Embedded Workbench for Renesas' RXv2 core

November 12, 2013 // By Graham Prophet
IAR Systems is providing full development tools support for Renesas' 32-bit RXv2 core.

IAR says that it is the only tools provider covering the entire range of Renesas 8-, 16- and 32-bit microcontroller families, and is now adding full development tools support for the RXv2 core, a high-performance 32-bit RX CPU core for embedded devices in the consumer, industrial, and office equipment fields. Early support for the new core is available in the IAR Embedded Workbench C/C++ development tool suite.

Renesas has developed the RXv2 core to meet a growing demand for accessing high CPU processing performance while at the same time reducing power consumption and keeping system costs down. The new core targets consumer, industrial and office equipment fields and in particular applications for motor control and mechanism control applications. The RXv2 core is backwards compatible with Renesas’ existing RXv1 core, while delivering improved performance and reduced power consumption. Compared to the previous RX generation, the new microcontrollers will deliver a reduction in power consumption of up to 40%, while gaining an up to 25% performance increase when used in combination with the IAR C/C++ Compiler.

Renesas says it has worked closely together with IAR Systems to ensure early support for the RXv2 core; thanks to the tools’ powerful optimisation technology, developers will be able to realise performance exceeding 4.0 CoreMark/MHz.

IAR Embedded Workbench for RX; www.iar.com/ewrx