IAR Systems Announces Availability of RISC-V Development Tools with Certification for IEC 61508 and ISO 26262

By Tiera Oliver

Associate Editor

Embedded Computing Design

March 04, 2021

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IAR Systems Announces Availability of RISC-V Development Tools with Certification for IEC 61508 and ISO 26262

The functional safety edition of IAR Embedded Workbench for RISC-V is certified by TÜV SÜD and delivers support through the product life cycle.

IAR Systems announced the availability of a certified edition of its development toolchain for RISC-V. The functional safety edition of IAR Embedded Workbench for RISC-V is certified by TÜV SÜD according to the requirements of IEC 61508, the international umbrella standard for functional safety, as well as ISO 26262, which is used for automotive safety-related systems. In addition, the certification covers the international standard IEC 62304, which specifies life cycle requirements for the development of medical software and software within medical devices, and the European railway standards EN 50128 and EN 50657. Also covered are IEC 60730 for Household Appliances, ISO 13849 and IEC 62061 for Machinery Control Systems, IEC 61511 for Process Industry, and ISO 25119 for Agriculture and Forestry.

IAR Systems provides certified editions of the complete compiler and debugger toolchain IAR Embedded Workbench. Per the company, the tests performed and quality assurance measures implemented by IAR Systems have shown that IAR Embedded Workbench for RISC-V complies with the testing criteria specified by the respective standards and is suitable for use in safety-related development. 

IAR Embedded Workbench for RISC-V is a complete development toolchain including the highly optimizing IAR C/C++ Compiler and the feature-rich C-SPY Debugger. The software is complemented by native debugging and trace probes. The debug probe I-jet supports on-chip RAM buffered trace, in addition to JTAG/cJTAG/DAP debug and is complemented by the trace probe I-jet Trace, which can livestream trace information for code coverage and profiling purposes.

The functional safety edition of IAR Embedded Workbench includes a functional safety certificate, a safety report from TÜV SÜD and a Safety Manual. With the certified tools, IAR Systems provides a Functional Safety Support and Update Agreement with support for the sold version for the longevity of the contract. Along with technical support, the agreement includes access to validated service packs and regular reports of known deviations and problems. Functional safety certification for IAR Embedded Workbench for RISC-V, version 1.40, is available now.

For more information, visit: www.iar.com/riscv

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Tiera Oliver, Associate Editor for Embedded Computing Design, is responsible for web content edits, product news, and constructing stories. She also assists with newsletter updates as well as contributing and editing content for ECD podcasts and the ECD YouTube channel. Before working at ECD, Tiera graduated from Northern Arizona University where she received her B.S. in journalism and political science and worked as a news reporter for the university’s student led newspaper, The Lumberjack.

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