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Active-Semi® and IAR Systems Offer New Tools Targeting Class-B Safety Motor Control Applications

Integrated support in IAR Embedded Workbench for Active-Semi PAC5250, PAC5253 and PAC5255 PAC™ ICs enables fast prototyping of home appliances and industrial applications motor control

DALLAS, – February 2, 2016 – (BUSINESSWIRE) – Active-Semi, Inc. ( and IAR Systems ( announced today the availability IAR Embedded Workbench® for ARM® with support for Active-Semi’s Power Application Controller™ (PAC™) ICs targeting BLDC and High-voltage AC motor control applications. The new support now enables developers to design Class-B Safety applications with Active-Semi’s high-performance 600V PAC5250, PAC5253 and PAC5255 ICs, evaluation kits and prequalified IEC 60730 Class-B Safety libraries while working with the powerful, highly-optimized development toolchain IAR Embedded Workbench offered by IAR Systems.

“We continue to expand the ecosystem around PAC™ ICs with easy-to-use evaluation kits, Software IP and Class-B Safety libraries targeting home appliance applications such as refrigerators, washers, dryers and ceiling fans,” says David Briggs, Vice President and General Manager at Active-Semi®. “We are very excited to see the support from IAR Systems providing our customers with leading tools for system development.”

“We are pleased to work with Active-Semi and extend the capabilities of our tools to cover motor control in white-goods and Industrial applications,” says Robert DeOliveira, Director Global Strategic Sales at IAR Systems. “With this support for Active-Semi’s PAC™ ICs, we are excited that IAR Systems is among the first embedded tool providers to offer a Class-B Safety development environment for our worldwide customers.”

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About Active-Semi
Founded in 2004 in Silicon Valley and headquartered in Dallas, Texas, Active-Semi® is a rapidly emerging leader in multi-billion dollar power management and intelligent digital motor drive IC markets. The company’s portfolio of analog and mixed signal SoCs provide scalable core platforms used in charging, powering and embedded digital control systems for industrial, commercial and consumer applications. Active-Semi® offers Power Application Controllers™ (PAC™), DC-DC, AC-DC and ActivePMU™products that significantly reduce solution size and cost, improve system reliability, and shorten system development cycle-time.

Active-Semi® is a multi-national company with 155 patents granted and pending. Active-Semi International Inc. is a Cayman Island corporation backed by leading Venture Capital firms, including, USVP, Tenaya Capital, LG and LDV Partners. More information at

About IAR Systems:
IAR Systems provides developers of embedded systems with world-leading software tools for developing competitive products based on 8-, 16-, and 32-bit processors. Established in Sweden in 1983, the company has over 46,000 customers globally, mainly in the areas of industrial automation, medical devices, consumer electronics, telecommunication, and automotive products. IAR Systems Group AB is listed on NASDAQ OMX Stockholm. For more information, please visit

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