Renesas RL78 development tools gain code-quality assurance

June 03, 2016 // By Graham Prophet
IAR Systems has updated its Workbench for RL78 with added facilities for creation of applications based on Renesas low-power RL78 MCUs. The new version extends code quality control possibilities through enhanced static analysis as well as support for the latest RL78 devices.

The enhanced static analysis functionality offers new checks within the C-STAT add-on tool. C-STAT performs advanced analysis on the source code level. The new version adds approximately 150 new checks to the existing wide range of checks, including 90 new MISRA C:2012 checks and two new packages of checks. Several new options are also available, for example the possibility to enable or disable the false-positives elimination phase of the analysis as well as to exclude files from the analysis. C-STAT is fully integrated in the IAR Embedded Workbench IDE and aids developers in ensuring the code quality early in the development cycle. It detects defects, bugs, and security vulnerabilities as defined by CERT C/C++ and the Common Weakness Enumeration (CWE), as well as helps keeping code compliant to the coding standards MISRA C:2004, MISRA C++:2008 and MISRA C:2012.


IAR Systems adds that code size optimizations included in the IAR C/C++ Compiler and the enhanced functionality in C-STAT ease development of low-power applications and ensure code quality for engineers working with Renesas RL78 MCUs. The toolchain supports more than 4,000 Renesas devices and includes the highly optimizing IAR C/C++ Compiler as well as the C-SPY Debugger. Version 2.21 of the toolchain also adds support for the new E2 emulator Lite on-chip debugging emulator and EZ-Cube from Renesas.


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