IAR Systems: IAR Systems’ powerful tools adds edge to new RX100 series from Renesas Electronics

  IAR Systems: IAR Systems’ powerful tools adds edge to new RX100 series from
  Renesas Electronics

Business Wire

STOCKHOLM Uppsala, Sweden -- April 22, 2013

As the only tools provider covering the entire range of Renesas’ 8/16/32-bit
microcontroller families, IAR Systems® is proud to announce full support for
the newly introduced RX111 microcontrollers. As a result of IAR Systems’
strategic alliance with Renesas, immediate support for the group is available
in the world-leading C/C++ development tool suite IAR Embedded Workbench®. IAR
Systems also releases a free 64KB KickStart version of IAR Embedded Workbench
to support all RX devices, including the new RX111 microcontrollers.

Recent enhancements to IAR Embedded Workbench for RX include an extended
inline assembler and a new feature-rich text editor and source browser, in
addition to the continuous advancements to the sophisticated code optimization
techniques. Version 2.42, released today, adds Sampled Graphs in the C-SPY®
Debugger, which gives users the possibility to display live variable data as
graphs during execution. Also added is a migration guide and project converter
for easily transferring project from Renesas HEW to IAR Embedded Workbench.

The RX111 group is the first launch in the RX100 series of microcontrollers.
The group features a combination of ultra-low power consumption, on-chip
connectivity and high performance. It is designed to support a broad range of
applications within markets such as mobile healthcare, smart meters, sensors
and detectors, and industrial and building automation. Using IAR Embedded
Workbench with its powerful multiple-level optimizations, the RX111 group
scores 3.08 CoreMarks/MHz on the industry-standard CoreMark

“Performance and efficiency are key factors for embedded developers, and we
are very glad that Renesas has once again chosen to team up with IAR Systems
to provide their customers with world-leading development tools,” said Stefan
Skarin, CEO IAR Systems. “IAR Embedded Workbench and the RX100 series together
deliver outstanding performance scores and offer a valuable solution for
customers aiming to create true low-power, high-performance applications. To
give developers an opportunity to try this powerful combination, we also
provide a free 64KB-limited version of the tools.”

“As embedded design needs evolve and become more complex, establishing a
robust MCU ecosystem becomes a critical key for success,” said Peter Carbone,
Vice President of Marketing, Renesas Electronics America. “With IAR Embedded
Workbench for RX, IAR Systems plays an important role in providing MCU
solutions that allow embedded systems designers to take full advantage of the
possibilities offered across our RX line, and we are pleased to expand our
collaboration with IAR Systems to include the new RX111 group of MCUs.”

IAR Embedded Workbench for RX includes the IAR C/C++ Compiler™, assembler,
linker, library tools and the C-SPY Debugger in a user-friendly integrated
development environment. It is available in several editions, including a
Baseline edition tailored for developers working with the smaller memory RX
microcontrollers. The Baseline edition is limited to a code size of 256 KB but
provides full compiler and debugger functionality. Free time-limited
evaluation licenses are available, as well as the new 64KB-limited version.
Download these versions from www.iar.com/ewrx.

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embedded systems applications. The software enables over 14,000 large and
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
Systems has an extensive network of partners and cooperates with the world’s
leading semiconductor vendors. IAR Systems Group AB is listed on NASDAQ OMX
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