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IAR Systems Updated Renesas RL78 Embedded Workbench

By Bill Giovino
Apr 23, 2012 - 4:25:29 PM

IAR Systems updated their toolchain for the Renesas RL78 16-bit microcontroller.

Uppsala, Sweden-April 23, 2012 - IAR Systems has introduced version 1.20 of the IAR Embedded Workbench® for the Renesas RL78 16-bit microcontroller. The new version has improved speed optimizations.

IAR Embedded Workbench is a full set of development tools for building and debugging embedded applications. It includes a project manager, editor, compiler, assembler, linker, debugger, and library tools in one IDE.

IAR Embedded Workbench for the Renesas RL78 was the first set of development tools to be made available for the RL78 family. The Renesas RL78 family is specifically designed for use in low-power applications.

Version 1.20 of IAR Embedded Workbench for RL78 has improved optimizations. The code generated for integer arithmetic and floating-point operations is now several times faster compared to the previous version. Code inlining has also been improved and smaller and faster math functions are now available in the runtime libraries as an alternative to the default, more precise, implementation.

The new version also introduces new device support, OCD trace support, Subversion integration, and a new licensing management system with features such as commuter licenses, automatic license activation, and support for virtual servers. Also added is support for XLINK checksum units larger than 8 bits. This makes it possible to match the linker-generated checksum with the one computed by the RL78 CRC hardware.

About IAR Systems
IAR Systems is the world's leading supplier of software tools for developing embedded systems applications. The software enables over 14 000 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 Updated Renesas RL78 Embedded Workbench

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