IAR Systems and GigaDevice collaborate to bring RISC-V solutions to the market

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IAR Systems and GigaDevice Semiconductor, a Flash memory and MCU provider, have formed a partnership to deliver powerful development tools for GigaDevice’s RISC-V based microcontrollers (MCUs).

IAR Systems provides the C/C++ compiler and debugger toolchain IAR Embedded Workbench, which offers code performance for size and speed, as well as extensive debugging functionality with a fully integrated debugger including simulator and hardware debugging support.

GigaDevice is a fabless company that's working to develop advanced memory technology and IC solutions. It produces a wide range of SPI NOR Flash, SPI NAND Flash, and MCUs for use in embedded, consumer, and mobile communications applications and ships more than 1 billion units every year. In 2019, GigaDevice launched the world’s first RISC-V-based general-purpose MCU products.

The RISC-V technology and ecosystem are evolving rapidly, increasing the need for professional development tools. IAR Systems and GigaDevice are responding to this with this collaboration, which will bring IAR Systems’ compiler and debugger technology to users of GigaDevice’s RISC-V-based MCUs. The collaboration will enable companies to create powerful, easy-to-use, complete solutions based on RISC-V.

“We are very excited about this collaboration with GigaDevice as it will bring support for their award-winning RISC-V 32-bit processor core to our leading development tools,” said Thomas Andersson, Product Manager, IAR Systems. “The combination of GigaDevice’s processor core and IAR Embedded Workbench adds great device power optimization and development efficiency to the RISC-V community.”

Eric Jin, Product Marketing Director, GigaDevice. added, “Together, we will offer powerful solutions for GigaDevice’s GD32VF103 series that will enable our customers to meet the demanding requirements of today's interconnected applications, especially in areas such as industrial control, consumer, IoT, edge computing and artificial intelligence.”