IAR Systems issues ARM toolset update

October 31, 2013 // By Graham Prophet
IAR Systems' version 6.70 of its complete C/C++ development toolchain IAR Embedded Workbench for ARM brings improved integration and new functionality as well as new device support.

Users can now access on-demand download of example projects. In the web-based Information Center in IAR Embedded Workbench, users can select to download example projects for their microcontroller vendor of choice. This increases flexibility and makes the download and installation of the product faster. Less free memory space is required for the installation.

The new version improves and extends integration with the device configuration tool Freescale Processor Expert Software. The integration consists of a project connection mechanism that is used to seamlessly pass project content from Freescale Processor Expert to IAR Embedded Workbench. This enables developers to import files or file packages generated by the tool, with IAR Embedded Workbench automatically detecting changes in the generated file set.

Allowing users to override multiple declarations and definitions by using a single pragma, the compiler now includes new pragma directives to set default placement and attributes for variable or function declarations and definitions.

IAR Embedded Workbench for ARM is a complete development toolchain including the highly-optimising IAR C/C++ Compiler and the C-SPY Debugger in an integrated development environment. Recent enhancements to the tools include a flexible integration with external code analysis tools and added support for IAR Systems’ I-scope probe that used together with the in-circuit debugging probe I-jet adds possibilities for detailed current and voltage measurements.

The latest version adds support for new microcontrollers from Atmel, NXP and Toshiba. This further expands the tools’ uniquely wide support covering all ARM cores, in total more than 2,600 devices from more than 30 vendors.

IAR Systems; www.iar.com/ewarm