IAR Embedded Workbench supports Renesas’ low-power RE MCU family

For embedded design using the code optimisations and debugging features in Arm tools, the IAR Embedded Workbench will speed up development of low-power IoT applications based on the Renesas RE microcontroller (MCU) family, says IAR Systems.

The company announced the update of its development toolchain IAR Embedded Workbench for Arm, with coverage for microcontroller family which is built around an Arm Cortex-M0+ core. The RE is suitable for IoT devices that require low power consumption, such as wearables and sensing applications for homes, buildings, factories and farms or agricultural IoT applications. It reduces power consumption via Renesas’ proprietary Silicon-on-Thin-Buried-Oxide (SoTB) process technology, which reduces power consumption in both active and standby mode, thereby eliminating the need for battery replacement or recharging, says Renesas.

IAR Embedded Workbench for Arm is a C/C++ development toolchain for embedded applications. Developers can use it to leverage advanced code optimisation techniques and power debugging for fast, efficient, compact devices. It has integrated static and runtime code analysis tools for code quality. IAR Systems also offers technical support and services, to support developers as they develop IoT applications which may need the energy harvesting capabilities of the RE microcontrollers.

“IAR Embedded Workbench is well-known for its ability to make the most out of the capabilities of an MCU in an embedded application,” said Anders Holmberg, general manager Embedded Development Tools, IAR Systems. “Coupled with Renesas RE MCUs, the toolchain offers a powerful, yet easy-to-use, solution for developing low-power applications for the IoT space.”

Support for Renesas RE is available using IAR Embedded Workbench for Arm, from version 8.50.6.

IAR Systems supplies future-proof software tools and services for embedded development. Since 1983, IAR Systems’ products 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.


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