Comprehensive Debug and Trace Solutions
Gives system visibility to all developers
With the increasing complexity of modern SoCs, access to the most comprehensive suite of debug and trace solutions is critical to reduce time-to-market and validation effort.
The Arm CoreSight family of IP products offer solutions to address the needs of silicon partners and developers alike, from SoC bring up to software debug and system optimization, and finally post-mortem debug.
Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) are expecting silicon providers to provide a reliable and complete hardware and software system ready for applications development, and this is a key differentiator. A well thought-out debug and trace solution helps partners address these challenges.
CoreSight provides components for the implementation solutions for debug access, instruction tracing, cross-triggering and time-stamping.
Trace Memory Controller
CoreSight TMC, Trace Memory Controller, enables real-time trace to be used cost effectively during all the product development phases, giving real-time visibility to all developers including third party software developers.
The industry name for debug and trace
CoreSight technology is licensed by all major silicon providers, specified by leading OEMs across markets, and used by hundreds of thousands of software engineers to develop, debug, optimize and maintain in the field Arm processor-based products.
Higher productivity and lower risk development
Using CoreSight trace macrocells, for example ETM, software and hardware developers can identify real-time software or hardware defects and quickly resolve them, ensuring higher productivity and lower risk developments.
Universal tool support
CoreSight debug and trace is supported by Arm DS-5 Development Studio and more than 25 tools vendors worldwide.
Higher quality products
CoreSight technology provides mission-critical on-chip visibility to industry development tools, enabling embedded software, system, and hardware engineers to develop higher quality and performance, software and platforms.
A scalable, cost effective debug and trace SoC solution
An open architecture
The CoreSight architecture is an open architecture, enabling Partners to leverage the Arm solution and plug-in their own debug and trace components.
- Robust design
- Faster bring up means a reduced time-to-market
- Improved reliability
- Hardware/Software co-development via debugger in simulation and emulation
- Performance profiling
- Performance optimization (both hardware and software)
- Reduced bug cost
- Reduced time-to-market