ELECTRONICS: STMicroelectronics has announced that IAR Systems, an international supplier of development tools, is now supporting the mainstream 8-bit STM8 microcontrollers by introducing the Embedded Workbench for STM8 (EWSTM8).
The move will ease design using the STM8 devices, increasing flexibility for developers to achieve the optimum MCU performance, features and cost for their applications. IAR’s EWSTM8 tool-set joins the company’s existing EWARM tools supporting the 32-bit STM32 family, allowing either of ST’s major MCU families to be targeted using the same tools and tool supplier. This compatibility delivers a number of advantages that help to speed up project completion, including a familiar user interface and common naming conventions for C-language extensions.
The IAR EWSTM8 embedded workbench provides a comprehensive set of tools including a project manager, editor, build tools including C compiler and linker. The workbench also features a debugger that can be connected to ST’s very low cost ST-LINK in-circuit debugger probe as well as the high-end advanced emulator, STice.
IAR is launching the EWSTM8 embedded workbench at ESC Silicon Valley, Embedded Systems Conference, at the McEnery Convention Center, San Jose, April 26-29, 2010.
-Edited by Kelsey Anderson