IAR Systems recently announced a new version of IAR Embedded Workbench for Renesas RL78. The new version features new functionality and increased code quality control for applications based on Renesas RL78 microcontrollers.
C-STAT—which features innovative analysis that can detect defects, bugs, and security vulnerabilities—is now supported. Static analysis enables you to find identify errors (e.g., memory leaks, access violations, arithmetic errors, etc.) early on. Also included is stack usage analysis. You can customize the analysis process to handle account constructs such as calls via function pointers and recursion. Moreover, IAR Embedded Workbench for RL78 includes code optimizations for fast, efficient code.
Included with the toolchain is Renesas AP4 for RL78. You can use the standalone tool (formerly named Applilet) to automatically generate control programs for peripheral modules in accordance with user-defined settings. Renesas AP4 for RL78 supports code generation for IAR Embedded Workbench for RL78, and the generated modules are incorporated via the IAR Project Connection mechanism.
IAR Embedded Workbench for RL78 includes the IAR C/C++ Compiler, assembler, linker, library tools and the C-SPY Debugger in an easy-to-use IDE. It is available in several editions, including a Functional Safety version.
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