IAR Systems Helps Reduce Power Consumption in Embedded Systems

IAR Systems® announced an innovative technology specifically designed to enable software developers to reduce power consumption in embedded systems. With a rapidly increasing demand for low-power solutions in embedded systems, IAR Systems’ new technology signifies a great leap in embedded software development, and advances the product leadership of the company. The technology will start with new functionality in our world-leading product IAR Embedded Workbench®, and will continue with additional products and solutions as an integrated part of our core technology.

The new functionality in IAR Embedded Workbench works by coupling power consumption directly to the application software, and enables the developer to analyze power consumption and correlate it with program execution. Using this approach, developers can tune and optimize the application’s power profile. Oscilloscopes are commonly used to display and measure power consumption, but the new functionality helps the developer to actually connect the power consumption to what is happening in the software. The functionality also dramatically reduces the effort required to identify the underlying causes of a power glitch.

“We have seen a growing interest among our customers for a means to reduce power consumption. Announcing the new functionality is the first step in our strategy to introduce innovations for low-power embedded software development by leveraging on our world-class core technology in IAR Embedded Workbench,” said Stefan Skarin, CEO of IAR Systems. “We are committed to pioneering low-power debugging and I believe that most of our customers will benefit from the new technology and the new functionality in our products.”

IAR Systems will start including the technology with new functionality in IAR Embedded Workbench later in 2010.

IAR Embedded Workbench is a set of development tools for building and debugging embedded system applications using assembler, C and C++. It provides a completely integrated development environment that includes a project manager, editor, build tools and the C-SPY debugger.

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About IAR Systems
IAR Systems is the world’s leading supplier of software tools for embedded systems that enable large and small companies to develop premium products based on 8-, 16-, and 32-bit microcontrollers, mainly in the areas of industrial automation, medical devices, consumer electronics and automotive products. IAR Systems has an extensive network of partners and cooperates with the world’s leading semiconductor vendors. Established in 1983, IAR Systems is part of the Intoi Group since 2005.