IAR Systems Updates Functional Safety Tools for Renesas RL78 MCUs

By Tiera Oliver

Associate Editor

Embedded Computing Design

March 24, 2020


Version 4.20 of IAR Embedded Workbench for Renesas RL78, functional safety edition, adds C18 and C++17 language standards support, stack protection and new features for improved user experience.

IAR Systems extends its tools offering for safety-related software development with the new version of the functional safety edition of IAR Embedded Workbench for Renesas’ low-power RL78 Family of microcontrollers (MCUs). The new version adds C18 and C++17 support, stack protection, and several IDE features for user experience, enabling low-power applications with safety and future-proof code.

The functional safety edition of IAR Embedded Workbench for Renesas RL78 is certified by TÜV SÜD according to the requirements of IEC 61508 and ISO 26262. It also covers standards EN 50128 and EN 50657, as well as IEC 62304.

All new versions of the product are validated and delivered as frozen versions. To ensure code quality, the integrated static code analysis C-STAT is available with the functional safety edition of IAR Embedded Workbench for RL78. C-STAT makes it possible for developers to detect defects and bugs in the code by checking compliance with rules as defined by MISRA C:2012, MISRA C++:2008 and MISRA C:2004, as well as checks mapping issues covered by CWE and CERT C/C++.

IAR Systems offers a Functional Safety Support and Update Agreement that includes support for the longevity of the contract. In addition to Renesas RL78, IAR Embedded Workbench is available as functional safety editions for Renesas RX and RH850, as well as for Arm and STMicroelectronics’ STM8. 

For more information, visit: https://www.iar.com/about-us/newsroom/press/?releaseId=3604654

Tiera Oliver, Associate Editor for Embedded Computing Design, is responsible for web content edits, product news, and constructing stories. She also assists with newsletter updates as well as contributing and editing content for ECD podcasts and the ECD YouTube channel. Before working at ECD, Tiera graduated from Northern Arizona University where she received her B.S. in journalism and political science and worked as a news reporter for the university’s student led newspaper, The Lumberjack.

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