Heat- and radiation-tolerant MCUs get IAR development support

October 12, 2016 // By Graham Prophet
IAR Systems and Vorago Technologies have cooperated to enable development of embedded systems in harsh environments. The complete IAR Embedded Workbench C/C++ compiler and debugger toolchain supports ARM Cortex-M0 microcontrollers from Vorago Technologies, targeting embedded applications with requirements for extreme temperature and radiation resistance.

Vorago (Austin, Texas) – the company was formerly known as Silicon Space Technology, until mid-2015 – most recently announced that its VA10800 MCU had exceeded 4,000 hours of error-free continuous operation at 200C, in an advanced plastic package. Vorago's silicon processing technology imparts durability in response to both thermal and radiation challenges. The company call its process HARDSIL, and says it can be produced on any standard CMOS line, presenting an alternative to other high-rel technologies.


IAR development support is in place for the ARM Cortex-M0 VA108x0 MCUs; developers can use the optimizing build tools and comprehensive debugging capabilities in IAR Embedded Workbench to leverage the full potential of the Vorago MCUs.


“Many of our customers have requested the possibility to use IAR Systems’ software tools in their development, and we are delighted that our MCUs are now supported in IAR Embedded Workbench”, says Ross Bannatyne, Marketing Director, Vorago Technologies. “The combination of Vorago’s extreme temperature and radiation resistant MCUs and the powerful toolchain IAR Embedded Workbench will enable companies to create many robust and high-reliable applications in the near future.”


IAR Embedded Workbench for ARM is a complete C/C++ compiler and debugger toolchain for development of embedded systems, supporting over 4,800 ARM devices from a large number of semiconductor vendors. The toolchain is available in several versions, including a functional safety version certified by TÜV SÜD according to the requirements of IEC 61508, ISO 26262 and EN 50128.


IAR Systems; www.iar.com/iar-embedded-workbench/tools-for-arm


Vorago Technologies; www.voragotech.com