IAR Systems further enhances world-leading development tools for ARM

Uppsala, Sweden—June 12, 2012—IAR Systems® has released a new version of its high-performing development tools for ARM®. IAR Embedded Workbench® for ARM, version 6.40, adds several new features, feature enhancements, and major optimizations.

Feature enhancements include a new source browser and text editor, which enable new user-friendly functionality. The compiler has also been improved with new features and enhancements, and also adds major optimizations. The speed optimizations result in up to 40 percent faster code compared to the previous version, on standard industry benchmarks for ARM Cortex™-M4. Compared to the open-source GCC compiler, the code generated by the IAR C/C++ Compiler™ is 50 percent faster.

One of the benefits of having the shortest possible execution times is the high impact on power consumption. Thanks to its outstanding optimizations and innovative power debugging technology, IAR Embedded Workbench proves to be the ultimate choice for developing low-power applications. IAR Systems’ recent launch of the new high-performing in-circuit debugging probe I-jet™ allows for even more refined power measurements.

IAR Systems provides the world’s broadest support for ARM MCUs, and now strengthens this even further with added support for the energy-efficient ARM Cortex-M0+ core, and the high-end cores ARM Cortex-R5, ARM Cortex-R7, ARM Cortex-A7, and ARM Cortex-A15. This means that IAR Embedded Workbench continues to support the entire range of ARM Cortex cores available. The unmatched offer provides customers of IAR Systems with a unique flexibility to always use the device best suited for their current needs, while being able to reuse code across projects and save costs for training, maintenance, and license management, improving efficiency and reducing time to market for new products.

“The improvements in this version are outstanding,” says Stefan Skarin, CEO, IAR Systems. “We have introduced a number of user-friendly features, new core support and extremely powerful optimizations. I feel confident to say that we are able to provide ARM developers with the best tools on the market.”

More information about IAR Embedded Workbench for ARM, and evaluation licenses, are available at www.iar.com/ewarm

Industry-Specific Glossary: http://www.iar.com/en/Investors/About-IAR-Systems-Group/Industry-Specific-Glossary/

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