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NXP POWER ARCHITECTURE SUPPORT PAGE.

This page provides you with useful information and software PathFinder debugger downloads for use with Ashling’s Vitra for PPC and Vitra for MPC debug and trace tools supporting NXP Power Architecture MPC5xx and MPC5xxx Devices.

Please contact our Technical Support team if you need help on Ashling hardware or software tools.

TECHNICAL DOCUMENTS

 Advanced Debugging using the Ashling MPC5500 Tools
This article (APB200) describes some advanced debugging features of the Ashling MPC5500 Tools including how to use the Ashling Vitra Trigger and Trace system.

Debugging eTPU application code using the Ashling MPC5500 Tools
This article (APB197) provides an overview of eTPU code development and debugging using the Ashling MPC5500 Tools.

DOWNLOADS

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Before downloading PathFinder, please note you will need administration privileges to install PathFinder; additionally all PathFinder users require full access to the PathFinder installation directory at all times.

PathFinder for Power Architecture MPC5xxx PFMPC Debugger Software Version 1.1.3

New Features in this release

Features added in PathFinder v1.1.3 and SymFinder-DWARF v1.2.6 include:

  • Added support for MPC564xA

Updating Vitra software

After installing latest software, please ensure you turn off and on your Vitra emulator before running the new installed version. This ensures that the Vitra diskware software is updated to the latest version which is supplied with this release.

Important installation information for USB operation

1. Windows XP with previously installed Ashling USB driver:

  • Connect Vitra to your PC via USB and switch on
  • Open Device Manager
  • Select “Ashling Microsystems UE32 Genia / Vitra USB Driver” under “Ashling USB devices”
  • Select “Update Driver Software”
  • Select “Install from a list or specified location”
  • Browse to “\PFMPC\USB driver”
  • Select “Next”
  • Finish the Hardware Update Wizard

2. Windows XP without previously installed Ashling USB driver:

  • Connect Vitra to your PC via USB and switch on
  • Open Device Manager
  • Select “Unknown Device” under “Other devices”
  • Select “Update Driver Software”
  • Select “Install from a list or specified location”
  • Browse for Folder “\PFMPC\USB driver\”
  • Select “Next”
  • Finish the Hardware Update Wizard

3. On Windows 7/Vista with previously installed Ashling USB driver:

  • Connect Vitra to your PC via USB and switch on
  • Skip getting driver software from Windows Update and wait for Searching Windows Update to finish
  • Open Device Manager
  • Select “Ashling Microsystems UE32 Genia / Vitra USB Driver” under “Ashling USB devices”
  • Select “Update Driver Software”
  • Select “Browse my computer for driver software”
  • Browse for Folder “\PFMPC\USB driver\”
  • Select “Next”
  • Install “libusb-win32 Ashling USB Devices”

4. On Windows 7/Vista without previously installed Ashling USB driver:

  • Connect Vitra to your PC via USB and switch on
  • Skip getting driver software from Windows Update and wait for Searching Windows Update to finish
  • Open Device Manager
  • Select “Unknown Device” under “Other devices”
  • Select “Update Driver Software”
  • Select “Browse my computer for driver software”
  • Browse for Folder “\PFMPC\USB driver\”
  • Select “Next”
  • Install “libusb-win32 Ashling USB Devices”If you get a “New USB hardware found” message after you connect your Ashling Emulator to your PC using a USB cable, then direct the Hardware

PathFinder for Power Architecture MPC5xx PFPPC Debugger Software Version 1.1.3

New Features in this release

Features added in PathFinder PFPPC v1.1.3 and SymFinder-DWARF v1.2.8 include:

  • Support for Windows 7 and Windows 8.x (both 32-bit and 64-bit versions)
  • SymFinder-DWARF fixes for errors 30122 and 30115

Updating Vitra software (diskware)

After installing latest software, please ensure you turn off and on your Vitra emulator before running the new installed version. This ensures that the Vitra diskware software is updated to the latest version which is supplied with this release.

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