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ARM Announces Availability Of New Trace And Debug Hardware

08 March 2004

What
ARM announces full availability of the RealView® Trace unit, which completes the latest generation of advanced RealView software development tools by enabling connection to the trace port of system-on-chip (Soc) devices with integrated Embedded Trace Macrocell technology™ (ETM™).

The RealView Trace unit is an optional add-on to the RealView ICE unit, which in turn connects to the RealView Developer Suite™  RVD debugger. The introduction of the RealView Trace unit coincides with the release of updated versions of the RealView Developer Suite, version 2.1, and the RealView ICE JTAG run-time control unit, version 1.1.

Why
The RealView Trace unit extracts information from ETM units, which have been implemented in real silicon, on ARM Powered® SoC devices, and passes this data to the RealView RVD debugger. This information flow enables the RealView RVD debugger to provide software developers with exceptional visibility of what is happening, in real time, within the SoC devices.

The RealView Trace unit introduces first support for ETM3™ technology, the version of the Embedded Trace Macrocell for the ARM1026EJ-S® CPU and the ARM1136® CPU, in addition to increased performance levels for all previous versions of the ARM ETM family (ETM1™, ETM2™, ETM for the ARM7™, ARM9™ and the ARM 9E™ core families).

Who
ARM is the industry’s leading provider of 16/32-bit embedded RISC microprocessor solutions. The company licenses its high-performance, low-cost, power-efficient RISC processors, peripherals, and system-on-chip designs to leading international electronics companies. ARM also provides comprehensive support required in developing a complete system.

For further information on the complete debug solution, training, tutorials and FAQs, refer to information on on http://www.arm.com/products/DevTools/RVD.html

Contact Details
Drennan du Plooy
Text 100 Public Relations
0208 996 4131
Drennan.duplooy@text100.co.uk

About ARM
ARM is the industry’s leading provider of 16/32-bit embedded RISC microprocessor solutions. The company licenses its high-performance, low-cost, power-efficient RISC processors, peripherals, and system-chip designs to leading international electronics companies. ARM also provides comprehensive support required in developing a complete system. ARM’s microprocessor cores are rapidly becoming a volume RISC standard in such markets as portable communications, hand-held computing, multimedia digital consumer and embedded solutions. More information on ARM is available at www.arm.com.

ARM, ARM Powered and RealView are registered trademarks of ARM Limited. ARM7, ARM9, ARM9E, ARM1026EJ-S, ARM1136, Embedded Trace Macrocell, ETM1, ETM2, ETM3 and RealView Developer Suite are trademarks of ARM Limited.  “ARM” is used to represent ARM Holdings plc (LSE: ARM and Nasdaq: ARMHY); its operating company ARM Limited; and the regional subsidiaries ARM INC; ARM KK; ARM Korea Ltd; ARM Taiwan; ARM France SAS; ARM Consulting (Shanghai) Co. Ltd.; and ARM Belgium N.V.





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