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Development Tools

PLS is among the worldwide leading suppliers of software debugging solutions and complete development tools for the 16-/32-bit and 64-bit microcontroller families from Infineon Technologies, NXP, STMicroelectronics and further semiconductor suppliers. A wide range of various MCUs are supported by UDE Universal Debug Engine® for Debugging, Trace and Test, including TriCore™/AURIX™, Power Architecture®, Cortex®-M0, Cortex®-M3, Cortex®-M4, Cortex®-M7, Cortex®-A8, Cortex®-A9, Cortex®-A53, Cortex®-R4, Cortex®-R52, Arm®, XScale™, Renesas SuperH™ SH-2A, RH850 devices.

UDE - Universal Debug Engine

The UDE - Universal Debug Engine - is a state-of-the-art development workbench for application development. Its functionality can be extended with an UAD - Universal Access Device - which is available in 3 versions: UAD2pro, UAD2next and UAD3+. With UDE you can organize your projects. It supports you to build applications and you can run and test your software in a convenient and cost-efficient way.

PLS introduces a new debugger architecture and tool concept based on a customizable set of standard components and core specific add-ons. It offers a collection of tools including source file management, project building and powerful HLL debugger with various high-speed communication paths to the customer's hardware target system with target monitor. All components work together in an optimized manner.

UDE as a part of the package is a powerful HLL debugger and emulator to test microcontroller applications created in C/C++ language and/or Assembly. Together with the Universal Access Device, the communication add-on of UDE and the possible used target monitor it offers real-time execution between breakpoints on the customer's target system. You save time when using the integrated development environment with integrated tools. There is just one graphical user interface for development, debugging and emulation. Multiple high-speed interfaces allow a very flexible target system access. Control of a multi-core system and debugging is carried out with the UDE in a consistently designed user interface. Universal Multicore Workbench is a new add-on of the well-known modular Universal Debug Engine. With its outstanding features it helps developers of software for multicore SoC's to make your work more easily, clearly and efficiently.

UDE Multi-core AURIX
Timedemo

Universal Debug Engine UDE and Microcontroller Debugger for AURIX, TriCore, Power Architecture, Cortex, Arm, XE166/XC2000, XScale, RH850, SH-2A, C166/ST10, STM32, Stellar, S32V234, S32

UDE Multi-core AURIX Timedemo

With Universal Debug Engine (UDE®) PLS offers on top solutions for software development of systems-on-silicon including debug support for the 16-/32- and 64-bit microcontrollers C16x, C166™, ST10F276, ST10F280, XC166, XC2000, XE166, XMC4500, STM32, C166S V2, SDA6000, TriCore™ and AURIX™ from Infineon and STMicroelectronics, Power Architecture® MPC56, MPC57, MPC58, S32V234 from NXP™, S32R from NXP™, PowerPC™ PPC440SPe from AMCC, Cortex®-R52 Stellar from STMicroelectronics, Power Architecture® SPC56, SPC57, SPC58 from STMicroelectronics, Arm7™, Arm9™, Arm11™, Cortex-M0, Cortex-M0+, Cortex-M3, Cortex-M4, Cortex-M7, Cortex-R4, Cortex-R52, Cortex-A8, Cortex-A9, XScale™, RH850, SuperH™ SH-2A, STM32, S32, S32K, derivatives in a new multi-core debug environment as well as technical support.

Universal Access Devices UAD for Microcontroller debugging via JTAG, cJTAG, DAP, SWD, OnCE, LPD, DXCPL, CAN, ASC, Trace

With a powerful 32-bit Communication Unit based Universal Access Device, PLS presents an extremely rapid and flexible communication tool to access a multitude of popular 16-/32- and 64-bit microcontrollers.

UAD2pro

The Universal Access Device 2pro is the new smart member of the UDE target Access Device family. It replaces the approved UAD2 and offers new enhancements in the well-known form style. It establishes a bridge to the more powerful UAD3+ using the same target adapter solution.

UAD2pro offers fastest target access via JTAG, cJTAG, DAP, DAP over CAN Physical Layer (DXCPL), SPD (Single Pin DAP) via CAN, SWD, ASC and CAN with build-in ESD protection. Accessing your AURIX, TriCore, PowerArchitecture, S32V234, Cortex, C16x, ST10, XC2000, XE166, XMC4500, Arm7, Arm9, Arm11, SuperH SH-2A derivatives is now easier than ever. The unique combination of JTAG and CAN bus, measurements of a mere 8.5 x 13 x 3.5 cm³ (W x D x H), and a robust aluminum housing, predestine the UAD2pro for mobile use in the field.

For debugging microcontroller boards with high-voltage components, as is common for instance with motor or inverter controls, target adapters with an electrical isolation of up to 1,000 VRMS can optionally also be used with the UAD2pro. At the same time, the full transmission bandwidth of 50 MHz serial clock is maintained.

