Optimising development tools for NXP’s latest Cortex-M4 MCUs

March 31, 2016 // By Graham Prophet
IAR Systems has announced tool support for NXP Semiconductor’s recently launched LPC5411x family of low-power, multi-market MCUs. IAR Systems is able to provide early support in the complete C/C++ compiler and debugger toolchain IAR Embedded Workbench for ARM, giving developers access to one single toolbox in which all components integrate seamlessly.

The LPC5411x MCU family is an ARM Cortex-M4-based expansion of NXP’s LPC MCU portfolio, configured to balance power efficiency and feature integration for applications that require low-power, always-on processing. Target applications include gaming, USB accessories, healthcare devices, patient monitoring, Internet of Things (IoT), as well as building automation.


IAR Embedded Workbench and the included IAR C/C++ Compiler generates fast, high-performing code. To enable debugging and profiling, the toolchain includes features such as complex code and data breakpoints, runtime stack analysis, call stack visualisation, code coverage analysis and integrated monitoring of power consumption. Through add-on tools for static analysis and runtime analysis, developers can gain complete code control.


“The combination of the highly optimising IAR Embedded Workbench and our low-power LPC5411x MCU family gives customers new possibilities in developing power-efficient innovations within many industries, especially for consumer, medical and industrial applications,” says Brendon Slade, Director of ecosystem and tools of the LPC product line, NXP Semiconductors.


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