IAR integrates code analysis with functional safety tools for ARM

October 30, 2015 // By Graham Prophet
IAR Systems is extending the features and device support in the functional safety edition of IAR Embedded Workbench for ARM, certified according to IEC 61508, EN 50128, and ISO 26262

The latest version of the functional safety edition of the IAR Embedded Workbench for ARM embedded development toolchain has a build chain certified by TÜV SÜD as a qualified tool for development of safety-related applications. The new version integrates IAR Systems’ C-STAT and C-RUN add-on tools for powerful static and runtime code analysis. Support for the ARM Cortex-M7 core is now available, as well as ARM-based devices from major semiconductor vendors including Atmel, Cypress, Freescale, Infineon, NXP, STMicroelectronics, Renesas, Toshiba and Texas Instruments.

IAR Embedded Workbench for ARM has been tested and approved according to the requirements on support tools embodied in IEC 61508, as well as ISO 26262, which is used for automotive safety-related systems and EN 50128, the European railway standard.

C-STAT features static analysis that can detect defects, bugs, and security vulnerabilities as defined by CERT and the Common Weakness Enumeration, as well as help keeping code compliant to standards such as MISRA C:2012/2004 and MISRA C++:2008. C-RUN performs arithmetic checks, advanced bounds checking, heap checking, etc. By using runtime analysis, developers can find potential and real errors at an early stage and minimise the impact on project budgets and deadlines. C-STAT and C-RUN are complete integrated in IAR Embedded Workbench, and no integration work is needed.

In the C-SPY Debugger, support for IAR Systems' I-scope power measurement probe is now available. Also introduced is multicore debugging support for symmetric multicore processing (SMP) and asymmetric multicore processing (AMP).

Developers working with applications based on ARM Cortex-A processors can now make use of NEON vectorisation in IAR Embedded Workbench. With the possibility to automatically vectorise the code, developers are able to achieve faster application response time, improve application battery lifetime and further meet the market demands for low cost and low power.

IAR Embedded Workbench for ARM is a complete development toolchain for creating embedded applications. It includes high-performance compiler and debugger tools incorporated in an easy-to-use integrated