IAR Systems introduces new product edition for the smaller memory versions of Renesas RX MCUs

  IAR Systems introduces new product edition for the smaller memory versions
  of Renesas RX MCUs

Latest release of IAR Embedded Workbench for RX adds 256 KB licensing option
as well as new functionality

Business Wire

UPPSALA, Sweden -- November 27, 2012

IAR Systems® today announced the availability of a new product edition
tailored for small applications development using IAR Embedded Workbench® for
RX. The Baseline edition is targeted at developers working with smaller memory
Renesas RX MCUs and is offered at a price substantially reduced from that of
the full edition. The Baseline edition is limited to a code size of 256 KB but
provides full compiler and debugger functionality. IAR Systems is announcing
the new edition alongside the latest version of IAR Embedded Workbench for RX,
version 2.41.

Renesas Electronics’ RX family is available in a wide range of memory sizes.
For developers working with many of the popular low-power RX200 MCUs, the new
edition is a perfect fit. More than half of the RX200 devices fit into the 256
KB limit of the Baseline edition of IAR Embedded Workbench, and in addition a
number of the high-performance RX600 devices are covered. To see the memory
size of specific devices, visit www.renesas.com/rx.

IAR Embedded Workbench for RX supports all RX devices. As previously announced
by IAR Systems and Renesas Electronics, the highly optimized code created by
version 2.41 together with the RX core achieve 3.12
a world-record benchmark score. The new version also adds improved
functionality, including an extended inline assembler and a new Call Graph
window displaying all calls made to and from each function from any source
file in the active project.

“IAR Systems offer exceptionally powerful development tools for our RX
series,” says Ritesh Tyagi, Senior Director, Microcontroller Products &
Solutions Marketing, Renesas Electronics America. “IAR Embedded Workbench is
easy to use and offers one of the the best optimizations in the industry,
providing faster performance and smaller code. Our RX family delivers up to
100MHz single cycle flash access and consumes only 350nA power in the Standby
mode. In addition, it is designed for compact, fast performing code. With the
new edition provided with the latest version of IAR Embedded Workbench, our
multitude of customers working with small memory versions can benefit from
this powerful combination at a very attractive price.”

IAR Systems offers a beneficial upgrade path for Baseline customers
transferring to larger memory sizes than those covered by the edition.

Read more about IAR Embedded Workbench for RX and download free evaluation
licenses at www.iar.com/ewrx. For pricing information, contact your nearest
IAR Systems sales office(http://www.iar.com/en/About/Contact/).

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IAR Systems Contact
Fredrik Medin, Marketing Director
Tel: 46 18 16 78 00
E-mail: fredrik.medin@iar.com
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