ARM development tool combines code analysis, FuSa

November 06, 2015 // By Christoph Hammerschmidt
Software development tool vendor IAR has released a new version of the functional safety edition of its embedded development toolchain IAR Embedded Workbench for ARM. The software now integrates IAR Systems’ add-on tools C-STAT and C-RUN for static and runtime code analysis. In addition, extensive new functionality has been added.

The build chain of IAR Embedded Workbench for ARM is certified by TÜV SÜD as a qualified tool for development of safety-related applications. IAR Embedded Workbench for ARM has been tested and approved according to the requirements on support tools put forth in the umbrella standard for functional safety IEC 61508, as well as ISO 26262, the standard for automotive safety-related systems.

The add-on tool C-STAT for static analysis is now supported. C-STAT features innovative static analysis that detect defects, bugs, and security vulnerabilities as defined by CERT and the Common Weakness Enumeration, as well as help keeping code compliant to standards like MISRA C:2012/2004 and MISRA C++:2008. Also supported is the add-on tool C-RUN for runtime analysis. C-RUN performs arithmetic checks, advanced bounds checking, heap checking, etc. By using runtime analysis, developers can find potential and real errors at an early stage and minimize the impact on project budgets and deadlines. C-STAT and C-RUN are complete integrated in IAR Embedded Workbench, no integration work is needed, you get started quickly and you get instant feedback on the quality of your code.

In the C-SPY Debugger, support for IAR Systems' I-scope power measurement probe is now available. Also introduced is multicore debugging support for symmetric multicore processing (SMP) and asymmetric multicore processing (AMP).

Developers working with applications based on ARM Cortex-A processors can now make use of NEON vectorization in IAR Embedded Workbench. With the possibility to automatically vectorize the code, developers are able to achieve faster application response time, improve application battery lifetime and further meet the market demands for low cost and low power.

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