IAR Systems and Express Logic have formed an IoT Development Partnership to provide customers with easier, secure, and faster development, resulting in shorter time to market for connected applications.

With embedded applications continuously growing in complexity, the need for pre-integrated solutions and complete development platforms is increasing. The Renesas Synergy Platform highlights one example where tools from both IAR Systems and Express Logic play vital roles. Now, with the IoT Development Partnership, the companies plan to focus on additional opportunities to integrate their products, providing developers with tools that are secure and easier to use out-of-the-box.

“New markets and increased consolidations within the embedded industry drive the creation of new and evolved ecosystems,” said Stefan Skarin, CEO, IAR Systems. “In this changing landscape, vendors need to work together at a deeper level to accommodate our customers’ demand for integrated, secure, and highly available technology. Renesas has taken a leap with the Renesas Synergy platform, and we are glad to be part of it.”

William Lamie, president, Express Logic, said: “We have a large number of joint customers with varied and complex requirements that include security. Our recently announced X-Ware Secure Platform is based on IAR Embedded Workbench and is a direct result of our IoT Development Partnership.”

IAR Embedded Workbench is a complete set of development tools incorporating IDE tools, the IAR C/C++ Compiler and the C-SPY Debugger. The tools are said to offer support for devices from all major vendors. Express Logic’s ThreadX RTOS has been deployed in more than 5.4billion products in the fields of consumer electronics, industrial control, medical devices, and wireless networking.

The integration of IAR Embedded Workbench and the ThreadX RTOS is claimed to provide a high level of intuitiveness and efficiency, including features such as MISRA-compliant C/C++ source code, single-click integration of the C-SPY Debugger with Express Logic’s TraceX, and best-of-class RTOS awareness, providing insight into application execution performance as well as RTOS objects such as threads, message queues, semaphores, and mutexes. In addition to ThreadX, Express Logic is claimed to provide middleware, including integrated TCP/IP stacks, an embedded file system, USB protocol stacks and an embedded graphical user interface development toolkit—all fully integrated with IAR Embedded Workbench.