CodeScape Supports Next Generation In-Vehicle Systems and Telematics

8/4/2003 - CodeScape, the specialist SuperH series embedded tools arm of Imagination Technologies plc, announced support for Renesas Technology Corp's SH7760 high-performance processor for use in in-vehicle information systems such as next-generation telematics products and industrial equipment such as POS terminals.

Increasingly preferred for application development in a range of fields including car information systems and networking appliances, CodeScape is now available to developers using the SH7760 processor and delivers the experience and rich functionality gained over a decade of concentrating on supporting SuperH cores to this latest member of the product range.

Dr. Manfred Schlett, Product Marketing Manager, Renesas Europe SH System group says: "We recommend CodeScape's superior tool solution to all our customers due to its great debug features. We are delighted that, with its newly announced support for the SH7760, CodeScape is continuing to provide the broadest range of coverage for SH processors."

CodeScape supports the complete development cycle from hardware bring-up to firmware and application development. The development environment includes seamlessly integrated software tools and hardware interfaces to fully exploit the on-chip debug capabilities of the SH7760. CodeScape's rich toolset is built around a powerful source-level debugger and extends to function-level profilers and pipeline simulators. CodeScape closely integrates with tools from Renesas, GNU (included), and others to ensure full use of the debug information they generate.

The DASH4 Development Interface for the SH-4 series provides complete low-level debug support, such as ROM-less boot, and high performance communications channels with the target. The DASH4 is fully networkable and uses the H-UDI to communicate with the target at up to 1.5Mbytes/s and via Ethernet with the host at up to 1Mbyte/s.

Ian Oliver, VP of Development, CodeScape says: "The SH7760 is a very interesting and exciting new product and we're pleased to now offer full support for it in our toolset. We have worked closely with Renesas and the thousands of developers already using CodeScape to offer a cost-effective and flexible solution enabling our customers to shorten their time-to-market and improve the quality of their products."

CodeScape includes software tools and hardware interfaces to fully exploit the on-chip debug capabilities of each supported processor. Processors supported by CodeScape include over 20 different SH devices across the SH-2, SH-2e, SH-DSP, SH-3, SH3-DSP, and SH-4 families. CodeScape products are available from or from Renesas distributors worldwide.

SuperHTM is a trademark of for Renesas Technology Corp.

About Renesas Europe Ltd.
Renesas Europe Ltd., is a wholly owned subsidiary of for Renesas Technology Corp's. Japan. It has operations throughout EMEA (Europe, Middle-East, Africa) that provide sales, marketing, technical support and research and development. Renesas's semiconductor and display products are key components in the fields of smart cards, communications, automotive, consumer, industrial, displays and system LSI. They include the SuperHTM RISC microprocessors, the H8 microcontroller family, smart card controllers, TFT displays, memories (Flash and SRAM), transistors and diodes, and network products. For reader enquiries or more information on the products and services offered in Europe by Renesas Semiconductor, please visit the Web site at: or email

About Renesas Technology Corp.
Renesas Technology Corp. designs and manufactures highly integrated semiconductor system solutions for mobile, networking, automotive, industrial and digital home electronics markets. Established on April 1, 2003 as a joint venture between Hitachi, Ltd. (TSE:6501, YSE:HIT) and Mitsubishi Electric Corporation (TSE:6503) and headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, Renesas Technology is one of the largest semiconductor companies in the world and the number one microcontroller supplier globally. Besides microcontrollers, Renesas Technology offers system-on-chip devices, Smart Card ICs, mixed-signal products, flash memories, SRAMs and more. For more information on Renesas, please visit the company's Web site at

About Imagination Technologies
Imagination Technologies Group plc is an international IP licensing company that develops, licenses and supplies market-leading graphics/video cores, real-time DSP-enabled multithreaded processors, communication and broadcast technologies for the consumer entertainment and PC markets. It supplies both licensable IP (Intellectual Property) and related advanced development tools to leading semiconductor and consumer electronics companies worldwide. Imagination Technologies Group plc has its corporate headquarters in the United Kingdom and is publicly traded on the London Stock Exchange (FTSE:IMG). See:

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