Supported High-Speed Target Access and Qualities

The Universal Access Device 2pro is optimized for High-Speed Communication between the UDE on the Host PC and a target system. UAD2pro supports access features of UDE in an optimized manner.

  • General target connector (1,65 - 5,5 Volts I/O ring voltage) supports JTAG, cJTAG, DAP, DAP over CAN Physical Layer (DXCPL), SPD via CAN, SWD debug communication channel up to 50 MHz shift clock - download rate up to 3.5 MByte/s
  • Special target adapter are available for all supported target and interface definitions as TriCore, PowerArchitecture, Cortex, XC2000, XE166, XMC4500, Arm7, Arm9, Arm11, SuperH SH-2A with up to 50 MHz shift clock
  • Isolated adapters (RF coupler technology with 1,000 VRMS isolation) - supports full bandwidth 50 MHz shift clock
  • Lowest power consumption from target
  • Flexible serial high-speed communication to a C16x, ST10, XC2000, XE166, TriCore, PowerArchitecture and Arm/Cortex based target system via a D-Sub connector. The following serial modes are available: Asynchronous serial RS232 interface CAN interface.
  • 480 Mbps Host Communication Speed via USB 2.0
  • Supported OS: Windows® 7, Windows® 8.1, Windows® 10 (32- and 64-bit)
  • Size: Standalone Communication device 8,5 x 13 x 3,5 cm³ (W x D x H w/o connectors).

UAD2next

The Universal Access Device2next is the powerful successor of UAD2+ and is the new all-in-one device in PLS’s UDE target access device family. It combines the state-of-the-art debugging features of the UAD2pro with trace capabilities, which makes it ideal for efficient debugging, test and system-level analysis.

The UAD2next acts as a bridge between the base model UAD2pro and the high-end tool UAD3+. Besides a large number of powerful debug and trace interfaces, such as DAP, SWD, JTAG, cJTAG and LPD, the UAD2next also supports CAN and ASC interfaces for access to the target. Robust trace modules, which can be easily plugged in as needed, ensure a fast and efficient transfer of trace data from the target into the UAD2next.

Together with the Universal Debug Engine® (UDE) the UAD2next provides a comprehensive and powerful support even for the latest heterogeneous multi-core SoCs.

Universal Access Device2next
  • High performance debug access to AURIX 2nd TC3 Generation, AURIX TC2, TriCore, PowerArchitecture, Cortex-R, Cortex-M, Cortex-A, S32V234, XC2000, XE166, XMC4500, Arm7, Arm9, Arm11, SuperH SH-2A, RH850
  • ASC and CAN/CAN FD target interfaces (ASC and CAN debugger). CAN FD available upon request.
  • Plug-in modules for parallel and serial trace
  • USB3 or Gigabit-Ethernet for connecting UAD2next to the PC
  • Proven and robust aluminum housing 17.0 x 14.5 x 5.5 cm
  • Passive Cooling.

Supported High-Speed Target Access and Qualities

The UAD2next is optimized for high-speed debug communication between UDE running on the host PC and the target system.

  • Proven target adapter solution already used for UAD2pro and UAD3+ offers fastest and reliable target access for state-of-the art debug interfaces DAP, SWD, JTAG, cJTAG, LPD.
  • Ready for upcoming debug interfaces without replacing the base UAD2next device.
  • High-speed debug access with up to 160 MHz shift clock and 1.65 – 5.5 Volts I/O voltage.
  • Galvanic isolated target adapters (RF coupler technology with 1,000 VRMS isolation) available.
  • Longer distances between UAD2next and target system. Up to 0.5 m possible, 2.0 m on request.
  • Connectors for ASC and CAN/CAN FD*) with galvanic signal isolation up to 1,000 VRMS.
  • Support for DXCPL (DAP over CAN Physical Layer).

Trace support up to 32-bit / 2 Lanes @ 1.25 Gbit/s

For trace based debugging, measurement and system-level analysis the UAD2next can be extended with target specific trace modules.

  • Easy mounting plug-in modules for a wide range of trace interface
  • Aurora trace connector (up to 2 lanes) Samtec ERF8 HS22 ASP-137969-01 Samtex ERF8 HS34 ASP-137973-01 Samtec ERF8 HS40 ASP-133811-01 Additional custommer specific trace connector
  • Easy mounting plug-in modules for a wide range of trace interface
  • Up to 12-bit parallel trace.
  • 2 Lane serial trace for up to 1.25 GBit/s.
  • 512 MBytes internal trace memory.
  • Ready for Arm CoreSight ETM, STM, ITM, PTM, Xilinx FTM, for NEXUS class 3 parallel / serial AURORA trace, HSSTP AURORA trace and for Infineon MCDS.

