Embedded Studio adds Renesas RE family

Embedded Studio adds Renesas RE family

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By Nick Flaherty

Segger has added support for the Renesas RE family of microcontrollers to its Embedded Studio tool.

Embedded Studio is a cross-platform integrated development environment (IDE) for embedded systems development that uses Segger’s own runtime and floating point libraries, compilers and linkers. All of these components were developed from the ground up specifically for resource-constrained embedded systems, are extensively used internally at Segger, and are continuously updated and developed. 

The power efficiency of the Renesas RE Family of MCUs (including the RE01-256K), combined with the low resource usage of SEGGER software, minimizes, or sometimes even removes, the need to recharge or replace batteries. This combined efficiency could have far reaching effects; for home and building automation, smart farming, factories, a wide range of medical devices, wearable applications and more.

Optimisations are made at various stages of the build process to reduce code size and improve execution speed. The linker can make optimal use of the typically small memory of microcontrollers. Code blocks can be distributed over several memory areas and unusable memory locations can be omitted.

Embedded Studio also supports all the features that characterize J-Link and J-Trace, such as unlimited breakpoints in flash memory or RTT (Real Time Transfer).

For educational and non-commercial purposes, Embedded Studio can be downloaded free of charge and without registration from the Segger website. There are no restrictions in terms of code size, features or duration of use.

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