Renesas Electronics America Adds Powerful Debugging and Enhanced Usability With Next-Generation of e2studio Integrated

  Renesas Electronics America Adds Powerful Debugging and Enhanced Usability
  With Next-Generation of e2studio Integrated Development Environment

  New Version 2.0 Based on Eclipse Juno, Includes Support for Renesas RX100
      Series, Performance Analysis View and CubeSuite+ Project Importer

Business Wire

SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- May 14, 2013

Renesas Electronics America, a leading supplier of advanced semiconductor
solutions, today announced an enhanced version of its Eclipse-based integrated
development environment (IDE), e^2studio, designed to provide a flexible
development platform for its market-leading microcontrollers (MCUs). e^2studio
version 2.0 offers a variety of new features, including support for the new
Renesas RX100 series of MCUs with True Low Power^TM technology, a new
Performance Analysis view and a project import function that allows existing
CubeSuite+ projects for RX MCUs to be easily imported into the IDE.

The Eclipse platform and the associated C/C++ Development Tooling (CDT)
project have gained significant momentum with developers as they have
discovered the powerful editing and project management capabilities. However,
dedicated debug support has often been lacking. Renesas architected the
e^2studio version 2.0 around the latest version of the Eclipse platform (Juno)
and CDT (v8), so that all of the improvements made to the Eclipse platform and
the CDT project are supported by e^2studio. Additionally, the new e^2studio
version supports Renesas’ new RX100 series of MCUs, the RX111 Group. With the
release of e^2studio version 2.0, Renesas continues its move from the use of
proprietary IDEs like HEW and CubeSuite+ towards development tools based on
open source software like Eclipse.

The new e^2studio IDE also offers enhanced build-phase plug-ins for Renesas,
IAR Systems, Green Hills Software, and the KPIT Cummins GNU compilers, as well
as debug plug-ins for Micrium’s µC/Probe (adding RTOS-awareness for Micrium’s
µC/OS) and FreeRTOS. Renesas implemented a GDB (GNU Debugger) interface with
DSF (Debugger Services Framework) extensions so that features such as
real-time memory view, real-time expression view, and trace can deliver the
powerful debugging necessary for today's embedded code development.

An additional new feature is a new debug console, allowing virtual I/O to the
Renesas Virtual Console view located alongside the other console views. A new
image viewer lets users select an address for the memory view to detect and
show image files that are stored in memory. Renesas has also added a wizard to
generate library projects and a Renesas RX simulator. A new performance
analysis view allows users to optimize their code by analyzing the functions
in their application to see the number of cycles that the program has executed
in each function and the number of times each function has been called. This
also allows time measurement between defined points in the users’ code. All
these enhancements make e^2studio version 2.0 a state-of-the-art coding and
debugging environment for Renesas embedded controllers.

Availability

The Renesas e^2studio version 2.0 is available now. For free download and more
information on e^2studio version 2.0, including video tutorials and the
e^2studio online development community, please visit
http://am.renesas.com/e2studio.

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About Renesas Electronics America Inc.

Renesas Electronics America Inc., headquartered in Santa Clara, California, is
a wholly owned subsidiary of Renesas Electronics Corporation (TSE: 6723), the
world's number one supplier of microcontrollers and a premier supplier of
advanced semiconductor solutions including microcontrollers, SoC solutions,
and a broad range of analog and power devices. Renesas Electronics America
also offers the global manufacturing capabilities and fab network of its
parent company. In the Americas, Renesas Electronics America markets and sells
industrial-type active-matrix LCD modules from NLT Technologies Ltd., a global
leader in innovative display technologies. More information about the products
offered by Renesas Electronics America can be found athttp://am.renesas.com.

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