Altium announces TASKING C compiler for Renesas RH850 automotive MCUs - Embedded.com

Altium announces TASKING C compiler for Renesas RH850 automotive MCUs

Altium Limited announces a major new addition to its TASKING C compiler solutions for automotive application development, providing support for the RH850 architecture from Renesas Electronics. The RH850 is the latest automotive microcontroller family from Renesas to offer high performance balanced with very low power consumption over a wide and scalable range of products.

The TASKING VX-toolset for RH850 is the first compiler to incorporate support for the latest MISRA C:2012 guidelines for C programming, in addition to the MISRA C:1998 and C:2004 guidelines. TASKING’s MISRA C support enables developers to easily select the MISRA rules to enforce and configure the MISRA guidelines in accordance with the company’s prescribed rules in order to increase code safety, reliability and maintainability. By providing support for MISRA C:2012, developers now can benefit from the latest guideline improvements that can reduce the cost and complexity of compliance, whilst aiding consistent, safe use of C in critical systems.

TASKING’s Viper technology used in the new RH850 compiler ensures compatibility to other TASKING toolsets and eases application migration from other architectures. The Viper compiler provides a caching functionality that saves the compiler’s intermediate results in order to avoid full compilations, enabling short project build times of embedded applications and saving developers both time and cost.

Key features of the TASKING VX-toolset for RH850 include:

  • Eclipse based IDE with integrated compiler and debugger
  • Highly efficient code generation, allowing for fast and compact applications
  • Integrated code analyzers for
  • MISRA-C:1998, C:2004 and C:2012 guidelines
  • CERT C secure coding standard
  • Profiling through code instrumentation and run-time error checking capabilities
  • Highly configurable linker with versatile script language for optimal memory control
  • Compliance with relevant and up-to-date industry standards

TASKING’s ISO 26262 Support Program is available for the new RH850 toolset release, offering various cost and lead-time efficient solutions to help customers achieve certification for functional safety standards such as ISO 26262 and others. The manufacturer of an electronic (sub)system is responsible for obtaining certification credit. As part of this process the manufacturer has to assess the required level of confidence in the utilized software tools such as the TASKING RH850 toolset, enabled by Altium through a Compiler Qualification Kit as well as optional ISO 26262 Compiler Qualification Services.

The VX-toolset for RH850 release v2.1 is available now on PC/Windows, with other platforms supported on request. Pricing starts at USD 4,695 / € 3,495 for the TASKING VX-toolset Standard Edition. The Professional Edition with hardware debug support using the Renesas E1 emulator will be available in fall 2014.

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