IAR Systems provides C99 compliance to 8051 software tools

Uppsala, Sweden—September 19, 2011— IAR Systems has announced that its development toolsuite IAR Embedded Workbench for 8051 now complies with the ISO/IEC 9899:1999 standard, also known as C99. The IAR C/C++ compiler is believed to be the world’s first compiler for the 8051 architecture to fully support C99. It is the current C standard, developed as an improvement of the previous C90 standard and introducing several new language features.

Being the current C programming standard, C99 is a warrant for future portability since more and more microcontroller architectures become supported by C99 compliant compilers. Most of IAR Systems’ compilers are compliant to the C99 standard, a fact that can make porting code between microcontroller architectures more efficient and safe.

IAR Embedded Workbench for 8051 is a set of reliable and powerful C and C++ tools for building and debugging embedded system software for embedded systems. It provides a user friendly integrated development environment including a project manager, editor, build tools and debugger. In a continuous workflow, source files and projects can be created, built and debugged on hardware or in a simulator.

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