Lauterbach (company)

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private limited company (Ltd)
IndustryElectronic design automation
FounderLothar Lauterbach[1]
Area served
Key people
Lothar Lauterbach, Stephan Lauterbach
ProductsICD Debugger, Tracer, Logic analyzer

Lauterbach GmbH is a German electronic design automation firm specializing in in-circuit emulators and logic analyzers used for debugging embedded systems. The firm was founded in 1979 by Lothar Lauterbach.[2] In 2009 the firm was renamed from Lauterbach Datentechnik GmbH to Lauterbach GmbH.

The company serves a niche-market of in-circuit emulators, especially on systems using JTAG, which it sells under the brand name TRACE32. It is the global market leader in the area of hardware assisted debug tools for embedded systems, with over 80000 development seats sold. They have delivered 65000 debug licenses for the popular ARM microprocessor alone, and they support all available ARM cores.[3] This exclusivity has enabled them to grow strongly in sales in recent years (over 90 million USD in 2011, 83 million USD in 2007 before the financial crisis).[2]

Many embedded developers would like to see a higher level of standardization of the on-chip debug and trace logic as well as a reduction in pin count without any performance loss. In order to take an active role in the development of innovative debug and trace technologies, Lauterbach has been participating in the following international committees over the past years: Nexus (standard), MIPI Debug Working Group, SPRINT Forum and

Lauterbach has local subsidiaries in United Kingdom, United States, Japan, France, Italy, China and Tunisia.[4] The company is privately held by the founding family, with the two brothers Lothar and Stephan Lauterbach as its directors.


  1. ^ a b c "Lauterbach Datentechnik GmbH - company profile from Hoover's". Retrieved 2011-03-08.
  2. ^ a b Lauterbach Company Brochure, Lauterbach company brochure, accessed June 1, 2012
  3. ^ Lauterbach at ARM Partner site, Accessed June 1, 2012
  4. ^ Lauterbach Profile, Lauterbach company website, accessed March 04, 2011

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