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Vitra-MPC55xx Emulator for Freescale’s MPC5554, MPC56xx, MPC565 and MPC555 microprocessors

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Ashling’s Vitra-MPC55xx Emulator, supplied and supported by Arcadi Systems, is a powerful Networked Emulator and Trace for Freescale’s MPC5554, MPC56xx, MPC565 and MPC555 Power Architecture embedded microprocessors

The Vitra-MPC55xx Emulator PDF datasheet: Vitra-MPC55xx Emulator and for Freescale's MPC5554, MPC56xx, MPC565 and MPC555 connects to the NEXUS or BDM debug interface port on the target embedded microprocessor.

Vitra debugging is completely non-intrusive and requires no target system resources. Together with Ashling’s PathFinder source debugger, Vitra provides powerful run/stop control of embedded software, with hardware and software breakpoints. Vitra provides fast code download to the target system, and allows control and interrogation of all core-processor and system resources.

Vitra-MPC55xx Emulator for Freescale's MPC5554, MPC56xx, MPC565 and MPC555 microprocessors

The powerful Vitra-MPC55xx unit provides real-time Trace and Debugging on your target Power Architecture application.

Vitra incorporates high speed Ethernet, USB and serial connections to the host PC.

As an active participant in the Nexus 5001 Forum, Ashling has worked with Freescale Semiconductor and the other forum members to produce Emulator and Real-time Trace systems for Freescale’s MPC55xx, MPC56xx, MPC56x and MPC53x automotive microprocessor families, the first microprocessors to incorporate the IEEE-ISTO 5001 (NEXUS 5001™) Global Embedded Processor Debug Interface.

The Vitra Emulator and PathFinder debugger provide full multi-core debug support for the Power Architecture eTPU Enhanced Time Processor Unit, with individual windows for disassembled eTPU instructions, eTPU memory and registers.

In addition to NEXUS support for the MPC5554, MPC56xx, MPC565 and MPC53x families, Vitra supports Freescale’s MPC555 Power Architecture automotive and industrial-control microprocessor, using the MPC555’s BDM debug interface.

Source-level Debugger

PathFinder is Ashling's C Source-Level Debugger for Power Architecture devices, with multiple user-configurable windows, point-and-click, drag-and-drop, hover help and hover data display, splitter windows, menu-bar, button, hot-key and script (macro)-file controls. PathFinder runs on all current versions of Windows. PathFinder’s Object-Oriented Monitoring and Editing System provides tree-structured “click to expand” access to all memory-areas, register sets, registers and bits of the Power Architecture core and co-processors with a logical and friendly Windows display.

PathFinder is the user-interface for the Ashling Vitra-MPC55xx and Genia-MPC55xx Emulators for Freescale’s MPC5554, MPC56xx, MPC565, MPC53x and MPC555 embedded microprocessor families.

PathFinder-MPC5500 Source-Level Debugger

Compiler support:

The PathFinder source debugger supports all popular Power Architecture C compilers, including GNU GCC, Green Hills Systems, ARC MetaWare, Freescale Metrowerks, Altium-Tasking, Wind River Systems and all other ELF/DWARF compliant compilers. Supports is also provided for the Byte Craft and Freescale Metrowerks eTPU Compilers and Assemblers.

Host:

PC with Windows Vista/XP/2000. Ethernet (RJ45), USB and RS232 serial connections to host PC.

Script language:

Powerful macro language to control, monitor and log all Emulator functions.

Flash Programming:

PathFinder and Vitra-MPC55xx will program On-Chip MPC56x/MPC55xx/MPC56xx and external Flash memory

Vitra Emulator and Trace Specification

Real-Time Trace:

Vitra traces instruction execution and data accesses at target system clock speeds up to 200MHz, for PowerPC-based embedded systems with the NEXUS on-chip trace interface. PathFinder shows traced data as symbolic disassembly, source code or bus trace (data access), with time-stamp.  Trace buffer is 128-bits wide and is available in sizes of 64K Frames (default) or 512K Frames.

Target connection:

Range of NEXUS Debug and Trace connectors, or 10-pin BDM connector for MPC555. Supports 1.8V, 2.5V, 3.3V and 5V targets. Optional Extended Trigger and Trace Probe captures up to twelve user signals in Logic-Analyzer mode, together with three external trigger inputs to qualify trace capture and two trigger output signals

Device Support:

All Freescale Power Architecture devices with NEXUS on-chip debug interfaces, including MPC5554, MPC5553; MPC5632, MPC5633, MPC5634; MPC561, MPC562, MPC563, MPC564, MPC565, MPC566, MPC53x; and Freescale MPC555 with BDM debug interface. Contact Arcadi for support on new Power Architecture cores.

Auxiliary inputs/outputs:

4 auxiliary control outputs to target and 4 inputs, all under user control from PathFinder.

Device Support:

All Freescale Power Architecture cores with NEXUS on-chip debug interfaces, including MPC5554, MPC5553; MPC5632, MPC5633, MPC5634; MPC561, MPC562, MPC563, MPC564, MPC565, MPC566, MPC53x; and Freescale MPC555 with BDM debug interface. Contact Arcadi for support on new Power Architecture cores.

Vitra-MPC55xx Order Codes:

Product Order Code
Vitra Emulator with standard 64K x 128-bit trace Vitra-MPC55xx
Vitra Emulator with optional 512K x 128-bit trace Vitra-MPC55xx-T512K
PathFinder Source Debugger for MPC55xx PathFinder-MPC5500
PathFinder Source Debugger for MPC56x, MPC555 PathFinder-MPC56x
NEXUS M38C 38-way MPC55xx/MPC56xx Debug and Trace connector TPA-5500-M38C
NEXUS R51C 51-way MPC55xx/MPC56xx Robust debug/trace connector TPA-5500-R51C-1
14-way NEXUS JTAG debug cable for Freescale MPC55xx, MPC56xx TPA-5500-JTAG-14
NEXUS R51A 51-way MPC56x Robust debug/trace connector TPA-PPC-R51A-1
NEXUS 50-way debug and trace connector for MPC56x TPA-PPC-NEXUS-50
10-way BDM debug cable for MPC555 TPA-PPC-BDM10