Vector Software, the world’s leading provider of innovative software solutions for embedded software quality, announced today a further enhancement to their integration with Lauterbach’s TRACE32.
Lauterbach, the world’s largest manufacturer of emulators and debuggers, now enables VectorCAST users who are working in development, test, quality, and certification teams to perform source-level test coverage with no instrumentation of object code. Thus, achieving test execution without impacting code size or performance.
Lauterbach has existing support for live trace data collection from microprocessors, which produce instruction trace data. This captured data from the Lauterbach TRACE32 is used by VectorCAST to map traced instructions directly to the source code without any of the overhead usually associated with collecting coverage data from systems under test.
The impact of Lauterbach combining its TRACE32 capability with that of VectorCAST enables source code level coverage support for microprocessors with trace interfaces such as ARM ETM or PowerPC NEXUS. This benefits customers in aerospace, defense, automotive, medical devices, industrial controls, and commercial environments where structural code coverage is critical.
“We developed this enhancement to our TRACE32 product to support customers who are using VectorCAST,” stated Norbert Weiss, international sales & marketing manager at Lauterbach. “Our engineering team has significantly improved VectorCAST users’ ability to use the TRACE32 Trace capability for source-level structural coverage scenarios.”
“Lauterbach’s new TRACE32 integration for VectorCAST means our customers now have the ability to perform uninstrumented structural coverage whenever it is required.” said William McCaffrey, chief operating officer at Vector Software.