Renesas launches new version of e2studio IDE

May 14, 2013

Toni_McConnel-May 14, 2013

Renesas Electronics America has released an enhanced version of e2studio, an Eclipse-based integrated development environment (IDE). e2studio is designed to provide a flexible development platform for Renesas microcontrollers (MCUs). e2studio version 2.0 includes support for the new Renesas RX100 series of MCUs with True Low Power technology, a new Performance Analysis view and a project import function that allows existing CubeSuite+ projects for RX MCUs to be easily imported into the IDE.

The new e2studio IDE also offers enhanced build-phase plug-ins for Renesas, IAR Systems, Green Hills Software, and the KPIT Cummins GNU compilers, as well as debug plug-ins for Micrium’s µC/Probe (adding RTOS-awareness for Micrium’s µC/OS) and FreeRTOS. Renesas implemented a GDB (GNU Debugger) interface with DSF (Debugger Services Framework) extensions so that features such as real-time memory view, real-time expression view, and trace can deliver the powerful debugging necessary for today's embedded code development.


An additional new feature is a new debug console, allowing virtual I/O to the Renesas Virtual Console view located alongside the other console views. A new image viewer lets users select an address for the memory view to detect and show image files that are stored in memory. Renesas has also added a wizard to generate library projects and a Renesas RX simulator. A new performance analysis view allows users to optimize their code by analyzing the functions in their application to see the number of cycles that the program has executed in each function and the number of times each function has been called. This also allows time measurement between defined points in the users’ code. All these enhancements make e2studio version 2.0 a state-of-the-art coding and debugging environment for Renesas embedded controllers.
 
Free download and more information on e2studio version 2.0, including video tutorials
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