Altium Announces New Compiler for RH850 Automotive Microcontroller Family

The devices offer support for high performance and high reliability automotive applications.

Altium Limited, a provider in Smart System Design Automation, has added to its TASKING C compiler solutions for automotive application development with support for the RH850 architecture from Renesas Electronics.

The RH850 is the newest microcontroller family from Renesas and, according to the company, provides rich functional safety and embedded security features for new and advanced automotive applications. It offers single, multiple and lock-step CPU core structures to support high performance as well as high reliability requirements. Currently available RH850 devices are supported by the TASKING-VX toolset.

The TASKING VX-toolset incorporates the latest MISRA C:2012 guidelines for C programming, in addition to MISRA C:1998 and C:2004. Key features are an eclipse based IDE with integrated compiler and debugger, code generation for fast and compact applications, CERT C secure coding standard and run-time error checking capabilities.

“With the RH850 architecture Renesas has built a microcontroller family that has gained a lot of recognition amongst our automotive customers, resulting in a strong interest for TASKING’s robust and efficient VX compiler technology to support the RH850 series,” says Harm-Andre Verhoef, product manager for TASKING at Altium. “Thanks to close cooperation with Renesas in the development of the new VX-toolset, as well as our ability to develop a compiler that works independently from compilers for other architectures, we have been able to create a stable and highly optimized compiler for the RH850 in a very short time.”

For more information, visit Altium.

Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company’s website.

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