Renesas offers multiple integrated development environments (IDEs) to help support development. e² studio and CS+ (formerly CubeSuite+) are the most complete development environments we offer, and we offer several other special-purpose IDEs, including PM+ (Project Manager), and the High-performance Embedded Workshop (HEW). If you decide to change development environments, please use the following information to help you migrate your projects and/or code.

Please review the following precautions prior to changing IDEs, compilers, or debuggers.

How to Migrate Between Environments

Source Destination
CS+ e² studio
High-performance Embedded Workshop High-performance Embedded Workshop to CS+ High-performance Embedded Workshop to e² studio
PM+ PM+ to CS+ PM+ to e² studio
CS+ CS+ to CS+ CS+ to e² studio
e² studio e² studio to CS+ e² studio to e² studio

Differences in Functionality and Operation

Functionality and Settings Summary PM+ HEW CS+ e² studio
Project management Batch management of files, settings, etc. lens lens lens lens
Changing the MCU Changing the MCU after project creation lens lens lens lens
Rapid Build Speeding up the build time lens lens
Customizing the build Specifying make rules applied when building a project lens panorama_fish_eye (Note1) lens
Call Graph Displaying call Graph for functions panorama_fish_eye lens lens
Function List Displaying lists of function addresses, references, etc. lens lens
Variable List Displaying lists of variable addresses, attributes, etc. lens lens
Detailed setting of events Event setting during debugging lens lens lens lens
Tracking event conditions Tracking event conditions after changing the source panorama_fish_eye panorama_fish_eye lens lens
Debug Sessions Managing multiple emulators or download settings lens panorama_fish_eye (Note2) lens
Action events Displaying values and comments when running a specific portion of the code panorama_fish_eye (Note3) panorama_fish_eye (Note3) lens (Note3) panorama_fish_eye (Note3)
Settings Build options, debug settings panorama_fish_eye panorama_fish_eye lens lens
Pack function Saving and restoring tools used lens
Updating Automatic version updating lens lens lens
Command line Function for performing IDE operations by means of commands lens lens lens

lens Supported, or equivalent functionality is supported | panorama_fish_eye Supported, but relatively inferior | — Unsupported | HEW High-performance Embedded Workshop

Notes

  1. CS+ allows specification of commands only before and after operations such as build, compile, and assemble.
  2. CS+ does not use the concept of sessions, instead allowing a single set of settings for each individual debugging tool. Multiple download file settings are therefore possible. Settings are entered in the properties of the debugging tool.
  3. Equivalent functionality is available by using printf in PM+, High-performance Embedded Workshop, and the e² studio (however, with PM+, this is only available on the simulator, and with the e² studio, this is only available on the virtual console). CS+ can output variables and comments without requiring code specifically for this.

Migrating Between Integrated Development Environments

The documents listed below describe the differences in how projects operate in the different integrated development environments (IDEs). Please review prior to changing IDEs.

  Destination IDE: CS+ IDE: e² studio
Source Compiler CC-RL CC-RX CC-RH CC-RL
IDE: HEW NC30WA   RX development environment migration guide Migration From RX Family and Other Family to RX Family (IDE ed.) (High-performance Embedded Workshop to CS+) (PDF | English, 日本語)    
H8C   RX development environment migration guide Migration From RX Family and Other Family to RX Family (IDE ed.) (High-performance Embedded Workshop to CS+) (PDF | English, 日本語)    
SHC   RX development environment migration guide Migration From RX Family and Other Family to RX Family (IDE ed.) (High-performance Embedded Workshop to CS+) (PDF | English, 日本語) RH850 Development EnvironmentMigration Guide Migration from SuperH Family Compiler to RH850 Family Compiler (Building Guide) (PDF | English, 日本語)  
RXC   RX development environment migration guide Migration From RX Family and Other Family to RX Family (IDE ed.) (High-performance Embedded Workshop to CS+) (PDF | English, 日本語)    
IDE: CS+ CA78K0R, CA78K0 RL78 Development Environment Migration Guide Migration between RL78 family (IDE ed.) (CA78K0R to CC-RL) (PDF | English, 日本語)      
CX, CA850        
CC-RL       RL78 Software Migration Guide CS+ to e2 studio Migration (CC-RL) (PDF | English, 日本語)
HEW
High-performance Embedded Workshop
NC30WA
C/C++ Compiler Package for R8C and M16C Families
H8C
C/C++ Compiler Package for H8SX, H8S, H8 Family
SHC
C/C++ Compiler Package for SuperH Family
RXC
C/C++ Compiler Package for RX Family (IDE: High-performance Embedded Workshop)
CA78K0R, CA78K0
C Compiler Package for RL78 and 78K Families
CX
C Compiler and IDE for V850 Family (for V850E2M core and V850E2S core)
CA850
C Compiler and IDE for V850 Family (for V850E1 core and V850ES core)

