IAR Systems has announced a complete set of development tools for the Traveo II family of microcontrollers (MCUs) from Infineon. The tools bring a solution with AUTOSAR support to companies working with automotive body electronics applications. In addition, IAR Systems provides an online IAR Academy On Demand training course specifically aimed for developers who are new to embedded software development and want to get started with IAR Embedded Workbench and Traveo II MCUs.
According to IAR, the partnership between IAR Systems and Infineon enables scalable development across a wide range of Arm-based MCUs, including two generations of Traveo MCU devices, as well as Infineon FM MCUs and PSoC families. The 32-bit Traveo II MCUs for automotive body electronics applications offer powerful performance, safety, and security features, says IAR. The Infineon AUTOSAR MCAL (Microcontroller Abstraction Layer) complements the Traveo II MCUs by enabling a wealth of on-chip features in the AUTOSAR environment.
Circuit Cellar asked IAR IAR Systems’ Automotive Director / APAC Director, Kiyofumi Uemura some questions about the new solution:
Circuit Cellar: Could you step me through an example of how IAR Embedded Workbench for Traveo II would exhibit its scalability. In other words, how does it facilitate going from a new development of software phase to a wide deployment phase?
Kiyofumi Uemura: IAR Systems supports Traveo-II by Functional Safety Edition of IAR Embedded Workbench for Arm. The advantage of Functional Safety Edition is for Traveo-II users can get the support and updates for the frozen version of the tool for the longevity based on the agreement. Since this edition containing a toolchain certified by TÜV SÜD for software development according to high integrity standards IEC 61508, ISO 26262, and so on, it will help Traveo-II users to scale their product development, and also help time to market.
Circuit Cellar: Has the emergence of electric vehicles been something that’s put more demands on software tools for embedded automotive applications?
Uemura: Yes, I can share two stories. One example is Battery Management Systems (BMS) for electric vehicles. BMS is must item for electric vehicles. But it was not common for gasoline vehicles. BMS is one of typical application of IAR Embedded Workbench users who use Traveo II.
Meanwhile, there are more new suppliers of embedded automotive applications. Electric vehicles have few components and systems than that of gasoline vehicles. This makes it easy for new players to enter the market of embedded automotive application. One example is in China. IAR Systems is closely working with Infineon in China to provide a solution for embedded automotive applications.
The development toolchain IAR Embedded Workbench for Arm supports all available Traveo II devices, including CYT2BL, CYT2B6, CYT2B7, CYT2B9, CYT3BB, CYT4BB and CYT4BF. The toolchain includes highly optimizing build tools as well as advanced debugging capabilities, such as complex code and data breakpoints, runtime stack analysis, call stack visualization, code coverage analysis and integrated monitoring of power consumption.
With the code analysis tools C-STAT and C-RUN, developers are able to get complete code quality control. For companies with requirements on functional safety, IAR Embedded Workbench for Arm is available in an edition certified by TÜV SÜD according to the requirements of IEC 61508, ISO 26262, IEC 62304, EN 50128, EN 50657, IEC 60730, ISO 13849, IEC 62061, IEC 61511 and ISO 25119. For companies working with Continuous Integration workflows and automated build and test processes, the build tools from IAR Embedded Workbench are also available in a version supporting Linux-based frameworks. In addition, IAR Systems’ renowned technical support, training and flexible licensing enable all customers to find a solution tailored for their specific needs.
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