Safety-compliant development tools for Renesas' RX series MCUs

November 26, 2013 // By Graham Prophet
IAR Embedded Workbench for RX is now available with certification from TÜV SÜD according to IEC 61508 and ISO 26262.

IAR Systems and Renesas Electronics now offer a development toolchain for Renesas’ 32-bit RX microcontroller platform that facilitates compliance with the international umbrella standard for functional safety, IEC 61508.

Functional safety is one of the most important features in industrial automation systems today. To ensure functional safety, system developers have to consider development tools as an integral part of the system certification in addition to the normal development. The proof of compliance for the tools increases cost and time of development. IAR Systems now provides a certified version of the IAR Embedded Workbench for RX complete compiler and debugger toolchain.

The build chain of IAR Embedded Workbench for RX has been tested and approved according to the requirements on support tools embodied in IEC 61508, as well as the ISO 26262 standard for automotive safety-related systems. The quality assurance measures applied by IAR Systems and the associated Safety Manual allow application developers to use IAR Embedded Workbench for RX in safety-related software development for each Safety Integrity Level (SIL) according to IEC 61508 and each Automotive Safety Integrity Level (ASIL) of ISO 26262 without further tool qualification. IAR Embedded Workbench for RX is certified by TÜV SÜD.

The certified version is delivered with a functional safety certificate, as well as a safety report from TÜV SÜD, and a Safety Manual. With the certified tools, IAR Systems provides a Functional Safety Support and Update Agreement with guaranteed support, for the sold version, for the longevity of the contract. In addition to prioritised technical support, the agreement includes access to validated service packs and regular reports of known deviations and problems.

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