IAR Systems joins RISC-V Foundation
As a response to customer requests, IAR Systems has joined the RISC-V Foundation. The software tools and services supplier joins the non-profit corporation, to drive the adoption and implementation of the open, free RISC-V instruction set architecture (ISA). It will contribute to the evolution of the RISC-V ecosystem, providing tools for the RISC-V ISA and committing to bring support for RISC-V in the IAR Embedded Workbench development toolchain.
RISC-V is an open, free ISA based on established reduced instruction set computing (RISC) principles. Members of the RISC-V Foundation have access to and participate in the development of the RISC-V ISA specifications and related hardware and software ecosystem.
“We are very pleased to welcome IAR Systems as a member of the RISC-V Foundation,” says Rick O’Connor, executive director, RISC-V Foundation. “IAR Embedded Workbench is a trusted toolset used by embedded developers globally. Adding the IAR Systems team to the RISC-V ecosystem is further evidence of continued RISC-V adoption and acceptance across our industry.”
“The RISC-V technology and ecosystem are currently evolving rapidly and there are a lot of exciting innovation going on connected to the RISC-V community,” comments Anders Holmberg, director of corporate development, IAR Systems. “We have customers currently looking at working with RISC-V in upcoming design projects, and they have expressed a need for high-performance commercial tools with professional technical support. By adding our leading tools to the ecosystem, we respond to our customers’ needs, and also create new business potential within the RISC-V community.”
IAR Systems expects to be able to deliver tools support for RISC-V during 2019.
IAR Systems supplies future-proof software tools and services for embedded development, enabling companies worldwide. Since 1983, IAR Systems’ solutions have ensured quality, reliability and efficiency 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.