SOURCE: American Arium

September 06, 2007 15:38 ET

American Arium Goes Green With Lead-Free JTAG Emulators

New Hardware Designed for Use With Latest Arium SourcePoint™ Debugger

TUSTIN, CA--(Marketwire - September 6, 2007) - American Arium, an industry leader in hardware-assisted development tools, today officially introduced three lead-free JTAG emulators into the marketplace: the ECM-XDP, ECM-HDT, and ECM-700. The ITPs (in-target probes) were developed to comply with the RoHS (Restriction of Hazardous Substances) Directive specified for the EU market. Designed to support the next generation of processors from Intel and AMD, the hardware is coupled with the latest version of the company's flagship debugger, Arium's SourcePoint™ 7.5.

"Producing lead-free boards for our emulators to our own high standards has been a bit of a challenge," Larry Traylor, Arium's CEO, said, "but American Arium is dedicated to improving the environment. And while the hardware side of the house has been 'going green,' the software side has been evaluating future Intel® X86 and AMD 64 processors. While this version of SourcePoint delivers the same robustness and user-friendly GUIs found in previous versions, it's packed with the latest technology to support these upcoming processor lines."

The ECM-HDT replaces the ECM-50/PBD-AJ. Customers will no longer need to purchase a probe. Developed specifically for HDT debug ports, the ITP supports BIOS, device drivers, OS kernels, and embedded applications debug. The unit supports AMD 64 processors.

The ECM-700 with the PBD-700E replaces the ECM-50 and the PBDS-700 or PBDS-700M. Developed for targets with ITP-700 debug ports, this unit supports Intel® laptop, desktop, and server processors.

The ECM-XDP, already on the market, now ships lead free. The ECM-XDP supports Intel XDP-based targets.

ECM-XXX JTAG emulator and SourcePoint debug solutions deliver reliable run control and, depending on architecture, execution trace, giving the software and firmware developer unsurpassed visibility to and development of code via a series of intuitive screens and dialogs with numerous viewing and customization options. SourcePoint operates in real time with all core frequencies and works with today's most popular compiler tool chains, including Intel® Unified Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI). It supports industry-standard input file formats and includes a robust C-like command language. Overall, Arium debug solutions are designed to minimize the time and stress associated with debug phase of project development, helping companies get to market faster and with greater ease.

The RoHS Directive restricts the use of certain hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment. The directive bans the sale of new equipment containing more than specified levels of lead, cadmium, mercury, hexavalent chromium, polybrominated biphenyl (PBB) and polybrominated diphenyl ether (PBDE) flame retardants. The directive was adopted in 2003 by the European Union and took effect July 1, 2006. As it is a directive and not a law, manufacturers and distributors have been encouraged to phase in equipment that meets the standards put forth in the directive.

About American Arium

American Arium, a privately held company headquartered in Tustin, CA, is a supplier of hardware and software development tools for Intel® processors, Intel UEFI, AMD 64 processors, and ARM®-based processors. American Arium tools are used worldwide to debug software in embedded applications, BIOS/UEFI, device drivers, and OS kernels. For more information on Arium products, call (877) 508-3970, visit, or contact Jeff Acampora at

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