IAR Systems Updates Functional Safety Tools for Renesas RL78 MCUs

March 24, 2020 Tiera Oliver

IAR Systems extends its tools offering for safety-related software development with the new version of the functional safety edition of IAR Embedded Workbench for Renesas’ low-power RL78 Family of microcontrollers (MCUs). The new version adds C18 and C++17 support, stack protection, and several IDE features for user experience, enabling low-power applications with safety and future-proof code.

The functional safety edition of IAR Embedded Workbench for Renesas RL78 is certified by TÜV SÜD according to the requirements of IEC 61508 and ISO 26262. It also covers standards EN 50128 and EN 50657, as well as IEC 62304.

All new versions of the product are validated and delivered as frozen versions. To ensure code quality, the integrated static code analysis C-STAT is available with the functional safety edition of IAR Embedded Workbench for RL78. C-STAT makes it possible for developers to detect defects and bugs in the code by checking compliance with rules as defined by MISRA C:2012, MISRA C++:2008 and MISRA C:2004, as well as checks mapping issues covered by CWE and CERT C/C++.

IAR Systems offers a Functional Safety Support and Update Agreement that includes support for the longevity of the contract. In addition to Renesas RL78, IAR Embedded Workbench is available as functional safety editions for Renesas RX and RH850, as well as for Arm and STMicroelectronics’ STM8. 

For more information, visit: https://www.iar.com/about-us/newsroom/press/?releaseId=3604654

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Tiera Oliver, edtorial intern for Embedded Computing Design, is responsible for web content edits as well as newsletter updates. She also assists in news content as far as constructing and editing stories. Before interning for ECD, Tiera had recently graduated from Northern Arizona University where she received her B.A. in journalism and political science and worked as a news reporter for the university's student led newspaper, The Lumberjack.

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