Timing measurement for NXP S32K3 chips with emulation adapter

Timing measurement for NXP S32K3 chips with emulation adapter

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By Nick Flaherty

iSystem in Germany has developed an emulation adaptor for the NXP S32K344 family of chips to allow embedded developers to retrieve trace data for timing measurements.

The S32K344 Emulation Adapter is populated with an NXP S32K344 “umbrella” device offering extra pins to enable trace for all S32K3 derivatives.

NXP’s S32K3 is a series of general-purpose microcontrollers for Automotive applications like battery management systems, body controllers or infotainment IO controllers. The family includes scalable 32bit ARM Cortex-M7-based MCUs in single, dual, and lockstep core configurations supporting ASIL B/D safety applications. The adapter provides full debug and trace capabilities for S32K311, S32K312, S32K314, S32K322, S32K324, S32K341 and S32K342 devices in packages QFP-48, MaxQFP-100 and MaxQFP-172.

For tracing purposes, the developer can simply replace the targeted NXP microcontroller on the PCB with the emulation adapter. The adapter offers the same core features as the original MCU but adds that crucial additional trace port. In fact, the adapter can even be used for standalone operations as an evaluation board by using an optional power supply.

Combined with iSystem’s BlueBox and winIDEA debugging tool, the developer can now fully leverage the benefits of tracing with non-intrusive analysis of the timing behaviour of an application, performing code coverage metrics and measuring the CPU load or localize flaws and errors in the code for further debugging. This helps to improve code quality and shorten development times for a faster time-to-market.

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