IAR Systems collaborates with NSITEXE to accelerate functional safety development for RISC-V
Stockholm, Sweden—August 2, 2021—IAR Systems®, the future-proof supplier of software tools and services for embedded development, today announced its partnership with NSITEXE, a group company of DENSO Corporation. The partnership focuses on bringing high-performance solutions for functional safety to applications based on RISC-V.
Functional safety is a constant growing requirement for embedded systems, with automotive applications, industrial automation and medical devices as three of the major driving forces. IAR Systems launched the first edition of its functional safety products certified by TÜV SÜD in 2013. Functional safety for RISC-V is becoming more and more important and in 2020, IAR Systems presented certified development tools for RISC-V. IAR Systems and NSITEXE are now together further expanding the possibilities for companies choosing RISC-V.
NSITEXE was established in 2017 as a wholly-owned subsidiary of DENSO, one of the world’s largest tier one automotive parts manufacturing companies, with significant development in key areas of advanced automotive technologies. The new CPU NS31A supports the automotive standards ISO 26262 as well as AUTOSAR, and can be developed using IAR Embedded Workbench for RISC-V.
“At NSITEXE, development efforts have been focused on three pillars—versatility, efficiency, and functional safety—with massive future trends in mind,” commented Hideki Sugimoto, CTO, NSITEXE, Inc. ”The NS31A implements these as a RISC-V 32-bits general-purpose CPU with high functional safety for users who want to control embedded systems easily, reasonably, and safely. IAR Embedded Workbench® for RISC-V will be the must-use software development tools in the market of RISC-V, and IAR Embedded Workbench for RISC-V and NS31A will be a leading solution for customers who develop safety-related applications.”
“Our collaboration with NSITEXE brings our joint strong technology and services further into the RISC-V community with extended possibilities for functional safety development,” said Stefan Skarin, CEO, IAR Systems. “IAR Systems’ functional safety offering provides the widest standards coverage in the industry, and together with NSITEXE, we are now enabling companies to speed up the path of using RISC-V in applications where ensured safety is critical for success.”