IAR Systems (Uppsala, Sweden) has announced the availability of version 4.20 of its embedded development toolchain IAR Embedded Workbench for AVR32. In addition to user-friendly functionality, the version includes major enhancements to the advanced code optimizations technology, gaining significantly faster code execution as well as smaller code size. The enhancements result in heavily improved scores on the CoreMark benchmark test suite. Scores are more than 80 percent higher compared to the previous version. Features include:
- New text editor with user-friendly features such as auto-completion, parameter hints, code folding, block select and indent, bracket matching, zoom, and word/paragraph navigation.
- New source browser adds features for going directly to a chosen declaration, and for finding all references to a symbol.
Iinline assembler extended with the possibility to take input arguments, give return values, and read or write to C symbols.
- Project connections to make it easy to use external device configuration tools alongside IAR Embedded Workbench.
For more information, visit www.iar.com.