Functional safety tools for Renesas RX MCUs gain static/runtime analysis

Functional safety tools for Renesas RX MCUs gain static/runtime analysis
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The latest version of the functional safety edition of IAR’s Embedded Workbench for Renesas RX MCUs now integrates powerful code analysis and adds support for Renesas RXv2 core. The new version integrates IAR Systems’ C-STAT and C-RUN add-on tools for static and runtime analysis.
By Christoph Hammerschmidt


Proof of compliance for functional safety can add to development cost and time; IAR Systems provides a certified version of the complete IAR Embedded Workbench for RX 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 in the international IEC 61508 umbrella standard for functional safety, as well as the ISO 26262 standard for automotive safety-related systems. The latest version also adds certification according to IEC 62304, defining the life cycle requirements for medical device software. IAR Embedded Workbench for RX is certified by TÜV SÜD.

The added support for C-RUN and C-STAT enables complete code control through the entire development cycle. C-STAT performs static analysis that can detect defects, bugs, and security vulnerabilities as defined by CERT and the Common Weakness Enumeration, as well as help keeping code compliant to standards such as MISRA C:2012/2004 and MISRA C++:2008. C-RUN performs runtime analysis by checking application execution directly within the development environment. It features arithmetic checks, advanced bounds checking, and heap checking.

IAR Embedded Workbench for Renesas RX provides a complete IDE including the IAR C/C++ Compiler with Renesas RX ABI compliance, an assembler, a linker and the C-SPY Debugger. The latest certified version adds IDE enhancements and new tutorials.

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 prioritized technical support, the agreement includes access to validated service packs and regular reports of known deviations and problems.


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