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Percepio has its roots in academia, Mälardalens Högskola in Västerås, Sweden, to be precise, and we have long supported both technical universities and their students with heavily discounted Tracealyzer licenses. Today we are taking this to the next level with the launch of a completely free site license for qualifying schools.

“The embedded community has been very helpful and supportive of us these past several years as we were just starting out. Now it’s our turn to give something back to the community. Schools and students both live on a limited budget but they still need access to professional tools,” says Mike Skrtic, Percepio’s Sales Manager.

Schools interested in applying for a Tracealyzer site license should send a mail to, but make sure to read through the instructions on our Licensing page first.

”Extremely helpful”

One of the earliest recipients of academic discounts was Dr. Jim Frenzel, Associate Professor at University of Idaho, who installed Tracealyzer on 20+ computers in his lab. He’s still with us and he had this to say during a recent email exchange: “Four years ago when I took over teaching our advanced microcontrollers, one of the first things I did was to add code profiling and system debug using Tracealyzer with FreeRTOS. Students have found the visualization features extremely helpful for understanding their system’s behavior and performance.”

Tracealyzer has been used in all sorts of student projects, from space vehicles (Luleå University of Technology, Sweden) and electric race cars (OTH Amberg-Weide, Germany) to AWS-connected sensor networks (BITS, Pilani, India – our most recent sponsorship). All in all Percepio has supported more than 200 schools and students all over the world with Tracealyzer licenses; a selection of schools is currently listed on the Testimonials Partners page (scroll to the end), and we look forward to that list growing a lot longer.