IAR Systems announced the expansion of its development tool chain, IAR Embedded Workbench, for RISC-V. This comes with support for trace as implemented by SiFive Insight, which according to a press release, is the industry’s first combined pre-integrated trace and debug solution for open-specification RISC-V ISA.
The trace allows for extended testing and proof of code coverage, a requirement for many safety standards. With live code coverage and updates whil the program runs, Workbench will allow developers to improve their code quality more efficiently.
“With the expanded trace support in IAR Embedded Workbench for RISC-V, we are bringing our proven trace viewer infrastructure from other architectures into RISC-V ecosystem,” said Product Manager at IAR Systems Thomas Andersson, in the release. “We have been working closely with SiFive to ensure we make use of all features available in SiFive Insight, and thanks to the native probe support, we provide integrated development workflows where the developer is in the driver seat with full control of the application.”
The company noted that Workbench for RISC-V supports RV32 and RV32E 32-bit RISC-V cores, in addition to ISA extensions including C for compressed instructions, and F and D for single-precision and double-precision floating points.
For more information, visit www.iar.com/riscv.
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