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hardware-assisted software debug and trace tools


In 1991, Arium Corporation combined with American Automation to form American Arium, which later became Arium. American Automation began in 1977 as a provider of reliable and inexpensive in-circuit emulator tools for the development and debug of embedded microprocessor designs. Arium Corporation had its roots in Integrated Digital Systems, a consulting firm founded in 1977. In 1983, the company officially changed its name to Arium and introduced an easy-to-use, portable logic analyzer.
After its merger with American Automation in 1991, Arium began a longstanding collaboration with Intel Corporation to develop in-circuit emulation tools supporting the Intel Pentium processor. Throughout the 1990s, Arium focused on building and expanding its line of feature-rich hardware-assisted debug tools for Intel processors, eventually dominating the market.

Currently, the company supports Intel embedded, notebook, desktop, and server processors (excluding Intel® Itanium processors).

In 2001, Arium entered the market for ARM processor debug and trace tools. Soon thereafter, the company introduced a line of JTAG-based debuggers and SourcePoint, its debug software and user interface which runs on Microsoft Windows or Linux hosts. In the early 2000s the company added Linux OS-aware debug to its list of capabilities.

  • HQ: Irvine, CA, USA
  • Known for: debug
  • Type: Company