IAR Systems adds support for ARM Cortex-R4(F) - Embedded.com

IAR Systems adds support for ARM Cortex-R4(F)

LONDON — IAR Systems has had added support for ARM Cortex-R4(F) processor in version 5.40 of IAR Embedded Workbench for ARM.

“When the Cortex-R4 processor was launched initial licensees used it primarily for complex system-on-chip applications,” said Haydn Povey, director of product marketing for ARM's processor division.”We have now seen a clear trend where the Cortex-R4 processor is being incorporated in general purpose high-end microcontrollers intended for a wider audience.”

IAR's (Uppsala, Sweden) Embedded Workbench includes an editor, project management tools, a C and C++ compiler that generates highly optimized code for the combined ARM/Thumb-2 instruction set, a C-SPY simulator as well as run-time libraries, relocating assembler, linker and librarian tools.

The compiler can check against the rules of MISRA C (MISRA C:2004) software development standard as established by the Motor Industry Software Reliability Association.

An evaluation edition of IAR PowerPac RTOS, file system, USB stack and a TCP/IP stack bundle is in included within the package. RTOS plugins are available from IAR Systems and other leading RTOS vendors.

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