IAR Systems and SiFive partner for RISC-V tools and IP

At this week’s RISC-V Summit in Santa Clara, California, software tools and services provider, IAR Systems announced a partnership with commercial RISC-V processor IP provider, SiFive, to deliver increased possibilities for powerful RISC-V implementations with compact code and high performance.

With the rapid growth of RISC-V technology and its ecosystem, the need for professional development tools is increasing, observes IAR Systems. Together with SiFive it is collaborating to bring its compiler and debugger technology to users of SiFive’s configurable core IP. By tightly integrating IAR Systems’ compiler and debugging tools with SiFive’s RISC-V core IP, the companies say they will provide developers with powerful, easy-to-use, complete solutions enabling users to get started quickly.

SiFive’s platform for rapidly designing, testing and building RISC‑V-based core IP and chips, is claimed to accelerate innovation for large and small businesses. IAR Systems now brings its compiler and debugger technology to RISC-V, providing new possibilities for performance with minimised code size.

“Modern compute workloads is creating embedded intelligence everywhere, with significant innovation at the hardware-software interface,” commented Jack Kang, vice president product marketing, SiFive. “In order to stay ahead, companies need scalable, efficient custom silicon solutions and powerful development tools. We are excited to join forces with IAR Systems to provide new possibilities for the RISC-V community,” he added.

IAR Embedded Workbench for RISC-V will be available mid-2019. The toolchain will offer leading code quality, size and speed as well as extensive debug functionality with a fully integrated debugger with simulator and hardware debugging support. 

SiFive provides market-ready processor core IP, development tools and silicon solutions based on the free and open RISC-V instruction set architecture.

IAR Systems supplies future-proof software tools and services for embedded development. The company is headquartered in Uppsala, Sweden and has sales and support offices all over the world.


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