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Jan 16, 2013 - 2:25:42 PM
It's a Demo Kit! It's a Website! It's a cool tool toy disguised as an SDK! Finger Not Included.
Renesas Electronics (formerly Renesas Technology) has introduced a cool development kit, the Renesas RL78-G14 Demo Kit. It supports stereo audio and has two LCD displays, an accelerometer, temperature sensor, and light sensor. It also boasts an on-board 802.11b WiFi module and can act as a WiFi hotspot or a bridge. Android and iPhone support. Very cool! Tell your boss you need two.
This RDK is an evaluation and demonstration tool for the Renesas RL78 low-power microcontroller. This kit is a very flexible debug and demonstration platform targeted at common (and uncommon) applications. A nice set of human/machine interfaces are tightly integrated in the RL78 and the kit provides demo software programs that provide the user with an easy and entertaining platform to rapidly evaluate the low power RL78 microcontroller.
This board was created by Renesas' Ecosystems Marketing Manager Oliver Garreau, who in past employment has designed highly popular development kits for STMicroelectronics and Infineon, each more entertaining than the last.
The board can interface to Android and iPhone apps available from the Renesas website and from the Apple store (search key: "Renesas"). From the app you can control certain features of the board, as well as measure temperature and ambient light readings, and view the three-dimensional position of the board via the 3-Axis Accelerometer.
This low-power board can run just from the voltage supplied by a USB port. No external power supply needed.
Renesas RL78/G14 Target Applications and Features:
Renesas RL78 Audio Interfaces:
Renesas RL78 User Interface Demo
Renesas RL78 Communications Demo
Renesas RL78 Memory Storage Demo
Renesas RL78 Digital Sensors Demo
Renesas RL78 Power Control Demo
Renesas RL78 User Code and Application Debugging
RL78 Cloud Connection
Pricing and Availability
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