IAR Systems has released a new version of IAR Embedded Workbench for the MSP430 core from Texas Instruments, adding new features as well as support for several new FRAM (Ferroelectric Random Access Memory) microcontrollers, including the new RF430FRL15x sensor transponders that are a part of TI’s Security + Communications series.
The latest version of the tools introduces selectable smaller math functions for even more compact code. Also added is an integration of more example projects from TI MSP430Ware. Developers can navigate to these projects directly from the Information Center in IAR Embedded Workbench.
In the comprehensive C-SPY Debugger included with the tools, developers can now collect sampled graphs for a specified variable. The sampled data can be viewed either in table format or as graphs. This allows developers to track data values over time. Also added is support for advanced cycle counter when using TI’s FET debugger.
IAR Embedded Workbench includes a highly-optimizing C/C++ compiler and the comprehensive C-SPY Debugger in a user-friendly integrated development environment. It also integrates Texas Instruments’ power optimization teaching tool ULP Advisor software that uses a static code analyzer to offer tips and tricks to help developers understand where they can improve their code to minimize power consumption. More information is available at www.iar.com/ew430 .