Lauterbach TRACE32 now supports MIPS32 M14K

by Toni McConnel , TechOnline India - August 04, 2011

Lauterbach TRACE32 debuggers now support MPS Technologies' MIPS32 M14K and M14Kc processor cores

Lauterbach TRACE32 debuggers now support MPS Technologies' MIPS32 M14K and M14Kc processor cores. M14K cores leverage advanced code compression technology to deliver high performance of 1.5 DMIPS/MHz while reducing code size by up to 35 percent, translating to significant silicon cost savings.

Lauterbach has worked with MIPS Technologies for many years in support of its industry-standard architectures and cores. With TRACE32, the many developers who are creating products around MIPS have access to a full range of debug functionality, from bootstrap code to interrupt routines and drivers.





With its TRACE32 debugger products, Lauterbach provides development tool
support for the MIPS32 architecture and cores, as well as the MIPS64
architecture. For more information on Lauterbach support for MIPS, visit

TRACE32 debugger features include:

* Multicore Debugging

* Peripheral Browser

* NOR FLASH Programming

* NAND FLASH Programming

* HLL Debugger

* Sample-based Profiling

* MMU Support

* OS-aware Debugging

* VM-aware Debugging

The M14K core family is the first to incorporate the microMIPS code
compression Instruction Set Architecture (ISA). microMIPS offers 32-bit
performance with exceptional code density by using an optimal combination of 16- and 32-bit instructions. Executing the microMIPS ISA achieves 98% of the performance with a 35% reduction in code size relative to MIPS32-only mode. The M14K core offers advanced features that are optimized for microcontroller and real-time embedded applications. The M14Kc core is a high-performance, compact, low-power design that delivers a superior solution for cost-sensitive embedded applications such as home entertainment, personal entertainment and home networking.

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