IAR Systems launches development tools for ARM Cortex-R4(F) processor

Comprehensive toolset provide full support for the ARM Cortex-R4(F) processor

Uppsala, Sweden — October 21, 2009 — IAR Systems today announced comprehensive support for ARM® Cortex™-R4(F) processor in version 5.40 of IAR Embedded Workbench for ARM.

IAR Embedded Workbench is a renowned set of development tools for embedded applications. The package 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.

“When the Cortex-R4 processor was launched initial licensees used it primarily for complex system-on-chip applications. 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. We welcome the support of IAR Systems and the launch of the new IAR Embedded Workbench with Cortex-R4 processor support as broad industry tools support is critical for the success of the processor and our partners,” says Haydn Povey, Director of Product Marketing for ARM’s Processor Division.

“IAR Systems has a strong position in automotive, safety-critical systems and industrial automation that fits well with the profile of the ARM Cortex-R4 processor and the markets it is targeting” says Mats Ullström, Product Director of IAR Systems. “The release of IAR Embedded Workbench for ARMv7R architecture-based Cortex-R4 processor is a proof of the commitment of IAR Systems to provide full support for the ARM processor architectures”.

About IAR Systems

IAR Systems is the world’s leading supplier of software tools for embedded systems that enable large and small companies to develop premium products based on 8-, 16-, and 32-bit microcontrollers, mainly in the areas of industrial automation, medical devices, consumer electronics and automotive products. IAR Systems has an extensive network of partners and cooperates with the world’s leading semiconductor vendors. Established in 1983, IAR Systems is part of the Intoi Group since 2005. For more information, please visit www.iar.com.


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