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IAR Systems Launches C/Embedded C++ Compiler and Debugger Toolkit for the R8C/Tiny Series from Renesas Technology Corp.




UPPSALA, Sweden (PRWEB) November 23, 2003

The IAR Embedded Workbench for R8C is a completely integrated development environment, based on IAR Systems’ latest compiler and debugger technology. It includes the project manager, editor, C/Embedded C++ compiler, assembler, linker, library tools and C-SPY debugger with support for the Renesas ROM-monitor, allowing developers to create embedded applications and test them on hardware from within the IAR Embedded Workbench.




Since the R8C/Tiny is closely related to the well-known M16C microcontroller, the IAR Embedded Workbench for R8C is entirely derived from the IAR Embedded Workbench for M16C and takes advantage of its advanced technology.

This makes it very easy for developers who port their applications between R8C and M16C since the same source code can be used for both targets. Users can rest assured that although the IAR Embedded Workbench for R8C is a new product, it follows exactly the same path as the mature and well-established IAR Embedded Workbench for M16C.

“IAR Systems has provided us with excellent support on M16C and H8 and I am extremely pleased to have have them with us as a partner for the R8C launch”, says David Noverraz, Product Manager Support Tools, Renesas Technology Europe.

Since the first R8C/Tiny devices have a limited 8-16 KB of on-chip flash memory, a code size-efficient compiler is extremely important. The IAR Embedded Workbench for R8C/Tiny actually offers 22 KB in a 16 KB device, taking into consideration the efficient optimization of the IAR C/Embedded C++ compiler as compared to the alternatives.

The IAR Embedded Workbench for R8C has the following key features:

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