IAR Systems, a provider of software tools for embedded systems, announced today that its build and debug tool chain IAR Embedded Workbench has been selected by Ocean Modules, an ISO 9001:2008 certified manufacturer of remotely-operated vehicles (ROV), for the next generation underwater technology.
Ocean Modules V8 Offshore ROV is controlled through a combination of 8-bit Atmel AVR and 32-bit Atmel ARM MCUs and IAR Embedded Workbench was selected for its reliability.
Ocean Modules V8 Offshore ROV with its 360⁰ control system can operate at a depth of 3,000 meters and is fitted with sampling and recording equipment, sensors and tools for underwater exploration, intervention and reporting, to suit the requirements of each customer. ARM processors are used for the more demanding tasks, e.g. the automatic control system for steering the vehicle, rapid data communication and monitoring of the entire system. AVR processors are used in submodules such as distributed I/O devices, for local measuring, monitoring and basic steering functions.
“We are very pleased that Ocean Modules has standardized on IAR Embedded Workbench for their new ROV,” says Liselott Lundeborg, Nordic Sales Manager, IAR Systems. “A system operating 3,000 meters below the water surface and under extremely rugged conditions must be completely reliable and IAR Systems is committed to providing tools that meet the requirements of Ocean Modules.”
“We are proud of our ROV technology and committed to offer our customers the best system for underwater inspections,” says Claes Drougge, CEO, Ocean Modules. “Our staff members have had extensive industrial experience of IAR Systems as a reliable provider of robust tools that you can depend on. Their quality tools and broad MCU support made it an easy decision to select IAR Embedded Workbench for development of the software parts of our system.”
Offshore Energy Today Staff , December 12, 2011; Image: IAR Systems