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ASSET Intertech acquires validation and test specialist

ASSET Intertech has broadened its validation and test platform potential with the acquisition of Arium.

Arium provides software debug tools for systems based on ARM and Intel processors, and in the future these will be integrated into ASSET's ScanWorks platform. This will give it full 'lifecycle capability' – adding the toolset required for chip and circuit board designers, manufacturing test engineers and troubleshooting support personnel.

Arium's hardware-assisted debug tools give developers the ability to troubleshoot code, while the company's trace tools help designers analyse the software transactions and interactions among cores, threads and code modules.

These debug and trace capabilities complement ScanWorks HSIO, a toolset that lets designers debug and validate the chip-to-chip buses on circuit boards. By combining these various debug, trace and validation capabilities, designers will be able to bring up a prototype design faster so it can be moved into volume manufacturing sooner.

Glenn Woppman, president and CEO of ASSET InterTech, commented: "Of course, faster software debug on prototypes of circuit board designs is crucial for moving designs into manufacturing sooner and accelerating new product introductions, but there is more to this beyond the tools themselves.

By combining the expertise of our two organisations we are going to be able to help engineers solve a broader spectrum of problems with the kinds of non-intrusive methodologies that are best suited to today's technology; methodologies that work from the inside out, not from the outside in."

Author
Tim Fryer

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