IAR acquires ARM debug tool specialist

IAR Systems, the embedded systems software supplier, has acquired Signum Systems, a California-based embedded hardware and software development tool firm.

The acquisition will IAR Systems a range of JTAG emulators, in-circuit emulators and debuggers. 

“More powerful processors and increasingly complex embedded systems are driving the need for more advanced tools for testing and debugging,” says Stefan Skarin, CEO, IAR Systems.

“We are determined to provide the best tool chain in the world-wide embedded market. By combining our technologies and know-how, our future product roadmap will be highly attractive to our large customer base and beyond,” said Skarin. 

Signum’s tools include the JTAGjet series of JTAG-based emulators, in-circuit emulators (ICE) and microcontroller debuggers.

Supported devices include all ARM processor architectures: ARM7, 9, 11, ARM Cortex-M0, M1, M3, M4, R4, A8, A9, MPCore and Intel XScale.

Signum also supports all Texas Instruments DSP processor architectures. 


Tags: embedded, IAR, JTAG, test

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