ARM Debugger Adds New Support and Features

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An updated version of an ARM debugger includes many new features. SourcePoint from Arium includes support for a lineup of JTAG-based debuggers and trace port analyzers (TPA). This includes the basic LC-500S JTAG interface, the HS-1000 and Arium’s flagship LX-1000. With the LX-SER input adaptor, Arium’s LX-1000 can record six 6.25 GHz input streams for a total gross bandwidth of 37.5 Gbit/s. This bandwidth provides developers with a more complete trace capture, ensuring meaningful events will be captured.

SourcePoint 6.9 adds support for several new CoreSight items, including A9, R5 and M0 cores. It also adds support for trace sources, including Program Trace Macrocell (PTM) and Instruction Trace Macrocell (ITM). SourcePoint continues to support one of the broadest offerings of ARM cores available today. Watch for future newsletters to see additional support for new ARM cores and CoreSight components.

SourcePoint 6.9 contains performance improvements that speed up the entire debug experience. Additionally, two significant new features are the Graphical Calls chart and the GUI for funnel control. The new Graphical calls chart allows a developer to look at a graphical representation of huge amounts (gigabytes) of instruction trace, identify specific problem areas, and drill down to find the root cause of the problem. The funnel control tool includes automatic topology detection features. 


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