IAR Systems announces starter kit for Renesas RL78 family

by K C Krishnadas, TechOnline India - February 10, 2012

The optimizing IAR Embedded Workbench is the only C/C++ compiler and debugger toolchain that supports this microcontroller family.

IAR Systems, a supplier of software tools for developing embedded systems applications, has announced its first starter kit for RL78?G13 containing all the hardware and software needed to design, start developing, test, and evaluate applications.

The kit has an evaluation board from Renesas, with an integrated TK debugger on-board, LCD, digital light and temperature sensors, 3-axis accelerometer, Micro SD slot, microphone, audio output, IR transmitter/receiver, and more. Included in the kit are also IAR Embedded Workbench for RL78, Kickstart edition, and sample projects that employ peripherals using sensors, a display and an audio speaker.

The optimizing IAR Embedded Workbench is the only C/C++ compiler and debugger toolchain that supports this microcontroller family. IAR Embedded Workbench supports all RL78 devices, and IAR Systems said it will supply tools for all Renesas microcontrollers.

The Renesas RL78 microcontrollers are advanced 16-bit MCUs combining low power consumption and high performance, designed for ultra-low-power applications such as patient monitors, toothbrushes, smoke detectors, home appliances, industrial gauges, battery-operated power tools, computer peripherals, and audio equipment. The microcontroller family is based on the 78K0R architecture with integrated peripherals inherited from the R8C family. IAR Systems has substantial experience from developing tools for both these families.

IAR KickStart Kit for Renesas RL78/G13 is priced at EUR 90/USD 105 with the part number being KSK-YRDKRL78G13. More information is available at www.iar.com/kits.

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