Telecoms, Datacoms, Wireless, IoT


Cloud toolbox for Renesas MCUs

16 May 2018 Telecoms, Datacoms, Wireless, IoT

Renesas Electronics announced the new Renesas Synergy Enterprise Cloud Toolbox v1.1, a software application project that, together with the Synergy AE-CLOUD1 kit, provides a reference design and starting point for users to connect to enterprise clouds such as Microsoft Azure, Amazon Web Services and Google Cloud Platform.

The company claims the toolbox can allow users to connect to enterprise clouds in 10 minutes or less, and save embedded developers weeks or even months in creating a secure end-to-end Internet of Things (IoT) application for monitoring and controlling the surrounding environment in home, building, or industrial automation systems.

The software can be cut and paste into real projects, enabling code reuse to accelerate product development. The software includes project files and C source code for the microcontroller (MCU) based on the Synergy Software Package (SSP) v1.3.3, and Java/JavaScript source code for the web dashboard. The MCU software executes on the companion AE-CLOUD1 kit, which contains a Synergy S5D9 fast prototyping board, Wi-Fi module and a SEGGER J-Link Lite debugger/programmer.

To start an IoT application, developers simply download the Cloud Toolbox application project for use with either of the two Synergy development environments – e2studio or IAR Embedded Workbench – to build and modify the embedded MCU and dashboard source code.

The toolbox allows developers to use the SSP’s integrated Message Queue Telemetry Transport (MQTT) for NetX Duo and NetX Secure transport layer security to connect to their cloud vendor of choice. At no cost, developers can also make this connection using a Renesas-hosted cloud account. The toolbox makes it easy for users to visualise their sensor data on a password protected, private dashboard streaming live to the cloud from Synergy MCU-based hardware over an Ethernet or Wi-Fi connection.

For more information contact Callie Lombard, Hi-Q Electronics, +27 (0)11 894 8083, callie@hi-q.co.za, www.hi-q.co.za



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