IAR Systems and Renesas Electronics Europe Announce Safety-Compliant Development Tools for RX

  IAR Systems and Renesas Electronics Europe Announce Safety-Compliant
  Development Tools for RX

IAR Embedded Workbench for RX is available with certification from TÜV SÜD
according to IEC 61508 and ISO 26262

Business Wire

UPPSALA, Sweden & DÜSSELDORF, Germany -- November 26, 2013

IAR Systems® (STO:IARB), the leading provider of embedded development tools,
and Renesas Electronics Europe have teamed up to offer a development toolchain
for Renesas’ 32-bit RX microcontroller platform that facilitates compliance
with the international umbrella standard for functional safety IEC 61508.

Functional safety is one of the most important features in industrial
automation systems today. To ensure functional safety, system developers have
to consider development tools as an integral part of the system certification
in addition to the normal development. The proof of compliance for the tools
increases cost and time of development. To solve this problem, IAR Systems now
provides a certified version of the complete compiler and debugger toolchain
IAR Embedded Workbench® for RX.

The build chain of IAR Embedded Workbench for RX has been tested and approved
according to the requirements on support tools put forth in IEC 61508, as well
as the standard for automotive safety-related systems ISO 26262. The quality
assurance measures applied by IAR Systems and the included Safety Manual allow
application developers to use IAR Embedded Workbench for RX in safety-related
software development for each Safety Integrity Level (SIL) according to IEC
61508 and each Automotive Safety Integrity Level (ASIL) of ISO 26262 without
further tool qualification. IAR Embedded Workbench for RX is certified by TÜV

"We are glad to be teaming up with IAR Systems as a software alliance partner
for the leading embedded development toolchain IAR Embedded Workbench for RX,”
says Niels Trapp, Senior Manager at Renesas Electronics Europe. “The certified
tool suite helps our customers during the certification process and
efficiently supports our RX microcontrollers for safety applications.”

“We have supported customers in different industries developing safety-related
functionality for many years, and together with Renesas we now take the offer
to the next level,” comments Anders Holmberg, Product Manager for Functional
Safety, IAR Systems. “The certified toolchain and the exhaustive functional
safety support agreement that comes with it will simplify the certification
process for developers of industrial automation systems and ensure their tools
investment is protected through the entire product life cycle.”

The certified version is delivered with a functional safety certificate, as
well as a safety report from TÜV SÜD and a Safety Manual. With the certified
tools, IAR Systems provides a Functional Safety Support and Update Agreement
with guaranteed support for the sold version for the longevity of the
contract. In addition to prioritized technical support, the agreement includes
access to validated service packs and regular reports of known deviations and
problems. More information is available at www.iar.com/safety.

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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

About Renesas Electronics Europe

Renesas Electronics is the world's number one supplier of microcontrollers and
a premier supplier of advanced semiconductor solutions, including
system-on-chip and a wide range of discrete analogue and power devices.
Established in 2010, Renesas Electronics combines the collective semiconductor
expertise of Hitachi, Mitsubishi Electric and NEC Electronics, encapsulating
more than 200 years’ experience. Headquartered in Japan, Renesas Electronics
has subsidiaries in 20 countries worldwide. More information is available at:

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E-mail: stefan.skarin@iar.com
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