SOURCE: American Arium

April 28, 2005 09:47 ET

American Arium Supports AMD's New, Low-Power Opteron™ Processors

Arium Cranks Up Support for AMD 64 Processors

TUSTIN, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- April 28, 2005 -- American Arium, an industry leader in hardware-assisted development tools, today announced support for AMD's low-power HE versions of its 2.2 GHz Opteron™ models 148, 248, and 848 processors. The processors each consume about 55 watts of power, compared with the 87 watts for the standard versions of the chips.

The 248 HE, expected to ship shortly, is designed for single- and dual-processors systems like blade servers or network appliances. The 148 HE, a single-core processor, is due out in May, while the 848 HE handles four-processor servers and is expected to launch in June.

"AMD is very aggressive in 64-bit processor design," said Jeff Acampora, Arium's vice-president of Sales & Marketing, "and we're making sure our customers have the best debug tools for the latest technologies. Our support of AMD 64 processors is one example of that commitment."

The Arium debug solution for the new Opteron processors is the ECM-50 coupled with the company's flagship debug interface, SourcePoint™ 7.1. Together they offer outstanding run control, giving the program and firmware developer unsurpassed visibility to and manipulation 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. It supports industry-standard input file formats and includes a robust C-like command language. The debug solution also supports Intel 32- 64-, and 32-bit extension processor architecture.

The Arium ECM-50 emulator with SourcePoint 7.1 is available now. Contact American Arium for the latest updates.

About American Arium

American Arium, a privately held corporation headquartered in Tustin, CA, is a supplier of hardware and software development tools for AMD 64 processors, Intel® IA-32 and IA-64 processors, Intel XScale® processors, and ARM®-based processors. American Arium tools are used worldwide to debug software in embedded applications, BIOS/EFI Framework, device drivers, and OS kernels. For more information on Arium products, call (877) 508-3970, visit, or contact Jeff Acampora at

SourcePoint is a trademark of American Arium. Opteron is a trademark of ARM, Ltd. Intel and Intel processor names are trademarks or registered trademarks of the Intel corporation and its subsidiaries in the United States and other countries.

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