IAR Systems brings functional safety tools to RISC-V

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IAR Systems, the supplier of software tools and services for embedded development, has extended its tools offering for RISC-V by announcing a certified version of its development tools.

Certified by TÜV SÜD, the functional safety edition of IAR Embedded Workbench for RISC-V will deliver qualified tools, simplified validation and guaranteed support through the product life cycle.

Certification was carried out in accordance to the requirements of IEC 61508, the international umbrella standard for functional safety, as well as ISO 26262, which is used for automotive safety-related systems. In addition, the certification covers the international standard IEC 62304, which specifies life cycle requirements for the development of medical software and software within medical devices, and the European railway standards EN 50128 and EN 50657.

"We are seeing RISC-V becoming an important architecture not only in broad designs, but specifically in automotive applications," said Stefan Skarin, CEO, IAR Systems. "By providing our development tools with certification according to ISO 26262, we enable the RISC-V community to further expand and more rapidly bring functional safety designs to the market.

"As a commercial tools vendor, we are able to provide global technical support as well as invest in keeping our products robust, maintained and qualified. Our certified tools will enable our customers to speed up the path to using RISC-V in safety-critical applications within automotive and other areas."

The functional safety edition of IAR Embedded Workbench includes a functional safety certificate, a safety report from TÜV SÜD and a Safety Manual. With the certified tools, IAR Systems provides a Functional Safety Support and Update Agreement with guaranteed support for the sold version for the longevity of the contract. Along with prioritised technical support, the agreement includes access to validated service packs and regular reports of known deviations and problems.