IAR Systems Makes Major Updates to Leading Tools for Low-Power Renesas MCUs

  IAR Systems Makes Major Updates to Leading Tools for Low-Power Renesas MCUs

Renesas Electronics’ RL78 and new version of IAR Embedded Workbench® offer
even further enhanced possibilities for building high-performance,
energy-efficient systems

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UPPSALA, Sweden -- March 19, 2013

Today, IAR Systems® releases a new version of its development tool suite IAR
Embedded Workbench for Renesas RL78. The new version 1.30 adds a large amount
of new functionality for code writing and debugging.

For simplified code writing, the new version uses IAR Systems’ new text editor
and source browser, which includes user-friendly features such as
auto-completion, parameter hints, code folding, block select and indent,
bracket matching, zooming and word/paragraph navigation. Also added is project
connections functionality for automated integration with device configuration
tools. This makes it possible to import files or file packages generated by
such external code generation tools and enables IAR Embedded Workbench to
automatically detect changes in the generated file set.

New in the comprehensive C-SPY® Debugger is the possibility to connect an E1
or E20 emulator to a running system to inspect it without interrupting program
execution. Also introduced are Sampled Graphs and several new windows. The
Sampled Graphs allow you to specify variables for which you want to collect
data samples. You can view the sampled data either in table format in the Data
Sample window or as graphs in the Sampled Graphs window. A new Custom SFR
window lets you define custom special function registers (SFRs) in C-SPY with
selectable access size and type, while the Call Graph window displays all
calls made to and from each function from any source file in the active
project. The new Macro Quicklaunch window makes it possible to evaluate
expressions and to launch C-SPY macros.

Thanks to the longstanding close relationship between IAR Systems and Renesas
Electronics, IAR Embedded Workbench was the first set of tools available for
developing the low-power RL78-based microcontrollers. Since the first release
in March of 2011, IAR Systems has made several updates and improvements to the
tools, including extraordinary optimizations for code size and speed. The new
version brings even further improved optimizations that make code generated
for floating-point operations even faster.

IAR Systems is committed to continue to provide the world’s widest support for
Renesas microcontrollers. The new version adds support for the latest RL78
devices together with various new example projects.

Try the tools by downloading a free evaluation license from

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small companies to develop premium products based on 8-, 16-, and 32-bit
microcontrollers, mainly in the areas of industrial automation, medical
devices, consumer electronics, telecommunication and automotive products. IAR
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