IAR Systems: IAR Embedded Workbench extracts the full potential of Renesas new high-performance RXv2 core

  IAR Systems: IAR Embedded Workbench extracts the full potential of Renesas
  new high-performance RXv2 core

IAR Systems provides full development tools support for Renesas 32-bit RXv2
core introduced today

Business Wire

UPPSALA, Sweden -- November 12, 2013

As the only tools provider covering the entire range of Renesas 8-, 16- and
32-bit microcontroller families, IAR Systems® is proud to announce full
development tools support for the RXv2 core, a new, high-performance 32-bit RX
CPU core for embedded devices in the consumer, industrial, and office
equipment fields, introduced today by Renesas Electronics. As a result of the
strategic alliance between IAR Systems and Renesas, early support for the new
core is available in the world-leading C/C++ development tool suite IAR
Embedded Workbench®.

Renesas has developed the RXv2 core to meet a growing demand for accessing
high CPU processing performance while at the same time reducing power
consumption and keeping system costs down. The new core targets consumer,
industrial and office equipment fields and in particular applications for
motor control and mechanism control applications. The RXv2 core is backwards
compatible with Renesas’ existing RXv1 core, while delivering improved
performance and reduced power consumption. Compared to the previous RX
generation, the new microcontrollers will deliver a reduction in power
consumption of up to 40 percent, while gaining an up to 25 percent performance
increase when used in combination with the IAR C/C++ Compiler™.

“Using IAR Systems’ tools will allow system designers to extract the full
potential of our RXv2 core,” comments Kenji Horiuchi, General Manager of
General Purpose Solutions Business Division, Renesas Electronics Corporation.
“Since the development environment is essential to make full use of the
processing power of the CPU, we have worked closely together with IAR Systems
to ensure early support for the RXv2 core in IAR Embedded Workbench. Thanks to
the tools’ powerful optimization technology, developers will be able to
realize performance exceeding 4.0 CoreMark/Mhz and maximize the superior
computer performance and power efficiency of the RXv2 microcontrollers.”

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. IAR Embedded Workbench for RX version 2.50, which supports
Renesas’ new RXv2-based microcontrollers, is available already in November.
More information about the tools is available at www.iar.com/ewrx.

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About IAR Systems

IAR Systems is the world’s leading supplier of software tools for developing
embedded systems applications. The software enables over 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 the world’s
leading semiconductor vendors. IAR Systems Group AB is listed on NASDAQ OMX
Stockholm. For more information, please visit www.iar.com

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Contact:

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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