Renesas Electronics Europe Enhances the 'RX Maximisation Program' by adding IAR Embedded Workbench for RX

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26 Feb 2014

Dusseldorf, February 26, 2014 — Renesas Electronics Europe, a premier provider of advanced semiconductor solutions, has added its Platinum partner IAR Systems, the world-leading supplier of embedded development tools, to its innovative RX MAX software program for European customers.


The program is built around the high performance RX 32-bit microcontroller family and comprises free of charge RTOS and middleware components worth up to € 20,000. It allows firmware developers to quickly customise sample code to initiate their applications faster, while reducing system function costs and accelerating time-to-market.


  IAR Systems’ complete C/C++ and debugger toolchain, IAR Embedded Workbench® for RX, has been selected because it significantly enhances the program by producing the smallest code size and the fastest code execution based on EEMBC CoreMark benchmarks of 3.12. The highly sophisticated C-SPY® Debugger incorporated in IAR Embedded Workbench has excellent debugging features such as Kernel Awareness, which is the ability to display the internal RTOS data structures in a convenient series of windows. It provides the user with information about each of the active tasks in the RX device as well as each semaphore, mutex, mailbox, queue and event flag group along with a list of all the tasks waiting on the kernel objects.


  Developers can now qualify for a free-of-charge perpetual unlimited license for the Embedded Workbench C/C++ compiler and debugger toolchain for RX, including one year of support, software upgrades and two hours of web training, valued at € 5,000.


  “Customers will be very pleased with the quality, the performance and the flexibility that the Embedded Workbench for RX offers to handle the most demanding scheduling in their projects, while allowing seamless integration with Micrium and other RTOSes,” said Robert DeOliveira, Director Global Strategic Sales, IAR Systems. “With IAR Systems’ comprehensive and expanding ecosystem supporting all Renesas devices, the Embedded Workbench forms the glue integrating the powerful RX devices with the RTOSes third-party middleware components, and with the end user application code.”


  “We are very pleased to be teaming up on this program with our Platinum Alliance Partner, IAR Systems,” said Microcontroller Marketing Manager, Mohammed Dogar, “providing customers with easier access to the rich RX ecosystem and a complete platform upon which customers can design and implement RX-based products faster, more reliably and with lower production costs. Interested customers should visit to register for the program.”


  The Embedded Workbench for RX is also available in three additional versions covering different customers’ needs, including the free version limited to 64KB C compiled code, the Base Line version limited to 256KB and the functional safety version with safety certification from TÜV SÜD. This complies with the requirements of IEC 61508, the international umbrella standard for functional safety, as well as ISO 26262, which is used for automotive safety-related systems. More information about IAR Embedded Workbench for RX is available at


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About IAR Systems

IAR Systems is the world’s leading supplier of software tools for developing embedded systems applications. The software enables over 19,000 large and small companies to develop premium products based on 8-, 16-, and 32-bit microcontrollers, mainly in the areas of industrial automation, medical devices, consumer electronics, telecommunication, and automotive products. IAR Systems has an extensive network of partners and cooperates with the world’s leading semiconductor vendors. IAR Systems Group AB is listed on NASDAQ OMX Stockholm. For more information, please visit


About Renesas Electronics Europe

Renesas delivers trusted embedded design innovation with complete semiconductor solutions that enable billions of connected, intelligent devices to enhance the way people work and live – securely and safely. As the number one global supplier of microcontrollers, and a leader in A&P and SoC products, Renesas provides the expertise, quality, and comprehensive solutions for a broad range of Automotive, Industrial, Home Electronics (HE), Office Automation (OA) and Information Communication Technology (ICT) applications to help shape a limitless future.

Renesas Electronics Corporation was established in 2010 and is headquartered in Japan.With over 800 hardware and software alliance partners worldwide, it has the industry’s largest local support network. Renesas Electronics’ European structure is comprised of three business units – the Automotive, the Broad-based and the Industrial Solution Business Unit.

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