IAR Systems delivers world's first development tools for Renesas RL78
Strengthens portfolio for Renesas microcontrollerst
Embedded World 2011, Nuremberg, Germany,
March 1st - 3rd - Hall 10.209
1st, 2011 - Uppsala, Sweden. - IAR Systems today announced
availability of the world's first software development tools
the latest family of microcontrollers from Renesas Electronics
IAR Embedded Workbench for RL78. The long-term and close cooperation
Renesas, as well as IAR Systems' long experience with Renesas
including the R8C and the 78K families, has resulted in tools
performance. In addition, this collaboration has allowed Renesas'
customers to be already using the new tools from IAR Systems.
Adding to the already extensive range of supported Renesas
Systems commitment to support all microcontrollers available
stands firm. Well over 5,000 Renesas devices are now supported
in one single
environment, facilitating code reuse between projects.
"The introduction of IAR Embedded Workbench for RL78
position as the leading tools supplier for all Renesas microcontrollers.
are the only tool chain in the world that can offer support
for the complete
Renesas MCU portfolio", said Mats Ullström, Product
Director, IAR Systems.
"Our popularity stems from the fact that we have, for
almost 30 years,
delivered the sharpest tools in the industry and provided
that is second to none!"
The RL78 family is designed for use in low-power applications.
IAR C/C++ compiler contributes to keeping the power consumption
generating code very tightly fitted to the RL78 CPU core.
For example, the
compiler makes full use of the new hardware multiplier/divider
arithmetic. This makes the execution run faster and allows
microcontroller to enter one of its low-power modes after
cycles. Together with intelligent linking, the compiler provides
IAR Embedded Workbench for RL78 is a set of C and C++ tools
for building and
debugging embedded system software for Renesas RL78 microcontrollers.
provides a completely integrated development environment including
manager, editor, build tools and debugger. In a continuous
files and projects can be created, built and debugged on hardware
or in a
IAR Embedded Workbench for RL78 features integrated support
for the E1 and
IECUBE emulator systems, allowing debugging on hardware including
instruction trace. A number of analysis features including
code coverage allows the application to be tuned and tested
beyond what is
possible with less powerful tools. The debugger also features
window displaying a graphical view of the interrupt log and
the call stack
on a shared timeline. This view provides a clear view of the
A time limited Evaluation edition and a code size limited
KickStart edition of IAR Embedded Workbench for RL78 can be
downloaded for free from www.iar.com/ewrl78