SOURCE: American Arium

March 26, 2008 06:00 ET

American Arium Announces Heterogeneous ARM® ETM Support in CoreSight™ Environment

Arium Releases the Latest Version of Its Debugger, SourcePoint™ 6.6

TUSTIN, CA--(Marketwire - March 26, 2008) - American Arium, an industry leader in hardware-assisted development tools, today announced new debug support for software and firmware developers working in an ARM® CoreSight™ environment. SourcePoint™ 6.6, the latest version of the company's flagship debugger, now allows developers to debug targets incorporating heterogeneous processors. In addition, trace can now be gathered on targets supporting multiple Embedded Trace Macrocells (ETMs), including those with different architectures such as ARM11™ and Cortex™.

"As targets move to multi-processor design to increase performance, they become more complex," said Larry Traylor, Arium's CEO. "Today's developers are searching for state-of-the-art debuggers to meet the challenges that come with that complexity. With the introduction of SourcePoint 6.6, Arium offers a tool that addresses those issues directly. Our newest version of SourcePoint allows for multi-processor devices to be quickly and easily controlled and traced."

SourcePoint 6.6 supports ARM7™, ARM9™, ARM11 and Cortex cores. The debugger works with Arium's HS-1000S and GT-1000D ETM trace port analyzers and LC-500 JTAG emulator. The HS-1000S delivers a 256 MByte ETM trace depth with a blazing 680 MS/s trace capture rate. The GT-1000D sports a 640 MS/s trace capture rate and a huge 1 GByte trace buffer. The LC-500, a pure run control tool, offers outstanding reliability at an excellent price point. SourcePoint gives developers unsurpassed visibility to and development of code via a series of intuitive screens and dialogs with numerous viewing and customization options. Arium debug solutions operate in real time with all core frequencies and work with today's most popular compiler tool chains. They support industry-standard input file formats and include a robust C-like command language.

Arium offers advanced Linux OS-aware debug support, as well. The Arium solution delivers full symbolic, source-level debugging of Linux kernel code (including loadable kernel modules) and applications (including shared libraries). Developers can launch or attach to processes with seamless transitions to and from the kernel and each process. In addition, Arium delivers kernel debug straight out of reset, dynamic debug of loaded Linux kernel modules, and Linux console output through the JTAG port, eliminating the need for a serial or Ethernet port on the target.

SourcePoint is available with the purchase of an Arium ETM trace port analyzer or JTAG emulator.

About American Arium

American Arium, a privately held company headquartered in Tustin, CA, is a supplier of hardware and software development tools for ARM-based processors and AMD- and Intel®-architecture processors. American Arium tools are used worldwide to debug software in embedded applications, BIOS, device drivers, and OS kernels. The company is a member of the ARM Connected Community. For more information on Arium products, visit or contact Jeff Acampora at (760) 815-9313 or

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