IAR Systems, a future-proof supplier of software tools and services for embedded development, today presents its tool solution for simplified evaluation and development of Renesas Electronics’ EC-1. It’s a dedicated communication System on Chip (SoC) with a built-in EtherCAT slave controller which is intended to boost production efficiency in factories.
Besides, the company has also announced to join EtherCAT Technology Group (ETG) to offer reliable solutions for industrial applications. EtherCAT is one of the leading protocol standards in industrial networking applications and Renesas provides the EC-1 to simplify the adoption of EtherCAT by allowing users to get started very quickly with the development of EtherCAT slave.
EC-1 aims towards high-speed, high-precision control of slave devices like sensors, actuators, sensor networks, and I/O modules demanding deterministic communication.
IAR Systems delivers the high-performance development toolchain IAR Embedded Workbench which allows developers to accelerate development and get products to market faster. Owing to its code quality and efficiency, the toolchain is an ideal choice for development with strong requirements of high reliability like factory automation applications.
IAR Systems had launched the IAR KickStart Kit to facilitate development and evaluation of EC-1. The kit contains versions of IAR Embedded Workbench for ARM (EC-1 development board and an I-jet Lite debug probe).
“IAR Systems’ complete tool solution and the new starter kit for Renesas EC-1 will help our customers accelerate their EtherCAT application developments,” says Yuji Mori, Industrial System Solution Department, Industrial Automation Business Division, Industrial Solution Business Unit, Renesas Electronics Corporation and the board member of R-IN Consortium. ”IAR Systems is our global business partner and we have been working closely to ease development for our mutual customers. In addition to IAR Systems’ new EC-1-based kit, we have also been sharing the success of our R-IN32 by bringing together solutions that speed time-to-market for customers within industrial automation.”
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.
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