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Express Logic’s BenchX® IDE Supports Lauterbach’s TRACE32® Debugger

Express Logic’s BenchX, an embedded Eclipse-based IDE, and Lauterbach’s TRACE32 Debugger have been integrated, bringing TRACE32 to an Eclipse environment. This first integration is geared for ARM processors.

Nuremberg, Germany, March 02, 2010 --( TRACE32 now available in an Eclipse environment.

Express Logic, Inc., the worldwide leader in royalty-free real-time operating systems (RTOS), today announced that Express Logic’s BenchX® IDE now supports debugging using Lauterbach’s TRACE32 debugger. BenchX is an Eclipse-based IDE adapted for use with embedded systems. Lauterbach’s TRACE32 in-circuit emulators and debuggers are powerful development tools for embedded systems. Together, BenchX and TRACE32 deliver robust functionality in an easy-to-use Eclipse-based IDE.

Express Logic’s BenchX was introduced in 2008 and was awarded honors for “Best In Show” at the Embedded Systems Conference. In 2009, BenchX was awarded the “Embedded AWARD” at Embedded World in Nuremberg, Germany. Now, once again at Embedded World, BenchX takes a step forward by integrating Lauterbach’s TRACE32, one of the industry’s most highly respected debuggers. BenchX now brings together the Eclipse framework, GNU C/C++ compiler tool chain, and the Lauterbach TRACE32 debugger.

Lauterbach’s TRACE32 offers a set of modular microprocessor development tools, supporting all commonly used embedded processors. The modular hardware and software ranges from low-cost tools to sophisticated, high-end in-circuit emulators. With its high-speed design, TRACE32 is the fastest hardware-based debug tool on the market. TRACE32 can be used to debug the whole system, be it the boot phase, exception routines, or user applications, in almost any host and target environment. This first integration with BenchX currently targets available ARM processors.

“BenchX gives our TRACE32 an Eclipse environment, making TRACE32 even more appealing to embedded developers,” noted Rudi Dienstbeck, Third-Party Manager of Lauterbach, GmbH. “TRACE32 gives developers all the capabilities they need for today’s advanced, complex system debugging, and BenchX surrounds it with the supporting tools developers have come to expect from an Eclipse IDE.”

BenchX is an enhanced implementation of Eclipse, with many additions and optimizations that make development of embedded systems much more practical. BenchX incorporates a unified “BenchX Perspective” that combines the most commonly used windows from the standard Eclipse C/C++ and Debug perspectives. Other additions include RTOS awareness for Express Logic’s popular ThreadX RTOS, removal of buttons and menu options extraneous to the embedded environment, and addition of a progress bar showing status of interaction with the target.

“BenchX brings Eclipse to embedded developers at an affordable price point, but without sacrificing functionality. BenchX comes with virtually unlimited functionality in its integration with Eclipse-compatible tools such as Lauterbach’s TRACE32,” noted William Lamie, president of Express Logic. “We have many customers using TRACE32 with our ThreadX RTOS, and now they can use TRACE32 from within the BenchX Perspective for even greater ease-of-use.”

Shipping and Availability
BenchX is available from Express Logic for as little as $1,000/developer. TRACE32 is available from Lauterbach and its affiliate offices.

About Express Logic and ThreadX
Headquartered in San Diego, CA, Express Logic offers the most advanced run-time solution for deeply embedded applications, including the popular ThreadX® RTOS, the high-performance NetX™ TCP/IP stack, the FileX™ embedded MS-DOS compatible file system, and the USBX™ Host/Device USB protocol stack. All products from Express Logic include full source-code and have no run-time royalties. For more information about Express Logic solutions, please visit the Web site at, call 1-888-THREADX, or email inquires to

About Lauterbach
Lauterbach is the world’s leading manufacturer of complete, modular microprocessor development tools with 30 years experience in the field of embedded designs. Highest quality, innovation and expert support have lead to Lauterbach's worldwide leadership in the JTAG and in-circuit-emulator market. 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. Besides the Headquarters in Hoehenkirchen, Germany, the company has its own branch offices in United Kingdom, Italy, France, on the East and West costs of the United States, Japan and China. Highly qualified sales and support engineers are also available in many other countries. Further information is available from


ThreadX, BenchX, TraceX, and FileX are registered trademarks, and NetX, CANX, USBX, StackX, preemption-threshold, picokernel, and UDP fast path technology, are trademarks of Express Logic, Inc. All other brands or product names are the property of their respective holders.
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