IAR Systems beefs up trace capabilities for ARM developers

IAR Systems is releasing a new version of its high-performance C/C++ compiler and debugger toolchain IAR Embedded Workbench® for ARM®.

The new release adds extended trace capabilities with the enhanced Embedded Trace Macrocell™ (ETMv4) for ARM Cortex®-M7 as well as Program Trace Macrocell (PTM) for recent ARM Cortex-A cores.

To cope with today’s increasingly complex software development and meet tight project deadlines, development teams need to find ways of improving their efficiency and ensuring the quality of their applications. With debugging constantly being a large part of embedded development, this is an important focus area for efficiency efforts.

Trace lets developers observe the effect of the program as it executes on the device and use techniques such as full instruction trace and function profiling. This allows them to analyse and improve the application’s performance, as well as find bugs that can be hard or even impossible to identify any other way. The trace is non-intrusive and does not affect the program’s real-time behavior, and the information is available in real-time in IAR Embedded Workbench.

With ETM, developers are able to trace every single instruction executed in an application. ETM is already available in IAR Embedded Workbench for devices based on the ARM Cortex-M3 and ARM Cortex-M4 cores. With the new version, also developers working with devices based on the high-performance, low-power ARM Cortex-M7 core will be able to benefit from this technology. ETM is enabled in the toolchain by using a trace probe equipped with ETM trace, such as I-jet Trace. PTM provides similar technology and possibilities as ETM. It is available in recent devices based on ARM Cortex-A cores.

IAR Embedded Workbench is the world’s most widely used C/C++ compiler and debugger toolchain for developing applications for devices based on ARM processors. It incorporates a compiler, an assembler, a linker and a debugger into one completely integrated development environment. The toolchain is available in several editions, including a product package that is designed specifically for the ARM Cortex-M core family.

Comment on this article below or via Twitter: @M2MNow OR @jcm2m

RECENT ARTICLES

Army’s new next generation squad weapon programme to launch ARC’s weapons intelligence platform

Posted on: August 12, 2022

Washington – Armaments Research Company, Inc, a technology and data company serving national security and public safety customers, announced their Internet-of-Things (IoT) full-stack technology will be introduced in the Next Generation Squad Weapon (NGSW) programme of record, in partnership with Sig Sauer. For the first time in 65 years, the U.S. Army’s initiative will replace

Read more

Connected logistics market to hit $47.6bn valuation by 2029 backed by MaaS for fleet management

Posted on: August 12, 2022

The global connected logistics market stands at a valuation of US$22.2 billion (€21.61 billion) in 2022 and is projected to reach $47.6 billion (€46.34 billion) by the end of 2029. Demand for connected logistics is estimated to increase at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 11.5% over the forecast period (2022-2029).

Read more
FEATURED IoT STORIES

9 IoT applications that will change everything

Posted on: September 1, 2021

Whether you are a future-minded CEO, tech-driven CEO or IT leader, you’ve come across the term IoT before. It’s often used alongside superlatives regarding how it will revolutionize the way you work, play, and live. But is it just another buzzword, or is it the as-promised technological holy grail? The truth is that Internet of

Read more

Which IoT Platform 2021? IoT Now Enterprise Buyers’ Guide

Posted on: August 30, 2021

There are several different parts in a complete IoT solution, all of which must work together to get the result needed, write IoT Now Enterprise Buyers’ Guide – Which IoT Platform 2021? authors Robin Duke-Woolley, the CEO and Bill Ingle, a senior analyst, at Beecham Research. Figure 1 shows these parts and, although not all

Read more

CAT-M1 vs NB-IoT – examining the real differences

Posted on: June 21, 2021

As industry players look to provide the next generation of IoT connectivity, two different standards have emerged under release 13 of 3GPP – CAT-M1 and NB-IoT.

Read more

IoT and home automation: What does the future hold?

Posted on: June 10, 2020

Once a dream, home automation using iot is slowly but steadily becoming a part of daily lives around the world. In fact, it is believed that the global market for smart home automation will reach $40 billion by 2020.

Read more

5 challenges still facing the Internet of Things

Posted on: June 3, 2020

The Internet of Things (IoT) has quickly become a huge part of how people live, communicate and do business. All around the world, web-enabled devices are turning our world into a more switched-on place to live.

Read more

What is IoT?

Posted on: July 7, 2019

What is IoT Data as a new oil IoT connectivity What is IoT video So what’s IoT? The phrase ‘Internet of Things’ (IoT) is officially everywhere. It constantly shows up in my Google news feed, the weekend tech supplements are waxing lyrical about it and the volume of marketing emails I receive advertising ‘smart, connected

Read more
IoT Newsletter

Join the IoT Now online community for FREE, to receive: Exclusive offers for entry to all the IoT events that matter, round the world

Free access to a huge selection of the latest IoT analyst reports and industry whitepapers

The latest IoT news, as it breaks, to your inbox