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IAR Systems Adds Support for Atmel’s SAM D20 Microcontrollers

IAR Systems announced development tools support for the ultra-low power SAM D20 microcontroller series from Atmel. Support is available using the high-performance tool suite IAR Embedded Workbench for ARM, which features optimizing build tools and debugging capabilities, including Power Debugging technology.

Atmel’s SAM D20 series is based on the low-power ARM Cortex-M0+ core and integrates features such as high-precision 12-bit analog and internal oscillators, up to eight 16-bit timer/counters, real-time performance, peripheral event system, and flexible clocking options and sleep modes. The series are designed for use in home automation, consumer, smart metering and industrial applications.

The complete development toolchain IAR Embedded Workbench for ARM includes the IAR C/C++ Compiler, assembler, linker, librarian, text editor, project manager, and C-SPY Debugger.

Version 6.60 of the solution supports IAR Systems’ I-scope probe, which is used together with the in-circuit debugging probe I-jet and adds capabilities for current and voltage measurements.

“Atmel and IAR Systems are long-time partners and we are glad to gain early support for our SAM D20 series in the powerful toolchain IAR Embedded Workbench,” said Joerg Bertholdt, director of tools and software, Atmel. “The new series adds to our broad portfolio, ranging from 8-bit AVR MCUs to high-end Cortex-A5 MPUs. Our customers can trust IAR Systems to provide world-leading tools for our complete range of rich-peripheral, ultra-low-power MCUs.”

Support for the SAM D20 family is available using IAR Embedded Workbench for ARM, version 6.60 and later.

For more information, visit IAR Systems.

Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company’s website.


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