ARM ® MultiTrace UserGuide

Version 1.0

Table of Contents

About this document
Intended audience
Typographical conventions
Further reading
ARM publications
Feedback on MultiTrace
Feedback on this document
1. Introduction
1.1. About MultiTrace
1.1.1. The MultiTrace product
1.1.2. Capture rates
1.2. Availability and compatibility
1.2.1. Debugger
1.2.2. Target board
2. Getting Started
2.1. System requirements
2.1.1. Host software requirements
2.1.2. Host hardware requirements
2.1.3. Target hardware requirements
2.2. Connecting the MultiTrace hardware
2.2.1. What you require
2.2.2. Connection instructions
2.3. Configuring the Ethernet interface
2.3.1. Using the MultiTrace host name withDHCP
2.3.2. Using the Ethernet Configuration Utility,TPACONFIG.EXE
2.3.3. Using the Serial Configuration Utility,STPACONFIG.EXE
2.3.4. Status indication on the LEDs
3. Using MultiTrace with the Trace Debug Tools
3.1. Configuring MultiTrace
3.2. Performing a trace
A. MultiTrace Interface Connections
A.1. MultiTrace interface
A.1.1. Trace high density connector
A.2. Trace signals
A.2.1. Signal levels
A.2.2. Clock frequency
A.2.3. Data setup and hold
A.2.4. Hot plugging
B. Designing the Target Board
B.1. Overview of high-speed design
B.1.1. Avoid stubs
B.1.2. Minimize Signal Skew (Balancing PCB Track Lengths)
B.1.3. Minimize Crosstalk
B.1.4. Use impedance matching and termination
B.2. Termination
B.2.1. Example
B.2.2. Termination options
B.2.3. Rules for series terminators
B.2.4. PCB track impedance
B.3. Probe dimensions and keep out areas
B.4. Signal requirements
B.5. Probe modelling

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This section contains ElectroMagnetic Conformity (EMC)notices.

FederalCommunications Commission Notice

This device is test equipment and consequently is exempt frompart 15 of the FCC Rules under section 15.103.

CE Declaration of Conformity

This equipment has been tested according to ISE/IEC Guide22 and EN 45014. It conforms to the following product EMC specifications:

The product herewith complies with the requirements of EMCDirective 89/336/EEC as amended.

Revision History
Revision A 19February 2001 First Release
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