New addition to automotive micro-controller family
The RH850 from Altium is the latest automotive microcontroller family from Renesas to offer high performance, balanced with low power consumption over a wide and scalable range of products.
This family provides rich functional safety and embedded security features needed for new and advanced automotive applications. It offers a range of CPU core structures (single, multiple, lock-step and combination thereof) to support high performance and/or high reliability requirements.
The new Tasking VX-toolset supports all currently available RH850 devices. Altium will continue to work with Renesas to support future RH850 variants to ensure the delivery of Tasking’s well-respected multi-core support features developed in collaboration with Altium’s Tier-1 automotive customers.
The Tasking VX-toolset for RH850 is the first compiler to incorporate support for the latest MISRA C:2012 guidelines for C programming, in addition to the MISRA C:1998 and C:2004 guidelines. Tasking’s MISRA C support enables developers to easily select the MISRA rules to enforce and configure the MISRA guidelines in accordance with the company’s prescribed rules in order to increase code safety, reliability and maintainability.
By providing support for MISRA C:2012, developers now can benefit from the latest guideline improvements that can reduce the cost and complexity of compliance, whilst aiding consistent, safe use of C in critical systems.
“With the RH850 architecture Renesas has built a micro controller family that has gained a lot of recognition amongst our automotive customers, resulting in a strong interest for Tasking’s robust and efficient VX compiler technology to support the RH850 series,” says HarmAndre Verhoef, Tasking product manager at Altium.
“Thanks to close cooperation with Renesas in the development of the new VX-toolset, as well as our ability to develop a compiler that works independently from compilers for other architectures, we have been able to create a stable and highly optimised compiler for the RH850 in a very short time.”
Tasking’s Viper technology used in the new RH850 compiler ensures compatibility to other Tasking toolsets and eases application migration..