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Embedded studio shrinks RISC-V application size

December 29, 2020  EP&T Magazine

SEGGER Embedded Studio for RISC-V now comes with the Linker in addition to the GNU linker. Product has been developed from the ground up to create executables for embedded systems. For RISC-V, it shrinks the size of the resulting programs by up to 15%, shortens link time, delivers a detailed map file and provides more flexibility. Product provides an integrated integrity check generation with a number of algorithms (CRCs and hashes), plus the ability to automatically place code and data in non-contiguous regions, and prioritize data into fast memories. To achieve this improvement in code density, product uses a combination of various optimization strategies. Such techniques include ordering code and data in the most efficient way to use short addressing modes, as well as replacing code sequences with more efficient ones, along with the use of spring-boarding technologies. 

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