Renesas launches integrated code generator support with SEGGER Embedded Studio

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In collaboration with Renesas, SEGGER has announced that Embedded Studio has now been integrated into the Renesas code generator known as Smart Configurator.

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This brings end-to-end SEGGER support for the new R9A02G021 group of MCUs, Renesas’ first 32-bit RISC-V devices for general purpose applications.

The Renesas Smart Configurator enables design engineers to graphically configure all MCU peripherals such as timers, interfaces, and interrupt controllers to generate source code projects ready to build in SEGGER Embedded Studio. Engineers can take advantage of the code optimisation of the built-in C/C++ compiler and the debug capabilities of the J-Link debug probes to bring their RISC-V designs to market more quickly.

“Global ecosystem partnerships are very important to support the success of any new product," says Daryl Khoo, Vice President of the Embedded Processing 1st Business Division at Renesas. “We are pleased to partner with SEGGER to provide our customers with reliable and efficient development tools for Renesas’ first commercially viable 32-bit RISC-V product, targeting general purpose applications. Together, our solutions can accelerate the RISC-V-based product adoption.”

"Partnering with Renesas on this new MCU group further demonstrates SEGGER’s commitment to supporting key silicon vendors in the fast-moving RISC-V market,” says Rolf Segger, founder of SEGGER. “With SEGGER's Friendly License, Embedded Studio is free for non-commercial use and can always be evaluated (commercially or not) without cost, registration, or restriction. Ease of use, small code size, fast execution speed and many other features have led to an increase in popularity with both end users and silicon vendors.”

The SEGGER ecosystem of development tools for RISC-V includes Embedded Studio (multi-platform IDE with the highly optimising C/C++ SEGGER Compiler), Ozone (full-featured graphical debugger), and SystemView (real-time recording and visualization tool) as well as programming and debug support with SEGGER’s industry leading J-Link family of debug probes.

For the production phase, SEGGER’s Flasher family of in-circuit programmers ensure a high yield rate. These production tools inherit programming support for the R9A02G021 group from J-Link. Programming external memories via the microprocessor is supported as well.