VectorCAST/C++ Features Extended Support for Renesas HEW Environment

Vector Software, the leading provider of software test tools for embedded systems, announced extended support for the Renesas High-Performance Embedded Workshop (HEW) development environment. This newest integration enables users to unit test their code and measure code coverage automatically on M16C/R8C and SuperH (SH) simulators.

VectorCAST/C++ leverages the capabilities of HEW through the HEW Target Server, an API published by Renesas. HEW enables a superior degree of test automation and user feedback during execution. It also opens the door for many other possible integrations including: additional chips (such as M32C, R32C, and H8), highly automated board support, and integration with third-party debuggers (such as Lauterbach TRACE32 and others). M16C/R8C and SH architectures were originally released by Mitsubishi Semiconductors and Hitachi Semiconductors, respectively.

“We are proud to bring the benefits of highly automated unit and integration test to Renesas HEW users,” says Bill McCaffrey, Director of Marketing at Vector Software. “This integration was already road-tested by a beta client in Asia, and the feedback we received was extremely positive. This development effort will enable us to better serve the vast community of HEW users in Automotive, Electronics and beyond.”

About Renesas Electronics Corporation
Renesas Electronics Corporation (TSE: 6723) is the world’s number one supplier of microcontrollers and a premiere supplier of advanced semiconductor solutions including microcontrollers, SoC solutions, and a broad range of analog and power devices.

About Vector Software
Vector Software, Inc. is the leading independent provider of automated software testing tools for developers of safety critical embedded applications. Vector Software’s VectorCAST line of products, automate and manage the complex tasks associated with unit, integration, and system level testing. The VectorCAST tools support the C, C++, and Ada programming languages.