Embedded development environment for smaller memory versions of Renesas RX MCUs

November 28, 2012 // By Christoph Hammerschmidt
IAR Systems announced a new product edition tailored for small applications development using IAR Embedded Workbench for RX. The Baseline edition is targeted at developers working with smaller memory Renesas RX MCUs and is offered at a price substantially reduced from that of the full edition. It is limited to a code size of 256 KB but provides full compiler and debugger functionality.

Renesas Electronics' RX family is available in a wide range of memory sizes. For developers working with many of the popular low-power RX200 MCUs, the new edition is a perfect fit. More than half of the RX200 devices fit into the 256 KB limit of the Baseline edition of IAR Embedded Workbench, and in addition a number of the high-performance RX600 devices are covered.

The product supports all RX devices. As previously announced by IAR Systems and Renesas Electronics, the optimized code created by version 2.41 together with the RX core achieve 3.12 CoreMarks/MHz, a world-record benchmark score. The new version also adds improved functionality, including an extended inline assembler and a new Call Graph window displaying all calls made to and from each function from any source file in the active project.

IAR Systems offers a beneficial upgrade path for Baseline customers transferring to larger memory sizes than those covered by the edition.

For more information visit _ www.iar.com/ewrx.