8051 development tools gain static code analysis

December 01, 2015 // By Graham Prophet
Version 9.30 of IAR Embedded Workbench for 8051 integrates the C-STAT static analysis tool for code quality control at an early stage in the development cycle

IAR Systems (Uppsala, Sweden) has released a version of its IAR Embedded Workbench for 8051 complete C/C++ compiler and debugger toolchain with the the C-STAT add-on tool. This enhancement gives 8051 developers access to powerful static analysis completely integrated within the daily development workflow.

C-STAT features static analysis that can detect defects, bugs, and security vulnerabilities as defined by CERT C/C++ and the Common Weakness Enumeration (CWE), as well as help keeping code compliant to coding standards such as MISRA C:2004, MISRA C++:2008 and MISRA C:2012. By using static analysis, it is possible to identify errors such as memory leaks, access violations, arithmetic errors, and array and string overruns at an early stage.

“Although 8051 is an architecture that has been on the market for decades, it is still widely used among our customers. One reason for that is the growing need for shortened time-to-market and simplified development within the Internet of Things,” says Thomas Sporrong, Global FAE Manager, IAR Systems. “With the static analysis tool C-STAT, 8051 developers get new possibilities for more efficient workflows as the tool enables them to take full control of their code at an early stage in the development cycle.”

The latest version of IAR Embedded Workbench for 8051 also includes new example projects and updated device support. In addition, a new converter tool that enables porting of projects from the Keil µVision environment to IAR Embedded Workbench is available.

IAR Embedded Workbench for 8051 is a complete development toolchain for microcontrollers based on the 8051 core. It incorporates IDE tools, the highly optimising IAR C/C++ Compiler and the C-SPY Debugger. The toolchain provides support for a wide range of microcontrollers from vendors such as Atmel, Infineon, NXP, Silicon Labs and Texas Instruments. C-STAT is available as an add-on product.

IAR Systems; www.iar.com/iar-embedded-workbench/8051/