IAR Systems updates functional safety editions of Embedded Workbench
Functional safety editions of the IAR Embedded Workbench embedded development toolchain now include the standard EN 50657:2017 Railways Applications – Rolling stock applications – Software on Board Rolling Stock certification as well as a later revision of the Road vehicles – Functional safety standard, or ISO 26262:2018.
Functional safety is one of the most important features in many embedded systems and companies, as proof of compliance for the tools increases cost and time of development. IAR Systems provides certified versions of the complete compiler and debugger toolchain IAR Embedded Workbench for Arm, Renesas RX, Renesas RL78, and Renesas RH850.
The build chains of IAR Embedded Workbench for Arm, RX, RL78 and RH850 have been tested and approved according to the requirements on support tools to functional safety standard IEC 61508, the standard for automotive safety-related systems ISO 26262, and the European railway standard EN 50128 and EN 50657. For Arm, RX and RL78, the certification also covers IEC 62304, defining the life cycle requirements for medical device software. The quality assurance measures allow application developers to use the tools in safety-related software development for each safety integrity level (SIL) according to IEC 61508 and each automotive safety integrity level (ASIL) of ISO 26262. IAR Embedded Workbench is certified by TÜV SÜD.
IAR Embedded Workbench provides a complete integrated development environment (IDE) including the IAR C/C++ Compiler and the C-SPY Debugger. The code analysis tools C-Run and C-Stat add static and runtime analysis for code control through the entire development cycle.
IAR Systems also offers a Functional Safety Support and Update Agreement with guaranteed support for the version for the longevity of the contract. In addition to prioritised technical support, the agreement includes access to validated service packs and regular reports of known deviations and problems.
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. Since 2018, Secure Thingz, a provider of advanced security solutions for embedded systems in the IoT, is part of IAR Systems.