SOURCE: American Arium

January 30, 2007 09:33 ET

American Arium Launches SourcePoint 6.3.1

Company Delivers Latest Debug Upgrade for Targets With ARM® and XScale Cores

TUSTIN, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- January 30, 2007 -- American Arium, an industry leader in hardware-assisted development tools, today launched SourcePoint™ 6.3.1, the latest update to its debugger for ARM®- and XScale-architecture processors. This latest version offers a number of enhancements to SourcePoint™ 6.3, which was released in September of last year. Key SourcePoint 6.3.1 features include:

--  Additional Linux support in the form of multi-threaded application
--  A new project wizard that streamlines the user's experience when
    creating a new project.
--  Trace that can now be saved as a binary file, allowing the developer
    to capture trace data at one facility and analyze it at another, all within
--  A new Upload command that can be used for code patching, saving small
    patches made in a loaded program. The patched program can then be reloaded
    without the need to rebuild each patch.
--  Improved load speed for targets incorporating XScale processors.
--  Support for ARM® RealView® compiler tools v3.0.
SourcePoint 6.3 introduced support for ETMv3 in support of ARM11™. SourcePoint 6.3.1 provides a number of "behind-the-scenes" enhancements for this. It continues Arium's offering of 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. 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 a serial or Ethernet port requirement.

SourcePoint 6.3.1 JTAG emulator support includes the GT-1000D, Arium's powerhouse gigabyte ETM trace analyzer, the HS-1000, offering the same support for ARM11 but a smaller trace buffer at an excellent price point, and the LC-500, an economical 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®- and XScale-based processors, Intel®-IA-32 processors, Intel EFI, and AMD 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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