IAR includes development for Renesas’ RZ/T1 factory automation network

November 18, 2014 // By Graham Prophet
IAR Embedded Workbench and Renesas’ ARM Cortex-R4F-based RZ/T1 group provide the industrial field with increased efficiency through real-time control and network connectivity

IAR Systems now supports the RZ/T1 group from Renesas Electronics Corporation, which is a factory automation solution with built-in industrial network functionality for use in industrial control equipment. IAR Systems supports RZ/T1 from an early stage through its C/C++ compiler and debugger toolchain, IAR Embedded Workbench.

IAR Systems is the only tools vendor to provide development tools for the entire line-up of Renesas MCUs, more than 4,000 devices. The RZ/T1 group is targeted for industry solutions with a focus on factory automation, control systems and industrial equipment. Its tightly-coupled 544 kB memory enables high-speed real-time application execution without disruptions. The group includes hardware support for several industrial Ethernet protocols.

“Renesas' RZ/T1 group is a true representation of a solution for the IoT era, providing not only improved real-time performance to factory automation, but also improved connectivity through industrial Ethernet,” says Stefan Skarin, CEO, IAR Systems, adding, “[users] can work with the whole line-up of Renesas MCUs using the same development toolchain.”

IAR Embedded Workbench incorporates a compiler, an assembler, a linker and a debugger in one integrated development environment. In addition to highly optimising build tools, the toolchain offers debugging features such as complex code and data breakpoints, runtime stack analysis, call stack visualisation, code coverage analysis and power consumption monitoring. The toolchain is integrated with leading RTOS and middleware products. IAR Systems also offer a range of integrated in-circuit debugging probes, providing a seamless and flexible development workflow.

Support for the RZ/T1 group will be available in the next version of IAR Embedded Workbench for ARM.

IAR systems; www.iar.com/ewarm