SOURCE: American Arium

September 19, 2006 09:00 ET

American Arium Delivers ETMv3 Support for ARM11™

Company Launches Latest Software Interface and the Industry's First 680 MHz Trace Analyzer

TUSTIN, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- September 19, 2006 -- American Arium, an industry leader in hardware-assisted development tools, today launched SourcePoint™ 6.3 for ARM®-Architecture processors. The latest product release features support for ARM11™ ETMv3.x (Embedded Trace Macrocell version 3.x) via Arium's newest trace analyzer, the HS-1000.

"ETMv3 is a major ARM®-architecture update to support the new features of the ARM11 families of processors," said Arium's CEO Larry Traylor. "SourcePoint 6.3 and the HS-1000 are the perfect tools to utilize that architecture to enhance the debug process. Together, the solution delivers exceptional trace at the industry's fastest capture rate of 680 MHz via a dependable, user-friendly software interface with advanced Linux debug features."

SourcePoint 6.3 delivers a number of elegant features, now including individual processor control (IPC). IPC allows the embedded developer to individually control particular processors or groups of processors on a multi-core target. A powerful hot plugging feature lets a developer plug the emulator into his or her target and initiate a debug session at the point at which code has hung without resetting the target. A number of other enhancements have been added to this latest version of the software interface, such as improved Watch window support that works with complex variables when more than one program is loaded. SourcePoint supports industry-standard input file formats and includes a robust C-like command language. The debugger operates in real time with all core frequencies and works with today's most popular compiler tool chains.

In addition, Arium offers a Linux OS-aware debug solution that delivers full symbolic, source-level debugging of Linux kernel code and applications, including loadable kernel modules and shared libraries. Users can launch or attach to processes with seamless transitions to and from the kernel and each process. In addition, Arium gives developers other industry firsts, including enabling the engineer to debug code on initial target bring-up immediately from board reset and hosting Linux console devices from within SourcePoint, eliminating the need for an I/O port on the target and simplifying the debugging of "headless systems."

The Arium HS-1000 offers full instruction set support for ARM7™, ARM9™, ARM11™, Intel XScale®, and TI OMAP™ processor cores and features a trace depth of 256 MBytes with an industry-leading half-clock capture rate of 680 MHz. The half-clock trace capture rate relates to the maximum device core clock speed supported.

SourcePoint 6.3 also supports the GT-1000D, Arium's gigabyte trace analyzer, and the LC-500, a low-cost JTAG emulator.

About American Arium

American Arium, a privately held corporation headquartered in Tustin, CA, is a supplier of hardware and software development tools for ARM®-based processors, Intel®-architecture processors, processors based on Intel XScale® technology, and AMD 64 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 Development Community. For more information on Arium products, visit or contact: Jeff Acampora, 714-731-1661;

SourcePoint is a trademark of American Arium. All other trademarks and copyrights are the property of their respective owners and are protected therein.

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