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Renesas Electronics America Expands Renesas IoT Sandbox with RX65N Wi-Fi Connectivity Kit to Accelerate IoT Development

Renesas IoT Sandbox with Integrated Smart Proximity Demo Provides Actionable Insights for Real-World Applications

SANTA CLARA, Calif., December 4, 2017 — Renesas Electronics America Inc., a premier supplier of advanced semiconductor solutions, today expanded its Renesas IoT Sandbox lineup with the new RX65N Wi-Fi Cloud Connectivity Kit, offering greater flexibility for developers creating new applications for the Internet of Things (IoT). Powered by Renesas IoT Sandbox, the RX65N Wi-Fi Cloud Connectivity Kit provides an easy-to-use platform for connecting to the cloud, evaluating IoT solutions, and creating IoT applications through cloud services and real-time workflows.

The RX65N Wi-Fi Cloud Connectivity Kit integrates the high-performance Renesas RX65N microcontroller (MCU) and Medium One’s Smart Proximity demo with the data intelligence featured inRenesas IoT Sandbox. This powerful combination enables customers to reduce the complexity barriers associated with IoT application development and significantly accelerate the prototyping process.

“The ability to bring new and differentiated connected applications to market quickly and cost effectively remains a challenge and a top priority for many companies entering the highly competitive IoT ecosystem,” said Tim Burgess, Senior Director, Renesas Electronics Corporation. “The RX65N Wi-Fi Cloud Connectivity Kit joins the Renesas IoT Sandbox to bridge these gaps with powerful MCUs, secure connectivity, proven embedded tools, and robust cloud-based services. Together, they allow customers to focus on their applications while the Renesas IoT Sandbox delivers intelligent insights to power them.”

“The Smart Proximity demo is one illustration of the robustness of Renesas IoT Sandbox and the power of the RX65N MCU. By utilizing an RX65N with ultrasonic presence sensor, this demo illustrates how users can easily build IoT applications for the Industrial, Retail, or Consumer IoT markets,” said David Thai, CEO and Founder of Medium One. “By collaborating with Renesas, users get the fastest, simplest way to implement their IoT solutions.” 

Key Features of the Renesas IoT Sandbox – RX65N Renesas Wi-Fi Cloud Connectivity Kit

The Renesas IoT Sandbox is the fastest path from IoT concept to prototype. It enables personalized data intelligence for system developers working with the Renesas SynergyTM Platform, the Renesas RL78 Family and RX Family of MCUs, and the Renesas RZ Family of microprocessors.

  • High-performance, low-lower RX600 MCUs

The new RX65N Wi-Fi Cloud Connectivity Kit is based on the Renesas RX65N Group of MCUs, which is part of the high-performance RX600 Series of MCUs. The hybrid MCUs/DSPs deliver superior MCU performance, low power consumption, and powerful signal processing capabilities. More information on the RX65N MCU Group is available here.

  • Smart Proximity Demo from Medium One

The new kit features the Smart Proximity demo implemented by Medium One. System developers can use workflows to extract data from the Ultrasonic Range Finder Sensor and then transmit distance data and duration length for objects close to the sensor to provide intelligence on end-user engagement with the objects. For instance, when deployed in retail environments, business owners can leverage the data to determine when and for how long shoppers view specific merchandise, providing greater insight on shoppers’ selection behaviors.

More information on Renesas IoT Sandbox and lineup of compatible kits is available here.

Pricing and Availability

Developers can sign up for a Renesas IoT Sandbox account at www.renesas.com/iotsandbox. The data intelligence developer area is ready for immediate prototyping use. The RX65N Wi-Fi Connectivity Kit is available for order at Amazon for $59 per kit. The RX65N Wi-Fi Connectivity Kit design files are also available for download here.

For more information about Renesas, follow Renesas Electronics America at @RenesasAmerica on Twitter and https://www.facebook.com/RenesasAmericas/.

About Renesas Electronics America Inc.

Renesas Electronics America Inc., a subsidiary of Renesas Electronics Corporation (TSE: 6723), delivers trusted embedded design innovation with complete semiconductor solutions that enable billions of connected, intelligent devices to enhance the way people work and live—securely and safely. A global leader in microcontrollers, analog, power, and SoC products and integrated platforms, Renesas provides the expertise, quality, and comprehensive solutions for a broad range of Automotive, Industrial, Home Electronics (HE), Office Automation (OA) and Information Communication Technology (ICT) applications to help shape a limitless future. Learn more at renesas.com.

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