IAR Embedded Workbench supports Arm Cortex-55 core for AI

Support for the latest Arm Cortex-M55 processor has been announced by IAR Systems. The latest version of IAR Embedded Workbench for Arm adds support for the Arm Cortex-M55 processor. In addition, version 9.20 of the toolchain includes support for latest microcontroller devices from several semiconductor vendors.

The Arm Cortex-M55 processor is Arm’s AI-capable Cortex-M processor and the first to feature Arm Helium technology, M-Profile Vector Extension (MVE). It is characterised by energy-efficient digital signal processing (DSP) and machine learning (ML) capabilities. The IAR Embedded Workbench for Arm toolchain delivers powerful optimisation capabilities to assist developers in getting the most out of the performance of the microcontroller while maintaining energy efficiency. To ensure code quality, code analysis tools are completely integrated with IAR Embedded Workbench.

The support for Cortex-M55 is intended to help early development based on the core in the ecosystem. 

In a simultaneous announcement, the company announced that the latest IAR Build Tools for Arm provides support for Linux and Windows installations, which enables implementation in cross platform-based frameworks and large-scale deployments of critical software building and testing. 

IAR Systems says it supplies future-proof software tools and services for embedded development, enabling companies worldwide to create the products of today and the innovations of tomorrow. Since 1983, IAR Systems’ solutions have been used in the development of over one million embedded applications. 

The company is headquartered in Uppsala, Sweden and has sales and support offices all over the world. In 2018, Secure Thingz, the global domain expert in device security, embedded systems, and lifecycle management, became part of IAR Systems Group AB. 


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