Lauterbach Announce Zero-Instrumentation Source-Level Coverage for VectorCAST

Lauterbach enhances TRACE32® integration to VectorCAST® enabling source-level test coverage with no instrumentation of object code

Vector Software, the world’s leading provider of innovative software solutions for embedded software quality, announced today a further enhancement to their integration with Lauterbach’s TRACE32.

Lauterbach, the world’s largest manufacturer of emulators and debuggers, now enables VectorCAST users who are working in development, test, quality, and certification teams to perform source-level test coverage with no instrumentation of object code. Thus, achieving test execution without impacting code size or performance.

Lauterbach has existing support for live trace data collection from microprocessors, which produce instruction trace data. This captured data from the Lauterbach TRACE32 is used by VectorCAST to map traced instructions directly to the source code without any of the overhead usually associated with collecting coverage data from systems under test.

The impact of Lauterbach combining its TRACE32 capability with that of VectorCAST enables source code level coverage support for microprocessors with trace interfaces such as ARM ETM or PowerPC NEXUS. This benefits customers in aerospace, defense, automotive, medical devices, industrial controls, and commercial environments where structural code coverage is critical.

“We developed this enhancement to our TRACE32 product to support customers who are using VectorCAST,” stated Norbert Weiss, international sales & marketing manager at Lauterbach. “Our engineering team has significantly improved VectorCAST users’ ability to use the TRACE32 Trace capability for source-level structural coverage scenarios.”

“Lauterbach’s new TRACE32 integration for VectorCAST means our customers now have the ability to perform uninstrumented structural coverage whenever it is required.” said William McCaffrey, chief operating officer at Vector Software.

About Vector Software, Inc.

Vector Software is the world’s leading provider of software testing solutions for safety and business critical embedded applications. Companies worldwide in the automotive, aerospace, medical devices, industrial controls, rail, and other business critical sectors rely on Vector Software’s VectorCAST® test automation platform. The VectorCAST environment enables software development teams to easily automate complex testing tasks to improve software quality, using Test-Driven Development, Continuous Integration, and Change-Based Testing processes to engineer reliable software for accelerated time-to-market release cycles. Vector Software is headquartered in East Greenwich, Rhode Island USA with offices worldwide and a world-class team of support and technology partners. To learn more, visit: Follow Vector Software on Facebook, Google+, LinkedIn, Twitter, and YouTube.

About Lauterbach and TRACE32

Lauterbach is the leading manufacturer of complete, modular and upgradeable microprocessor development tools worldwide with experience in the field of embedded designs since 1979. It is an international, well-established company with blue chip customers in every corner of the globe and has a close working relationship with all semiconductor manufacturers. At the headquarters in Höhenkirchen, near Munich, the engineering team develops and produces highly proficient and specialized Development Tools, which are utilized all over the world under the brand TRACE32®. Our branch offices exist in the United Kingdom, Italy, France, Tunisia, on the east and west coasts of the United States, Japan and China. Highly qualified sales and support engineers are also available in many other countries. For more information visit

Contact Information

Vector Software

1130 Ten Rod Road
North Kingstown 02852, RI, 02852

tele: 401.295.5855
fax: 401.295.5856

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