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IAR Embedded Workbench supports Freescale MCUs

Posted: 18 Jun 2008 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:IAR Embedded Workbench? Freescale MCU? embedded development tool?

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IAR Systems has launched a new version of its embedded development tool that provides support for Freescale Semiconductors' Controller Continuum architecture with stepwise compatibility and easy migration from 8bit S08 MCUs to 32bit ColdFire devices.

The IAR Embedded Workbench for Freescale S08 has been made possible by close strategic collaboration between both companies. IAR Embedded Workbench currently supports S08 and V1, V2 and V3 ColdFire MCUs.

IAR Embedded Workbench is said to be a set of highly sophisticated and easy-to-use development tools for embedded applications. Each core product provides seamless integration with other tools in the complete IAR Systems tool chain.

The IAR Embedded Workbench is a fully integrated development environment for building and debugging embedded applications, featuring automatic checking of MISRA C rules for security-critical applications. It builds compact and efficient code for the application, saving chip memory and minimizing product cost, allowing more space for further product improvement and maintenance, and facilitating a longer product lifecycle. The development tool also provides a flying start with ready-made device configuration files and example projects. The same user interface is employed across all supported MCU architectures, allowing the benefit of high code portability.

In addition, the open architecture of IAR Embedded Workbench allows for the simple utilization of plug-ins from any third-party vendor, giving the benefit of flexibility in the choice of the most suitable hardware and RTOS.

The Freescale S08 core software is optimized for high performance and extreme operating economy, offering a number of low-power options that make it attractive for battery-powered and handheld applications.

"IAR Embedded Workbench is both powerful and easy to use, enabling developers to generate high-quality code for their S08 platform designs, quickly and efficiently," said Aiden Mitchell, consumer and industrial MCU product manager for Freescale's microcontroller solutions group. "By supporting our extensive 8bit portfolio, IAR Embedded continues to be a valued Freescale partner and key contributor to the growing S08 development ecosystem."

Mats Ullstr?m, product director of IAR, added, "S08 MCUs are very versatile 8bit devices, and having worked with Freescale from the start to support the Controller Continuum means that developers using IAR Embedded Workbench can migrate their designs to the more sophisticated ColdFire devices without having to change their development environment, and at the same time achieve maximum benefit from code reuse."

A free KickStart 8Kbyte edition and a full 30-day evaluation edition of IAR Embedded Workbench for S08 will be available on June 25.





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