IAR Systems extends industry-leading ARM tools offering with support for Renesas Electronics’ new RZ family

  IAR Systems extends industry-leading ARM tools offering with support for
  Renesas Electronics’ new RZ family

IAR Embedded Workbench provides early support for Renesas’ latest
high-performance MPU family based on ARM Cortex-A9

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UPPSALA, Sweden -- June 27, 2013

Today, IAR Systems® announces full coverage for the RZ/A ARM® Cortex™-A9
microprocessor units (MPUs) from Renesas Electronics Corporation. The complete
development toolchain IAR Embedded Workbench® provides powerful code
optimizations and comprehensive debugger features, including innovative Power
Debugging technology, in a reliable and easy-to-use integrated development
environment with excellent worldwide technical support.

Renesas’ RZ family of embedded MPUs is designed to meet the need for
high-performance processing of 400 MHz and higher. The first launch in the
family—the RZ/A series—is focused on automotive, consumer and industry
applications that demand high-performance human/machine interfaces. Based on
the ARM Cortex-A9 core, the RZ family provides one of the largest on-chip RAM,
eliminating the need for additional external memory.

IAR Embedded Workbench incorporates the IAR C/C++ Compiler™, assembler,
linker, librarian, text editor, project manager, and C-SPY® Debugger in a
user-friendly integrated development environment. In addition to highly
optimizing build tools, the toolchain offers extensive debugging and analysis
possibilities such as complex code and data breakpoints, runtime stack
analysis, call stack visualization, code coverage analysis and integrated
monitoring of power consumption. The toolchain is integrated with the ARM RTX
real-time operating systems (RTOS) and other leading RTOS and middleware
products from partners such as Micrium, Express Logic, and FreeRTOS. IAR
Systems also provides a range of integrated in-circuit debugging probes
targeted for simplified, seamless and more flexible development workflows.

“We are excited to gain early support by IAR Systems for our new RZ family,”
comments Robert Kalman, Marketing Manager of MCU Marketing Division, MCU/SOC &
Solution Marketing Unit from the Industrial & Communications Business Group,
Renesas Electronics Europe. “The 10MB of on-chip RAM provided by the first
products in the series eliminates the need for external DRAM, which gains a
major increase in performance while lowering the cost and power consumption.
Since benchmarking consistently shows that IAR Embedded Workbench produces
among the fastest performing code in the industry, it will help customers
maximize the high performance of the RZ/A series and fully benefit from its
rich set of peripherals.”

“With the new RZ MPUs, Renesas takes a strong position in fulfilling the needs
of customers with high demands on performance,” says Stefan Skarin, CEO, IAR
Systems, “Developers can use IAR Systems’ tools to leverage this technology.
In addition to supporting all available ARM cores, IAR Embedded Workbench
supports all Renesas microcontroller families, allowing customers to move
freely between the entire line-up of Renesas microcontrollers while using the
same development tools.”

Support for Renesas RZ is available using IAR Embedded Workbench for ARM, from
version 6.60. Read more about IAR Systems’ tools for Renesas RZ at

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About IAR Systems IAR Systems is the world’s leading supplier of software
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19,000 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
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IAR Systems Contacts
Stefan Skarin, CEO IAR Systems Group AB
Tel: 46 70 865 10 05
E-mail: stefan.skarin@iar.com
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