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ARM(R) Unified Extensible Firmware Interface Support Available(February 09, 2012)
TUSTIN, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 02/09/12 -- Arium today announced support for ARM-based Unified Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI). As part of the recently announced SourcePoint 6.9.1 debugger, Arium provides a seamless, easy-to-use, UEFI-aware development environment. Engineers have access to toolbar selections to discover and debug all phases of UEFI code.
The move from traditional assembly-level BIOS code to C/C++, coupled with significant portions of publicly available source code led ARM developers to the UEFI standard. UEFI improves the hardware-software interface by unifying the boot procedure between the operating system and a target processor. Recent UEFI releases help enable original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) to standardize the boot procedure on hardware platforms based on the ARM processor. UEFI provides an interface between Operating System and platform firmware at boot time, and supports an architecture-independent mechanism for adding and debugging device drivers at run-time.
"Arium played a significant role in supporting early UEFI standards associated with Intel® architecture," said Larry Traylor, CEO of Arium, "We offer a powerful UEFI discovery technology that enables ARM developers to gain fast and broad access to UEFI debug features."
Engineers use Arium's hardware-assisted solution to debug from reset through UEFI and OS boot. The Arium solution is not dependent on run-time resources of the target, thus offering control and visibility native target debuggers cannot provide.
Arium, a privately held company headquartered in Tustin, CA, is a supplier of hardware and software development tools for ARM9, ARM11, and ARM® Cortex devices. The company also provides a complete line of emulators supporting Intel® devices. Arium tools are used worldwide to debug embedded applications, device drivers, boot loaders, OS kernels, and Linux loadable modules and applications. Arium is a proud member of the ARM Connected Community and for many years has teamed with ARM Ltd. to offer hardware-assisted development tools. For more information about Arium, please visit http://www.arium.com.
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