Migrating Between Compilers

The documents listed below describe the differences in options or extended language specifications, and describes precautions that must be taken when changing compilers.

    Destination
Compiler CC-RL CC-RX CC-RH
Source NC30WA   RX Development Environment Migration Guide Migration from M16C Family to RX Family (Compiler ed.) (High-performance Embedded Workshop and NC30WA to CS+ and CC-RX) (PDF | English, 日本語)  
H8C   RX Development Environment Migration Guide Migration from H8C Family to RX Family (Compiler ed.) (High-performance Embedded Workshop and H8C to CS+ and CC-RX) (PDF | English, 日本語)  
SHC     RH850 Development Environment Migration Guide Migration from SuperH Family Compiler to RH850 Family Compiler (Coding / Option Guide) (PDF | English, 日本語)
CA78K0R RL78 Development Environment Migration Guide Migration between RL78 family (Compiler ed; Coding) (CA78K0R to CC-RL) (PDF | English, 日本語) (Coding)
RL78 Development Environment Migration Guide Migration between RL78 family (Compiler ed; Compiler option and Assembler option) (CA78K0R to CC-RL) (PDF | English, 日本語) (Compiler and Assembler)
RL78 Development Environment Migration Guide Migration between RL78 family (Compiler ed; Linker option) (CA78K0R to CC-RL) (PDF | English, 日本語) (Linkage Editor)
   
CA850     Development Environment Migration Guide Migrating from V850 to RH850 (Compiler Guide) (PDF | English, 日本語)
CX     RH850 Development Environment Migration Guide Migration From V850E2 Family to RH850 Family (Compiler ed.) (CX to CC-RH) (PDF | English, 日本語)
NC30WA
C/C++ Compiler Package for R8C and M16C Families
H8C
C/C++ Compiler Package for H8SX, H8S, H8 Family
SHC
C/C++ Compiler Package for SuperH Family
CA78K0R
C Compiler Package for RL78 and 78K Families
CA850
C Compiler and IDE for V850 Family (for V850E1 core and V850ES core)
CX
C Compiler and IDE for V850 Family (for V850E2M core and V850E2S core)

Functions to support porting

Migrating Between Debuggers

The documents listed below describe the differences in debugger operation. Please review prior to changing IDEs.

  Destination IDE: CS+
Source MCU RL78 RX
IDE: HEW H8, H8S, H8SX Migration to CubeSuite+ Integrated Development Environment for RL78 Family (On-chip Debug) - Migration from H8, H8S, H8SX to RL78 (PDF | English, 日本語)  
R8C, M16C Migration to CubeSuite+ Integrated Development Environment for RL78 Family (On-chip Debug) - Migration from R8C, M16C to RL78 (PDF | English, 日本語)  
RX   Integrated Development Environment for RX Family - Migration to CubeSuite+ (Emulator) (PDF | English, 日本語)
IDE: CS+ V850    
HEW
High-performance Embedded Workshop