UAD3+

The Universal Access Device3+, a further development of the already established UAD2 family, was particularly optimized for use in multicore and multi-target systems with high clock frequencies. Thanks to the flexible pod and connector designs, up to eight various cores and targets respectively can be controlled with different debug protocols. A consistent further development of the JTAG extender technology by PLS permits connection lengths of up to 5 meters to the base unit. The extenders are optionally available with galvanic electrical isolation. Furthermore, with the flexible design, the pods can also carry out tasks such as CAN interface or logic analyzer probe.

Access to the targets can take place with up to 100 MHz clock frequency optionally via various serial interfaces such as JTAG, cJTAG, Device Access Port (DAP/DAP2) or Serial Wire Debug (SWD). Synchronization during debugging of several core/targets is achieved by the UAD3+ hardware and firmware. Two different input voltage ranges - 1.6 to 5.5 Volts as standard or optionally 0.8 to 3.3 Volts - cover all possible applications.

In high end real-time trace, the highly flexible pod and connector designs ensure a simple and, at the same time, efficient support of various trace protocols (e.g. Aurora, CoreSight ETM, Nexus or OCDS L2). Here too, the distance between the trace pod on the target and the base unit may also be up to 5 meters. The recorded data can be complemented by automatically generated time stamps. With a trace memory of up to 4 GBytes, a maximal trace stream width of 32-bit and possible trace signals up to 500 MHz and 3.125 Gbit/s in serial trace, the UAD3+ is also ideally equipped for future tasks.

For debugging microcontroller boards with high-voltage components, as is common for instance with motor or inverter controls, target adapters with an electrical isolation of up to 1,000 VRMS can optionally also be used with the UAD3+.

Universal Access Device3+

For debugging microcontroller boards with high-voltage components, as is common for instance with motor or inverter controls, target adapters with an electrical isolation of up to 1,000 VRMS can optionally also be used with the UAD3+.

Overview and Comparison

Feature
UAD2pro
UAD2next
UAD3+
Application purpose

Basic debugging, production Flash programming, and entry evel on-chip trace

Basic debugging and remote debugging, Trace based debugging and measurement

High bandwidth trace recording for trace based system analysis, measurement and debugging, Remote debugging, Multi-target debugging

Supported debug channels

JTAG, cJTAG, DAP, DAP2, SPD (Single Pin DAP), NEXUS, SWD, LPD with up to 50 MHz

1.6 V - 5.5 V IO-voltage

(0.8 V - 3.3 V on request)

JTAG, cJTAG, DAP, DAP2, SPD (Single Pin DAP), NEXUS, SWD, LPD with up to 160 MHz

1.6 V - 5.5 V IO-voltage

(0.8 V - 3.3 V on request)

JTAG, cJTAG, DAP, DAP2, SPD (Single Pin DAP), NEXUS, SWD, LPD with up to 160 MHz

1.6 V - 5.5 V IO-voltage

(0.8 V - 3.3 V on request)

Addl. communication channel support

CAN, DXCPL (DAP over CAN Physical Layer), ASC via RS232

SUB-D9 (male) connector for CAN (CiA pin assignment) and ASC

CAN/CAN FD, DXCPL (DAP over CAN Physical Layer), ASC via RS232 SUB-D9 (male) CAN connector (CiA pin assignment)

SUB-D9 (male) ASC connector

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Trace support

NEXUS, MCDS, CoreSight™ on-Chip trace

ARM CoreSight™ ETM, STM, ITM, PTM, FTM, NEXUS, MCDS

Plug-in trace module for AURORA, up to 2 lanes @ 1.25 Gbit/s

Plug-in parallel trace module, up to 12 bit, up to 250 Mbps, 1.6 V - 5.5 V IO-voltage

On-Chip trace

ARM CoreSight™ ETM, STM, ITM, PTM, FTM, NEXUS, MCDS

Trace Pod for AURORA, up to 4 lanes @ 3.125 Gbit/s

Parallel trace Pod, up to 32 bit, up to 500 Mbit/s, 0.8 V - 3.3 V IO-voltage

On-Chip trace

Trace memory

512 MByte

4 GByte

Other features

Build-in ESD protection

Galvanic isolated target interfaces as an option

Ground socket

Build-in ESD protection

Galvanic isolated target interfaces as an option

Ground socket

Separate Debug and Trace Pods for up to 5 meters distance to base device

Galvanic isolated target interfaces as an option

Ground socket

Communciation to host PC

USB2.0

USB3, Gigabit-Ethernet

USB2.0, Gigabit-Ethernet, IEEE1394b (FireWire-800)

Size (W x D x H)

8.5 x 13 x 3.5 cm

17 x 14.5 x 5.5 cm

17 x 14.5 x 8.5 cm

Housing material

Aluminum

Aluminum

Aluminum

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