PLS Programmierbare Logik & Systeme and Logic Technology sign pan-European distribution agreement

Expansion of international sales network
See a strong, growing demand for high-end debug and trace tools in Europe in the coming years (from right): Thomas Bauch, managing director of PLS and Leon Houwen, managing director of Logic Technology (PresseBox) (Lauta (Germany) / Panningen (Netherlands), ) Logic Technology, one of Europe's leading providers of hardware and software tools for the embedded market, is now an authorized distributor in the Benelux countries, Austria, Switzerland, United Kingdom, Scandinavia and Italy for the high-end debug and trace tools -- Universal Debug Engine (UDE) and Universal Access Device (UAD) -- from PLS Programmierbare Logik & Systeme.

A fast and flexible access to the target, intelligent support of all on-chip debug and on-chip trace features, open interfaces to create own toolchains and workflows such as, for example, for test automation are among the key features of the Universal Debug Engine (UDE), which was specifically designed for testing and debugging of complex 16-bit and 32-bit microcontroller architectures. At the same time, the UDE offers all features of an innovative debugger. These include a software oscilloscope for variables, profiling and coverage functions, a powerful symbol browser, individually configurable toolbars, property pages, extensive context related menus, fully adjustable fonts and colors, a user-adaptable appearance of the standard windows as well as HTML as description language for user-specific windows. Furthermore, the entire debugger functionality can also be used with the Eclipse development platform via a free plug-in.

The UDE is complemented with the Universal Access Device (UAD) family. The UAD opens up completely new possibilities for users in fields such as high-end trace, multi-core and multi-target debugging, profiling and calibration. For example, with the UAD3+ up to eight different cores and targets can be controlled with a variety of debug protocols thanks to the flexible pod and connector designs. A consistent further development of the JTAG extender technology by PLS permits connection lengths of up to five meters to the base unit. Access to the targets can take place with up to 100 MHz clock frequency optionally via various serial debug interfaces such as JTAG, Device Access Port (DAP) or Serial Wire Debug (SWD). With up to 4 GB of trace memory, a maximum recording width of 32 bit and possible trace signals of up to 500 MHz, the UAD3+ is also ideally equipped for future tasks.

"With their innovative modular construction and other unique selling points such as the extremely comfortable Eclipse plug-in, the Universal Debug Engine (UDE) and Universal Access Device (UAD) family from PLS contribute to the enrichment of our product portfolio. The support of many important microcontroller architectures such as ARM/Cortex, Power Architecture, TriCore and XC2000/XE166 will enable us to now meet customer needs more flexibly and react faster," said Leon Houwen, managing director of Logic Technology.

Thomas Bauch, managing director of PLS, also underlined the numerous advantages that the new partnership will give to the customers. "We made our decision to partner with Logic Technology because the company already has more than 17 years of extremely successful experience in the embedded market and optimally combines sales, support and consultancy services in such a way that are needed for our technologically advanced products. The close cooperation with Logic Technology's embedded tool specialists enables us to expand our presence in the European market and further optimize the support for our customers in Europe."

Logic Technology

Founded in 1993, headquartered in Panningen The Netherlands, Logic Technology has become a leader in Europe's embedded market. Our unique combination of high-quality products, support and consultancy services is most appreciated by embedded developers. It's this All-Inclusive concept that enables developers to focus on their own key tasks! Our product offering includes off-the-shelf CPU Modules and Embedded Software components, such as Real Time Operating Systems, BIOS, EFI Framework solutions, main memory databases, Flash management software, and embedded TCP/IP. Our Test and Debug Tools specialist offer products such as I.D.E., In-Circuit-Emulators, JTAG Run Control, Debuggers, Compilers, and Performance Analyzers. These time-saving products are then complemented by our strong focus on technical support, (in depth) Technology Courses, Training and Consultancy Services. For further information about the company, please visit www.logic.nl.

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