Trace Probes


The Right Trace Probe for Your Target

The trace probe connects your target’s trace port to the PowerTrace module. Depending on your target, we may call it a Preprocessor or a Nexus Adapter.

Our trace probes support trace connectors, pinouts, and electrical needs for various architectures and SoCs. We have the right probe to connect your target's trace port smoothly to the PowerTrace module.


A trace probe for every project

Our outstanding experience in off-chip trace technology, enables us to design trace probes that deal with all kinds of core architectures, trace protocols, and physical interfaces. There is a right probe for your SoC.

Handle new requirements with ease

Our modular system will protect you from loss of investment if your project suddenly changes. If you need a different trace technology, simply exchange the trace probe on your existing PowerDe-bug/PowerTrace System.

Trace multiple cores concurrently

Our most versatile trace probes support trace protocols wrapping streams from various core architec-tures. This allows you to capture the program flow of all cores inside your SoC with just one probe.

Connect to every target

There are many different connectors used in embedded applications. We provide a wide range of con-verters to adapt your trace probe to the corresponding connector used on the target platform.


Reach the Maximum Bandwidth with our Autofocus Technology

Our Preprocessor’s AutoFocus technology automatically adjusts the sampling point for each signal of your parallel trace port. This results in more reliable trace capture, with less concern about board rout-ing and length matching.

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Trace Probes for PowerTrace II Lite & PowerTrace III

This table shows the available types of trace probe for PowerTrace II Lite and PowerTrace III. Each trace probe can support multiple CPU architectures by adding appropriate trace licenses.

Trace ProbeConnectorSupported Architecture FamiliesHW Order Codes
AutoFocus-II Preprocessor V2 2x MICTOR38 Arm®/Cortex®, ARC, Beyond, C5000, C6000, C7000, CEVA-Teak, CEVA-X, Hexagon, MicroBlaze, Nios® II, PowerPC, RH850/V850, RISC-V, STRED, StarCore, SuperH, Xtensa® LA-3100 (generic)
AutoFocus-II-MIPI Preprocessor MIPI60 Arm®/Cortex®, C6000, C7000, Intel®/x86, MIPS, STRED LA-3160 (generic)
NIOS II Preprocessor MICTOR38 Nios® II LA-3801 (Nios® II)
ColdFire HS Preprocessor IDC26F ColdFire LA-3759 (ColdFire)
AUD-4 Preprocessor AUD36 SuperH, Renesas-RX LA-7898 (SH4+RX), LA-3800 (ST40)
SerialTrace Preprocessor V2 HSSTP40 Arm®/Cortex®, C6000, PowerPC, RH850/V850, TriCore™/AURIX™, Xtensa®, ARC LA-3140 (generic)
Nexus Adapter MICTOR38
PowerPC LA-7630 (MPC5xxx/SPC5)