KPIT Eclipse IDE for Embedded Applications

Solution Description

KPIT Eclipse is an Eclipse-based Integrated Development Environment (IDE) is intended for users targeted at Renesas microcontrollers for RX, SH and H8 families. KPIT Eclipse is developed by extending the Eclipse CDT. This IDE is integrated with Renesas RXC, Renesas SHC, KPIT GNUSH / GNUH8 / GNURX / GNUV850 toolchains. The users will have a seamless development experience on Windows and Linux Hosts.

KPIT Eclipse is free to download and use with worldwide technical support provided free of charge. We do ask however that if you would like to use the tools, you kindly register at

KPIT Eclipse: An Eclipse-based IDE solution for Renesas MCUs (

KPIT Eclipse is a free, Eclipse-based IDE that provides a development environment for embedded applications targeted at the Renesas RX, SH, V850 and H8 microcontroller families. The "KPIT Eclipse IDE v3.04.01 for Windows" installer includes all the
updates and supports integration of Renesas and KPIT GNU toolchains. Users can create and build projects using Renesas RXC, Renesas SHC toolchains, KPIT GNURX, KPIT GNUSH, KPIT GNUV850 and KPIT GNUH8 toolchains all in single KPIT Eclipse IDE.

The main features of this IDE are:

  • Creation and building of C/C++ projects for selected targets of the RX, SH and H8 family of microcontrollers
  • Setting of library generator, compiler, assembler and linker options
  • Support for application debugging on hardware in KPIT Eclipse / using HEW for RX and SH targets. Currently hardware debugging using KPIT Eclipse is not available for GNUH8
  • Support for application debugging using KPIT ELF simulator
  • Sample applications that can be easily debugged on hardware in KPIT Eclipse/ HEW
  • Extensive documentation is provided
  • Tooltips provide detailed information about the toolchain options. This information can be viewed by hovering over the options categories
  • Free technical support and free download at

The KPIT Eclipse IDE is packaged in ready to use Windows and Linux Installers along with release notes, user manuals, tutorials and samples.

The KPIT Eclipse IDE is an extension of the software developed for The IDE is based on Eclipse SDK version 3.5.2 [Galileo] and CDT version 6.0.2.

KPIT Eclipse System requirements

KPIT Eclipse IDE provides an integrated development environment on Windows and Linux hosts. It is assumed that the user has working knowledge of Renesas SHC, RXC and KPIT GNU ELF toolchains.

System Requirement System Parameters
Intel architecture (i586/i686) PC Windows Operating Systems Windows XP service pack 2 Windows Vista service pack 1
Windows 7 (32bit) Linux Operating Systems Fedora Core 10, Fedora Core 11, Fedora Core 12 CPU Clock Rate 200 MHz or higher Minimum System RAM 128 MB Free Disk Space 600 MB

Supported target MCUs

The KPIT Eclipse IDE supports RX, SH, V850 and H8 targets.

Toolchain Target Variants Renesas RXC toolchain RX600: RX610/RX62N/RX62T Renesas SHC toolchain SH-1, SH-2, SH-2E, SH-2A, SH2A-FPU, SH2-DSP, SH-3, SH3-DSP, SH-4, SH-4A, SH4AL-DSP GNUSH toolchain SH-1, SH-2, SH-2A, SH2A (No-FPU), SH-2E, SH-3, SH-3E, SH-4, SH-4A, SH4AL-DSP GNUH8 toolchain H8300, H8300L, H800H, H8/S2000, H8/S2600, H8/SX GNURX toolchain RX600: RX610/RX62N/RX62T GNUV850 toolchain 70F3715 - 70F3724

Supported toolchains

  • KPIT GNUSH v0902(ES) and above
  • KPIT GNUH8 v0902(ES) and above
  • KPIT GNURX v10.01 and above
  • KPIT GNUV850 v11.01 and above
  • Renesas SHC toolchain 9.3.00 and above
  • Renesas RXC toolchain 1.0.00 and above

Debugging Features in KPIT Eclipse

KPIT Eclipse provides the following debug options:

  • Hardware debug
  • Debug using HEW
  • Debug using GDB Simulator
  • Custom Debug

KPIT Eclipse allows hardware debugging within KPIT Eclipse for SH and RX targets. In order to debug your application on RX hardware targets via an E1/E20 or Segger J-Link JTAG interface or on SH hardware targets via an E10A-USB JTAG interface you must install the corresponding Windows device drivers first. Typically these drivers are installed by the HEW IDE installer that was supplied on a CD with your development kit or emulator hardware. In the event of any problems installing these drivers, please contact either your distributor, Renesas tools support or the KPIT GNU Support team ( for assistance.

Currently hardware debug is not supported for H8 target within KPIT Eclipse; however H8 projects can be debugged in HEW.

Terms of use

Parts Copyright © 2009-2011 KPIT Cummins Infosystems Limited.

KPIT Eclipse IDE is an extension of software developed for Source code for the Eclipse Foundation plug-ins is available from, under the Eclipse Public License ("EPL", see

If you use KPIT Tools to develop your application, you should NOT have to release the source code of your application. See for full details. The KPIT Eclipse IDE is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but without any warranty; without even the implied warranty of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.

Free technical support is available for KPIT Tools across the world at

For more information, please visit

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Additional Details

Organization Name: KPIT Cummins Infosystems Ltd

Development Status: Production/Stable

Date Created: Friday, June 18, 2010 - 02:49

License: Commercial - Free

Date Updated: Tuesday, February 28, 2012 - 05:49

Submitted by: KPIT GNU Support

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