Full development tool support for Renesas' RXv2 core

13th November 2013
Nat Bowers

IAR Systems has today announced full development tools support for Renesas' new, high-performance 32-bit RX CPU core for embedded devices in the consumer, industrial, and office equipment fields, the RXv2. The only tools provider covering the entire range of Renesas 8-, 16- and 32-bit microcontroller families, IAR Systems can offer early support for the new core in the C/C++ development tool suite IAR Embedded Workbench.

The RXv2 core was developed in order to meet growing demands for accessing high CPU processing performance while simultaneously reducing power consumption and system costs. Backwards compatible with Renesas’ existing RXv1 core, the new core targets consumer, industrial and office equipment fields and in particular applications for motor control and mechanism control applications. Used in combination with IAR Embedded Workbench, the new microcontrollers will offer a reduction in power consumption of up to 40% and an increase in performance of up to 25%, compared to the previous RX generation.

Kenji Horiuchi, General Manager of General Purpose Solutions Business Division, Renesas Electronics, comments: “Using IAR Systems’ tools will allow system designers to extract the full potential of our RXv2 core... we have worked closely together with IAR Systems to ensure early support for the RXv2 core in IAR Embedded Workbench. Thanks to the tools’ powerful optimization technology, developers will be able to realize performance exceeding 4.0 CoreMark/Mhz and maximize the superior computer performance and power efficiency of the RXv2 microcontrollers.”

IAR Embedded Workbench for RX includes the IAR C/C++ Compiler, assembler, linker, library tools and the C-SPY Debugger in a user-friendly integrated development environment. It is available in several editions, including a Baseline edition tailored for developers working with the smaller memory RX microcontrollers. IAR Embedded Workbench for RX version 2.50, which supports Renesas’ new RXv2-based microcontrollers, is available now.

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