to specific target platforms.

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Typical Configurations

Configuration Examples for PowerDebug X50

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Basic Debug Configuration

For targets with a single JTAG connector, a debug system like this is used. The target device itself may have multiple cores, such as an SoC, or may have a JTAG chain with multiple devices on the board.

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Debug & System Trace Configuration

It combines debug and trace, supporting the 4-bit ETM of a Cortex-M, the Compact Flow Trace (CFT) of TriCore SoCs, system traces like STP, STM, ITM, and others. The two multi-purpose connectors allow the addition of a Mixed Signal Probe for analyzing digital or analog signals. Alternatively, you can connect a second whisker for debugging and tracing dual-chip configurations.

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Debug & High-bandwidth Parallel Trace Configuration

Where the target provides a high-bandwidth parallel trace interface as well as a debug port, the ideal solution is to add a universal PowerTrace module and a target specific trace preprocessor. It gives you access to highly detailed run-time information about the embedded system without interfering with any of its real-time aspects. This allows you to perform a variety of analyses, including run-time performance measurements, task switch monitoring, code coverage analysis, and more.

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Debug & High-Speed Serial Trace Configuration

Increasingly, targets are opting for high-speed serial trace interfaces, which require fewer pins but operate at much higher clock speeds. Adding a PowerTrace Serial to your system will allow you to sample up to 8 lanes of Aurora, PCIe, or HSSTP trace, all without interfering with the real-time performance of the target. This data can be used for numerous analysis features such as runtime analysis, or code coverage.

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Product PowerDebug X50 PowerDebug E40
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).
Possible logical
analyzer extensions
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
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*: Depends on the debug probe used.


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PowerDebug X50

Universal debug controller of the Extended Connectivity Line (Gen 5) with 1 Gbit Ethernet (via TCP/IPv4 and TCP/IPv6) and USB 3.x Gen 1 for Windows/Linux/macOS. Can be extened via an optional PowerTrace trace module and PowerIntergrator logic analyzer. Requires a TRACE32 Debug Cable and CombiProbe. Requires TRACE32 software DVD 2022/09 SP2 or newer. Requires a PC or Mac running Windows, Linux or macOS.

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