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ASSET InterTech and Arium Join Forces to Improve Debugging
Richardson, TX — ASSET® InterTech has acquired Arium (, an Irvine, Calif., provider of software debug tools for systems based on Intel® and ARM® processors. Arium's debug tools will be integrated into ASSET's ScanWorks® platform for debug, validation and test, which will reportedly make it the most powerful and comprehensive non-intrusive toolset for chip and circuit board designers, manufacturing test engineers and troubleshooting support personnel.

Arium's software debug and trace capabilities complement the ScanWorks platform's ability to access, manage and control test and measurement instruments embedded in chips. The expanding number of processing cores as well as the integration of more and more resources into system-on-a-chip (SoC) devices is causing explosive growth in the volume of software that is required to interface hardware with operating system software and applications. Arium's hardware-assisted debug tools give developers the ability to troubleshoot code quickly while the company's trace tools help designers rapidly analyze the software transactions and interactions among cores, threads and code modules.

Arium's advanced debug and trace capabilities complement ScanWorks HSIO, a toolset that lets designers debug and validate the chip-to-chip buses on circuit boards. By combining these various debug, trace and validation capabilities, designers will be able to bring up a prototype design faster so it can be moved into volume manufacturing sooner.

Contact: Asset InterTech, 2201 N. Central Expy., Ste. 105, Richardson, TX 75080 888-694-6250 or 972-437-2800 fax: 972-437-2826 Web:

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