Arium tools debug ARM code in OMAP architecture

October 23, 2013

Toni_McConnel-October 23, 2013

Designers of systems based on one or more Texas Instruments (TI) OMAP application processors with ARM cores can now debug software and firmware code faster with ASSET InterTech’s Arium SourcePoint debugger for ARM . The Arium SourcePoint debugger includes address translation, dynamic page translation, multiple code formats and a self-diagnostics test suite. ASSET will demonstrate SourcePoint’s new trace capabilities as it debugs code running on a TI OMAP54xx at ARM TechCon (Booth 603) in Santa Clara, Calif.


To serve the needs of different types of design teams that may be developing a wide range of applications, two ASSET Arium run-control probes support the SourcePoint ARM debugger. The LC-500S is a cost-effective run-control probe for debugging ARM code running on OMAP processors. SourcePoint on the LC-500S supports TI’s Embedded Trace Buffer and takes advantage of ARM’s Program Trace Macrocell (PTM) and System Trace Macrocell (STM) capabilities. The SourcePoint ARM debugger provides extensive post-capture analytics, results graphing and search functionality.

The LX-1000 Trace Port Analyzer supports extensive external storage of two gigabytes for trace results. Software and firmware engineers can thoroughly and effectively examine the trace results stored in the LX-1000 to identify the precise location of the cause of a bug in the code. Post-processing capabilities such as statistical tabulation and others are synchronized with SoucePoint’s line-by-line code display of trace results.





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