IAR Systems is making available the KickStart Kit for Renesas’ R-IN32M4-CL3, assisting developers in the development and evaluation of R-IN32M4-CL3 ICs for industrial Ethernet communication which support CC-Link IE TSN targeted for smart factory applications.

The CC-Link IE TSN is an open Industrial Ethernet (IE) technology from CC-Link Partner Association. It combines gigabit Ethernet bandwidth with Time-Sensitive Networking (TSN). Renesas’ R-IN32M4-CL3 has been designed for CC-Link IE TSN and meets TSN specifications of less than one-millionth of a second time synchronization accuracy between applications.

The R-IN32M4-CL3's flexible design allows one system to serve a diversity of networks and applications, which boosts overall factory productivity.

The IAR KickStart Kit for R-IN32M4-CL3 includes a R-IN32M4-CL3-based evaluation board and evaluation licenses of the development toolchain IAR Embedded Workbench for Arm. The complete C/C++ compiler and debugger toolchain IAR Embedded Workbench for Arm which is suitable for applications with strong requirements on high reliability, such as factory applications. The toolchain is available in several editions to suit different customer needs, including a functional safety edition certified by TÜV SÜD according to the requirements of several safety industry standards such as IEC 61508, the international umbrella standard for functional safety.

“Renesas’ R-IN32M4-CL3 industrial Ethernet communication IC addresses the growing demand for CC-Link IE TSN support," said Toshihide Tsuboi, Vice President of Industrial Automation Business Division, Renesas.

“CC-Link IE TSN is a key technology for smart factory applications,” said Masaki Kawazoe, Global Director, CC-Link Partner Association. “Thanks to IAR Systems’ new evaluation kit IAR KickStart Kit for R-IN32M4-CL3 for CC-Link IE TSN, the construction of Smart Factories will be accelerated by the rapid expansion of the compatible products line-up.”