IAR Embedded Workbench for Arm supports NXP’s S32K3 MCUs

The complete development toolchain IAR Embedded Workbench for Arm now supports NXP Semiconductors’ latest automotive microcontroller (MCU) family, the S32K3.

The announcement extends the list of MCUs supported by the embedded tool suite. NXP’s S32K3 MCUs are designed for automotive body electronics, battery management and zone and domain controllers. The extended MCU support will help developers maximise application performance, maintain a high level of code quality and achieve functional safety compliance in automotive designs, says IAR.

The introduction is intended to meet the growing complexity in automotive embedded systems with development tools that help companies maximise the capabilities of the chosen MCU without compromising on workflow efficiency. IAR Embedded Workbench for Arm delivers optimisations, comprehensive debugging features and integrated code analysis tools. In addition, the toolchain is available in a functional safety edition certified by TÜV SÜD in accordance with 10 standards, such as the international umbrella standard for functional safety, IEC 61508, and the automotive standard ISO 26262

The S32K3 MCUs are based on single, dual and lockstep-configured Arm Cortex-M7 cores and support ASIL B/D safety applications. They include a hardware security engine with NXP firmware, support for firmware over-the-air (FOTA) updates and ISO 26262 compliant real-time drivers software for AutoSAR and non-AutoSAR with IAR Embedded Workbench support.

IAR Systems supplies future-proof software tools and services for embedded development, enabling companies worldwide to create the products of today and the innovations of tomorrow. 

The company was established in 1983 and is headquartered in Uppsala, Sweden. It has sales and support offices all over the world. 

Since 2018, Secure Thingz, which specialises in device security, embedded systems, and lifecycle management, has been part of IAR Systems Group.


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