IAR Systems adds support for Renesas RE MCU family

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By Ally Winning

The Renesas RE MCU Family is powered by the Arm Cortex-M0+ core. It has been developed for IoT devices which need low power consumption, such as wearables and sensing applications. The family based on Renesas’ proprietary SOTB (Silicon-on-Thin-Buried-Oxide) process technology, which can reduce power consumption in active and standby states.

The IAR Embedded Workbench for Arm toolchain is a complete C/C++ development toolchain for embedded applications. IAR Embedded Workbench for Arm provides advanced code optimization techniques and power debugging functionality to ensure applications are fast, efficient and highly compact. To ensure code quality, the toolchain features integrated static and runtime code analysis tools.

“Many IoT devices will be installed in places where people cannot easily reach, and the cost of replacing or charging batteries will increase significantly. The Renesas RE MCU Family is designed for ultra-low-power IoT devices, especially battery-powered devices, where recharging or replacing the battery is difficult or impossible,” said Hiroto Nitta, Senior Vice President, Head of SoC Business, IoT and Infrastructure Business Unit at Renesas. “With IAR Systems’ highly optimizing development tools, developers are able to take full advantage of the ultra-low active and standby power of the RE Family as well as the energy harvesting capabilities of the device.”

“IAR Embedded Workbench is well-known for its ability to make the most out of the capabilities of an MCU in an embedded application,” said Anders Holmberg, General Manager Embedded Development Tools, IAR Systems. “Coupled with Renesas RE MCUs, the toolchain offers a powerful, yet easy-to-use, solution for developing low-power applications for the IoT space.”

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