IAR Embedded Workbench for Arm Now Supports Renesas RE MCU Family

September 14, 2020 Perry Cohen

IAR Systems announced updates of its IAR Embedded Workbench for Arm. The update includes complete coverage for the ultra-low-power Renesas RE microcontroller (MCU) Family.

The RE MCU family from Renesas is centered around an Arm Cortex®-M0+ core and is suitable for IoT devices that require low power consumption. Further, It’s based on the companies SOTB™ (Silicon-on-Thin-Buried-Oxide) process technology, which is able to reduce power consumption in both the active and standby states, eliminating the need for battery replacement or recharging.

“Many IoT devices will be installed in places where people cannot easily reach, and the cost of replacing or charging batteries will increase significantly,” said Senior Vice President, Head of SoC Business, IoT and Infrastructure Business Unit at Renesas Hiroto Nitta, in a press release. The Renesas RE MCU Family is designed for ultra-low-power IoT devices, especially battery-powered devices, where recharging or replacing the battery is difficult or impossible

“With IAR Systems’ highly optimizing development tools, developers are able to take full advantage of the ultra-low active and standby power of the RE Family as well as the energy harvesting capabilities of the device.”

For more information, visit  www.iar.com/iar-embedded-workbench/tools-for-arm.

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Perry Cohen, associate editor for Embedded Computing Design, is responsible for web content editing and creation in addition to podcast production. He also assists with the publication’s social media efforts which include strategic posting, follower engagement, and social media analysis. Before joining the ECD editorial team, Perry has been published on both local and national news platforms including KTAR.com (Phoenix), ArizonaSports.com (Phoenix), AZFamily.com, Cronkite News, and MLB/MiLB among others. Perry received a BA in Journalism from the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communications at Arizona State university. He can be reached by email at <a href="mailto:perry.cohen@opensysmedia.com">perry.cohen@opensysmedia.com</a>. Follow Perry’s work and ECD content on his twitter account @pcohen21.

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