IAR Systems announces support for high-end ARM processors
Embedded Systems Expo, Tokyo, Japan and Uppsala, Sweden — May 12, 2011 — IAR Systems® today announced that its software development tool suite IAR Embedded Workbench® now supports code generation and debugging on the ARM Cortex-A8 and ARM Cortex-A9 processor cores. IAR Embedded Workbench allows engineers to build and debug software for applications requiring high computing performance and low power consumption.

“We are committed to provide customers with reliable and powerful development tools for current and future ARM processors” said Stefan Skarin, CEO of IAR Systems. The availability of a single development environment for all ARM cores to provide migration paths is of great importance for customers running multiple projects on different processors.”

ARM Cortex-A8 and Cortex-A9 based devices are typically used where a combination of high performance and low power consumption is required, for example in handheld high-end consumer electronics and advanced medical applications. IAR Embedded Workbench provides developers with tools supporting the development of software applications that meet these requirements. IAR C/C++ Compiler adds software performance by applying many advanced optimizations that fully utilize the processor’s capabilities, while IAR C-SPY Debugger provides the latest power debugging technology from IAR Systems, allowing users to tune applications for minimized power consumption.

Support for ARM Cortex-A8 and Cortex-A9 is included in IAR Embedded Workbench for ARM from version 6.20. Evaluation versions are available for download at www.iar.com/ewarm.
About IAR Systems

IAR Systems is the world’s leading supplier of software tools for developing embedded systems applications. The software enables over 14 000 large and small companies to develop premium products based on 8-, 16-, and 32-bit microcontrollers, mainly in the areas of industrial automation, medical devices, consumer electronics, telecommunication and automotive products. IAR Systems has an extensive network of partners and cooperates with the world’s leading semiconductor vendors. IAR Systems is listed on NASDAQ OMX Stockholm via its owner Intoi AB. Intoi AB is being renamed IAR Systems Group. When the amendment is registered with the Companies Registration Office, the company's ticker symbol on the NASDAQ OMX will become IAR. For more information, please visit www.iar.com.

Editor's Note: IAR Systems, IAR Embedded Workbench, C-SPY, visualSTATE, The Code to Success, IAR KickStart Kit, IAR and the logotype of IAR Systems are trademarks or registered trademarks owned by IAR Systems AB. J-Link and J-Trace are trademarks licensed to IAR Systems AB. All other products are trademarks of their respective owners.
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