American Arium Supports Intel Itanium 2 Processor with New Tools

7/3/2003 - American Arium, an industry leader in software debug and integration tool development, announced support for the Intel® Itanium® 2 processor with 6MB L3 cache via Arium's ECM-30 emulator and SourcePointTM 5.3 debug software.

"As Intel continues to improve the performance of its processors, Arium is right there with debug tools for the software developer wanting to take advantage of them," said Todd Selbo, marketing manager of American Arium. "Because we get early access to silicon, we can offer the right solution at the right time. Support of the latest Intel Itanium 2 processor with 6MB L3 cache is no exception."

Arium lets developers continue using existing Itanium processor emulation tools with the latest version of the Itanium 2 processor. The ECM-30 provides a rich feature set of run-control and emulation functions. Using SourcePoint 5.3, Ariumís flagship software, the ITP offers debugging straight out of reset and includes support for register and code visibility, memory access, and streaming SIMD Extensions 2 (SSE2). As with all American Arium probes, the ECM-30 works in real time with all processor core frequencies; offers boot-loadable, OMF-386, ELF/DWARF2 (GNU), and Textsym input file formats; and provides accurate breakpointing and robust C-like command capability. The emulator incorporates other best-of-breed functionality as well, including multi-processing awareness, address translation, dynamic page translation, multiple code formats, and a self-diagnostic test suite, and it works with a number of popular toolchains.

The Intel Itanium 2 processor 6MB is designed for high-performance computing, database management, and data manipulation, offering up to twice the transaction performance of the original Itanium 2 processor. Binary compatible with existing Itanium-based software, the latest Intel processor for X86 architecture includes 6.4 GB/sec system bus bandwidth, 6MB integrated L3 cache, and 1.50 GHz core speed. According to Intel, "Itanium 2-based platforms enable businesses and organizations to maximize their return on investment by delivering industry leading performance at generally lower cost and with greater choice than proprietary RISC technologies."

The ECM-30 and SourcePoint 5.3 are available now. Contact your local sales representative for details or visit the products section of our Web site.

About American Arium
American Arium, a privately held corporation, is a supplier of hardware and software development tools for Intel IA-32 and IA-64 processors and Intel® XScaleTM processors. The company also supports other ARM-based ASICs. American Arium tools are used worldwide to debug software in embedded applications, BIOS, device drivers, and OS kernels. American Arium is a member of the Intel Communications Alliance.

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