IAR Systems Releases New Version of Development Tools for Renesas Low-Power RL78 Microcontrollers

  IAR Systems Releases New Version of Development Tools for Renesas Low-Power
  RL78 Microcontrollers

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UPPSALA, Sweden -- April 16, 2014

IAR Systems® today introduces an updated version of its embedded development
tools IAR Embedded Workbench® for Renesas RL78. The version includes several
new features which further enhance and simplify development of applications
based on Renesas low-power RL78 microcontrollers.

In version 1.40 of the complete and high-performance toolchain IAR Embedded
Workbench for RL78, support for the C++ feature multiple inheritance is added.
This allows developers to define classes based on multiple parents and inherit
characteristics and features from them. With support for the __huge data
memory attribute, it’s possible to handle more than 64Kbytes of contiguous
data. For example, this enables indexing of an array with a larger size than
64 Kbytes.

To make it possible to handle really large integer values, the C99 data type
long long is introduced in this version. The long long data type stores
extended size integer values as 64-bit and is useful in for example metering

Features to further simplify development of Renesas RL78 include functionality
to invoke external analyzers for project files, which is often used as an
interface to static analysis tools like PC-lint. Additional integration with
external tools is the added custom argument variables which can be used in IAR
Embedded Workbench for RL78 when sending arguments to an external build tool.

IAR Systems is the only tool vendor that supports the entire microcontroller
portfolio from Renesas, and the company was the first one to offer support for
RL78. IAR Systems continuously adds support for new Renesas devices and
several are added in this version. Learn more about IAR Embedded Workbench for
RL78 at www.iar.com/ewrl78.

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About IAR Systems IAR Systems provides developers of embedded systems with
world-leading software tools for developing competitive products based on 8-,
16-, and 32-bit processors. Established in Sweden in 1983, the company has
over 46 000 customers globally, 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
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IAR Systems Contact
Stefan Skarin
CEO IAR Systems Group AB
Tel: 46 18 16 78 00
E-mail: stefan.skarin@iar.com
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