IAR Systems’ tools support ARM DesignStart Program to accelerate SoC design

IAR Embedded Workbench is now available for ARM DesignStart users, extending the choice of professional software development tools available to system on chip (SoC) designers and developers, the company has announced.

Supplying software tools and services for embedded development, IAR Systems has announced that it partner with ARM on the newly enhanced ARM  DesignStart  program. SoC designers can now choose to use the development toolchain IAR Embedded Workbench  for SoC development, using DesignStart Cortex -M processors, making development faster and more reliable, says IAR Systems.

The enhanced ARM DesignStart program enables the creation of custom SoCs using the ARM Cortex-M0 and Cortex-M3 processors without an upfront license fee. It provides a verified sub-system for a range of applications, including internet of things (IoT), sensor, control and mixed signal SoCs, as well as design services and support. Customised SoCs offer product differentiation in terms of specific functional capabilities, although it is also important to focus on how software developers can get the best out of the hardware to reduce the overall system cost, achieve shortened time to market and produce reliable products, advises IAR. IAR Embedded Workbench incorporates a highly optimizing C/C++ compiler, a powerful debugger, complete code analysis tools and all tools needed for efficient SoC code development in one single environment, confirms IAR Systems.

“The enhanced ARM DesignStart program provides companies with the fastest route to silicon, allowing them to create custom SoCs using two of the world’s most proven processors, the Cortex-M0 and Cortex-M3, with no upfront license fee,” says Ian Smythe, senior director of marketing programs, Compute Products Group, ARM. “The addition of IAR Embedded Workbench enhances the range of tools available to SoC developers, and its powerful code analysis and debug capabilities enable designers to bring up SoC platforms quickly and reliably.”

IAR Systems has been supplying software tools and services for embedded development since 1983.The company is headquartered in Uppsala, Sweden and has sales and support offices all over the world.

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