IAR Systems well-known build tools in IAR Embedded Workbench for Renesas RX are available in a version supporting Linux. These tools offer leading code quality, outstanding optimizations for size and speed, and fast build times.

Builds in Linux-Based Environments

Complete build tools for Renesas RX, including IAR C/C++ Compiler, IAR Assembler, Linker and the command line build utility IARBuild for supporting Linux-based frameworks for automated application build and test processes. The build tools enable large-scale deployments of critical software building and testing for Human Machine Interface (HMI), Industrial Automation and Wireless Connectivity applications.

Flexible and High Performance

Suitable for installations ranging from a few licenses on a small build server, to massive installations with several hundreds of parallel builds active at the same time. By standardizing on flexible and high performance development tools, companies can benefit from improved license and cost management while improving collaboration and enhancing productivity.

Leading Code Optimizations

The sophisticated IAR Systems optimization technology generates very compact and fast code for Renesas RX. In average, the IAR Build Tools for Linux and IAR Embedded Workbench for Renesas RX generate 27 % smaller code than CC RX and 27 % smaller code than GCC.

Modern, Scalable Workflows

Support for modern and scalable build server topologies for CI/CD pipelines including Virtual Machines, Containers (Docker) and Self-hosted Runners.

Efficient Workflows

Enabled by IAR Build Tools for Linux

Today’s development practices require automated processes to ensure quality, and to run builds and tests continuously. All changes, even minor ones, are merged back to the main branch or repository in a build server so they can be committed and validated in small steps to avoid the integration nightmare to guarantee that all pieces work together just before a release. Merges are done as often as possible or at least once a day.

Many companies are bringing this approach to the next level by adding automated release processes and deployment of the application at any time.

Continuous Integration and Continuous Delivery

Build servers and build farms require flexible and high-performance environments. By using our build tools for Linux, you are able to use Continuous Integration and Continuous Delivery in Linux environments natively or as virtual machines or containers with high performance. This allows you to focus on the source code and not worry about time-consuming manual tasks, while errors are caught automatically.

Latest Releases

IAR Systems are constantly updating and refining our tools with new features, new device support and extended capabilities.

Latest Version: 4.20

IAR Build Tools for Linux

This new product is called IAR Build Tools for Renesas RX and requires a separate product license. It is distributed as a Debian package for Ubuntu containing the IAR C/C++ Compiler, IAR Assembler, Linker and library tools, C-STAT, IARBuild, and runtime libraries.

MISRA C:2012 Amendment 1

The static analysis tool C-STAT has extended its coverage of the MISRA C:2012 Coding Standard and now fully supports MISRA C:2012 Amendment 1. This amendment adds 14 additional rules to MISRA C:2012 with a focus on security concerns highlighted by the ISO C Secure Guidelines. Several of these address specific issues pertaining to the use of untrustworthy data, a well-known security vulnerability.

Extended Coverage of CERT C

The static analysis tool C-STAT has extended its coverage of the SEI CERT C Coding Standard. The SEI CERT C Coding Standard’s goal is to provide rules for developing safe, reliable, and secure systems in the C programming language, with support for C11 constructs. C-STAT covers all rules in the different CERT C sections listed on the CERT C wiki as of January 2020, with the exception of the API, CON, POS, and WIN sections, which are not applicable to IAR Systems products, yielding a total of 90 covered rules.

Link Analysis Trace Information

The link analysis messages now display trace information when relevant. For checks looking for conflicting symbol names, all conflicting declarations are now listed in the trace information instead of each pair of conflicts being described in a separate message. This might lead to fewer reported messages for the same number of found issues.

Optimizing your Resources

Streamlined development and test help optimize time spent developing and testing as well as license management and server utilization. Our build tools are suitable for installations ranging from a few licenses on a small build server, to massive installations with several hundreds of parallel builds active at the same time.

By standardizing on flexible and high performance development tools, companies can benefit from improved license and cost management while improving collaboration and enhancing productivity. For engineering teams and individual engineers, there is a lot to gain from having access to an uninterrupted workflow. In addition, we provide global technical support, and flexible training programs.

Standardize on future-proof tools and services and gain a robust, flexible and complete platform for all aspects of embedded software development.