IAR Systems released the latest version Embedded Workbench for ARM. Optimized for code size and increased execution speed, it performs up to 13% better on CoreMark benchmarks for Cortex-M0 compared to the previous version of the tool.
Embedded Workbench version 5.41 supports code generation and debugging of ARM Cortex-R4F core with the vector floating point (VFP) coprocessor extension. Devices with a VFP unit will benefit from the compiler's VFP support, making floating point operations written in C/C++ run in fewer clock cycles, and further improving the performance of the compiled code. Other new features of this release include the ability to set start and stop trace triggers. Also, the instruction trace triggers can be started and stopped based on conditions such as specific code locations and data access. This feature is supported both by J-Trace for ARM and J-Trace for Cortex-M3 trace probes. In addition, the J-Trace for Cortex-M3 supports the use of the serial wire output (SWO) port trace.
IAR Embedded Workbench's integrated development environment (IDE) includes a project manager, editor, build tools, and debugger. In a continuous workflow, you can create source files and projects, build applications, and debug them in a simulator or on hardware. It provides extensive support for a wide range of ARM devices, hardware debug systems and RTOSs and generates very compact and efficient code. Ready-made device configuration files, flash loaders, and over 1700 example projects are included.
To download an evaluation edition of IAR Embedded Workbench, go to www.iar.com/ewarm.