IAR Systems has launched an Version 1.40 of its embedded development tools IAR Embedded Workbench for Renesas RL78 microcontroller family.
Version 1.40 supports C++ multiple inheritance feature. The new version enables indexing of an array with a larger size than 64 Kbytes.
The C99 data type long long is introduced in this new version. The long long data type stores extended size integer values as 64-bit and is useful in for example metering applications.
Features to further simplify development of Renesas RL78 include functionality to invoke external analyzers for project files, which is often used as an interface to static analysis tools like PC-lint. Additional integration with external tools is the added custom argument variables which can be used in IAR Embedded Workbench for RL78 when sending arguments to an external build tool.