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High-performance Embedded Workshop

What is High-performance Embedded Workshop?  (from Renesas Electronics)

The High-performance Embedded Workshop (HEW) provides a GUI-based integrated development environment for the development and debugging of embedded applications for Renesas microcontrollers.

HEW, a powerful yet easy to use tool suite, features an industry standard user interface and is designed using a modular ap...  Read more


High-performance Embedded Workshop is a software program developed by Renesas Electronics. The most common release is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. The primary executable is named hew2.exe. The setup package generally installs about 26 files. Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows XP. While about 35% of users of High-performance Embedded Workshop come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and Taiwan.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.renesas.com/products/tools/ide/ide_hew/index.jsp
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Renesas\Hew
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{76CA0F9D-9E77-11D5-B0FC-00C04FC0E932}\setup.exe" -runfromtemp -l0x0009 -uninst -removeonly
Language: English

Program filesFiles installed by High-performance Embedded Workshop

Program executable:hew2.exe
Name:High-performance Embedded Workshop
Path:C:\Program Files\renesas\hew\hew2.exe
Additional files:
  • E1usbdrv.dll - Renesas High-performance Embedded Workshop (E7/E8/E10A-USB Emulator USB Driver Library)
  • AppExtRes.dll - High-performance Embedded Workshop
  • Conspawn.exe
  • HewTargetServer.exe - High-Performance Embedded Workshop (HewTargetServer Module)
  • hmake.exe - hmake
  • PdTargetServer.exe - PdTargetServer Module
  • FDTApiExt.dll - FDTApiExt Dynamic Link Library (FDTApiExt DLL)
  • FDTApiExtRes.dll
  • RComms.dll - Generic Communications Interface Component
  • GenericSerial.dll (by Hitachi Micro Systems Europe Ltd and Hitachi) - Generic Serial Comms Dynamic Link Library (Generic Serial Comms DLL.)
  • RWUXThemeS.dll (by Rogue Wave Software Inc) - RWUXTheme Dynamic Link Library
  • sfl11Aas.dll (by Rogue Wave Software) - Stingray Foundation Library (Stingray Foundation Library DLL - Release Ver.)
  • sfl11as.dll (by Stingray Software)
  • sfl201as.dll (by Rogue Wave Software)
  • Csh.dll (by Blue Sky Software) - What's This? Help Composer (User RunTime Communication DLL)
  • CsHtml.dll (by Blue Sky Software)
  • OTP71as.dll (by Stingray Software) - Objective Toolkit PRO (Objective Toolkit PRO DLL - Release Ver.)
  • OT711as.dll - Objective Toolkit (Objective Toolkit DLL - Release Ver.)
  • OTP801as.dll
  • OE611as.dll (by Rogue Wave Software Inc) - Objective Edit (Objective Edit DLL - Release Ver.)
  • OE61as.dll (by RogueWave Software)
  • OE701as.dll
  • BugTracker.dll
  • vc6-re200l.dll

How do I remove High-performance Embedded Workshop?

You can uninstall High-performance Embedded Workshop from your computer by using the Add/Remove Program feature in the Window's Control Panel.
  1. On the Start menu (for Windows 8, right-click the screen's bottom-left corner), click Control Panel, and then, under Programs, do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program High-performance Embedded Workshop, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: Click Uninstall.
    • Windows XP: Click the Remove or Change/Remove tab (to the right of the program).
  3. Follow the prompts. A progress bar shows you how long it will take to remove High-performance Embedded Workshop.

Win 7 (SP1) 70%
Win 10 10%
Uninstall it 9%
Keep it 91%
United States

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 70.00%
Windows XP 20.00%
Windows 10 10.00%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Professional 45.00%
Microsoft Windows XP 20.00%
Windows 7 Home Premium 15.00%
Windows 7 Ultimate 10.00%
Windows 8 5.00%
Windows 10 Home 5.00%

Distribution by countryGeography

34.62% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 34.62%
  Germany 19.23%
  Taiwan 7.69%
  Italy 7.69%
  UA 3.85%
  France 3.85%
  Austria 3.85%
  Argentina 3.85%
  Romania 3.85%
  Netherlands 3.85%
  Poland 3.85%
  United Kingdom 3.85%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Acer 28.57%
Dell 21.43%
Lenovo 14.29%
ASUS 14.29%
Compaq 7.14%
Toshiba 7.14%
MSI 7.14%
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