IAR Systems has launched a functional safety edition for IAR Embedded Workbench for Renesas Electronics’ RH850 range of automotive microcontrollers. The safety edition is certified as per the requirements of IEC 61508, the international umbrella standard for functional safety, ISO 2626, used for automotive safety-related systems, and the European Railway Standard EN 50128.
Functional safety is critical to the embedded systems, particularly in the automotive industry. To ensure safety and integrity, the developers are required to render extensive justification for selecting a particular development tool, unless it’s already certified. The proof of compliance for the tools increases cost and time of development.
To resolve this issue, IAR Systems has offered certified editions of the C/C++ compiler and debugger toolchain IAR Embedded Workbench. It’s available for the Renesas’ RH850 automotive MCU family rendering a blend of high-performance with low-power consumption over a wide range of products supporting high-reliability requirements.
IAR Systems Launches a Functional Safety Edition of IAR Embedded Workbench for Renesas Automotive RH850 MCUs
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The certification validates the quality of IAR Systems’ entire development processes, as well as the delivered software. The quality assurance measures applied by IAR Systems and the included Safety Manual allow customers to use IAR Embedded Workbench for Renesas RH850 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.
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About IAR Systems
IAR Systems supplies future-proof software tools and services for embedded development, enabling companies worldwide to create the products of today and the innovations of tomorrow. Since 1983, IAR Systems’ solutions have ensured quality, reliability, and efficiency in the development of over one million embedded applications. The company is headquartered in Uppsala, Sweden and has sales and support offices all over the world. IAR Systems Group AB is listed on NASDAQ OMX Stockholm, Mid Cap.
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