by Corelis Inc. Corelis Inc.

Corelis Introduces a LAN-based JTAG and ROM Emulator for the IBM PowerPC™ 403 Family of Processors

New LAN-based JTAG and ROM Emulator for the IBM PowerPC 403 family
fits in one small box and provides the advantages of JTAG emulation
with the high-speed code download of ROM emulation

Cerritos, CA, May 1, 1998 — Corelis Inc., today introduced a high performance, self contained and network enabled, JTAG/ROM emulator (NetICE-403™) for the IBM PowerPC 403 family of processors. The NetICE-403 provides all the advantages of JTAG emulation augmented with the high-speed download of the ROM emulation option. The NetICE-403 includes a source-level debugger with an intuitive Windows™ 95/NT GUI and interfaces to any PC that has networking support for TCP/IP protocol over the Ethernet. This product can also be used for boundary-scan infrastructure and interconnect testing as well as boundary-scan In-System Programming (ISP).

The combination of JTAG debugging and ROM emulation is designed for users that want to debug targets that include the IBM PowerPC 403 processors with JTAG debug functionality but want to enhance this functionality with additional features such as fast code download via Ethernet, execution of code from the targets’ real ROM address space, and support of unlimited number of breakpoints in the ROM address space. For most applications, the NetICE-403 emulator does not require an intrusive ROM monitor that is typically required by traditional ROM emulators. All of the target CPU run control and debug features are accomplished via the JTAG interface.

Combining the on-chip access to debug resources, the fast download of object code associated with ROM emulation, and optional support of boundary-scan interconnect test, the NetICE-403 provides the most powerful LAN-based debug tool available today on the market.

“The NetICE-403 was developed in response to our customers requests to increase the speed of our JTAG emulators code download, and allow code execution from ROM space.” said Menachem Blasberg, president of Corelis, Inc. “We accomplished this by adding ROM emulation capability to our existing LAN-based JTAG emulator and yet preserving its ability to non-intrusively interact with the processor.”

Ricardo Gariazzo, IBM PowerPC Embedded Tools Manager, commented: “Corelis brings to the PowerPC tool market a wealth of experience with JTAG low-cost and high-performance development tools. Adding ROM emulation to the PowerPC JTAG emulator fills customers needs for fast code download and ability to have multiple breakpoints in the ROM space.”

The U.S. list price starts at $5,950 and delivery is from stock.

Corelis is a world leader in the field of boundary-scan (JTAG) testing, microprocessor development tools, and VXIbus test instruments. Corelis also provides various engineering services and is well known for its outstanding customer support.

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