IAR Systems’ build tools for Linux now available for Renesas RL78
IAR Systems has extended its build tools portfolio and now supports deployment in Linux-based frameworks Renesas’ low-power RL78 MCUs, enabling organisations to streamline building and testing workflows.
With software development environments needing to be both scalable and flexible, development practices also require that organisations have automated processes that ensure quality from development into building and testing.
IAR Build Tools for Linux have been designed to make it possible to optimise resources when it comes to the time developers spend in their projects, as well as to manage and utilize licenses and servers in an optimal way.
The tools can be easily integrated into different build systems, such as CMake and Ninja, and the command line build utility IARBuild streamlines building for easy integration with Continuous Integration engines like Jenkins and Bamboo, or with docker containers.
With the integrated static analysis tool C-STAT, developers are able to ensure code quality throughout the development and testing process. C-STAT proves code alignment with industry standards like MISRA C:2012, MISRA C++:2008 and MISRA C:2004, and also detects defects, bugs, and security vulnerabilities as defined by CERT C and the Common Weakness Enumeration (CWE).
“About a year ago, we launched the first version of our build tools for Linux and it’s great to see how the tools now are helping both small companies and large corporations in making software build and test workflows more efficient,” said Anders Holmberg, General Manager Embedded Development Tools, IAR Systems. “By adding support for Renesas RL78 MCUs, we also show our commitment of continuously investing in our technology to continue supporting our customers all the way through their development workflows.”
IAR Build Tools for Linux include the highly optimizing IAR C/C++ Compiler, IAR Assembler, Linker and library tools, C-STAT, IARBuild, and runtime libraries. The IAR C/C++ Compiler adheres to a freestanding implementation of the C18 (ISO/IEC 9899:2018) programming language standard and supports all C++17 features. In addition, C++14 (ISO/IEC 14882:2015), C11 (ISO/IEC 9899:2012), C89 (ANSI X3.159-1989) and the IEEE 754 standard for floating-point arithmetic are supported.