Renesas Electronics announced on Wednesday newly updated Renesas Synergy Platform website and Solutions Gallery that place the power of the Synergy ecosystem – from software to hardware – into the developers’ hands. The site refresh makes it easier for Renesas Synergy users to take advantage of the entire Synergy ecosystem including LTE cellular, Bluetooth low energy, advanced Wi-Fi connectivity, and comprehensive security solutions.
In addition, users now have streamlined access to powerful application solutions such as connectivity to enterprise cloud services, human machine interface, and industrial communication protocols that enable them to move their Internet of Things (IoT) designs from concept to production with scalability.
The website and Solutions Gallery provides intuitive navigation and flow with easy ordering. Users can quickly and efficiently explore the Synergy ecosystem and access many IoT development building blocks. In addition, the Solutions Gallery offers reference designs and application projects that showcase the richness of the Synergy Platform.
To enable easier access for users, the new site employs extensive cross referencing to automatically group relevant content to shorten time-to-market cycles for users in competitive markets.
The gallery is a hub for many solutions from Renesas and partner companies including security communications technology, communication protocols, wireless drivers for cloud connectivity, development tools, kits and services – compatible with the Synergy Platform. The gallery provides developers the building blocks they need in their IoT toolboxes to solve real application challenges, and cost effectively speed their products to market.
Developers can browse, select, and download Renesas and third-party software with no upfront fees, using simple click-through licensing. Renesas pre-tests and verifies third-party Verified Software Add-On (VSA) software to ensure interoperability with Synergy software, while each partner tests and substantiates their Partner Project software to meet Synergy Software compatibility requirements.
The Synergy Gallery provides evaluation versions of commercially licensed third-party software, and developers can acquire the license directly from the third party.
Additionally, Renesas has further expanded its strategic partnerships with several additional RF hardware providers to offer reliable wireless connectivity — essential to embedded IoT design. Now with more Wi-Fi radio frequency (RF) module options added to the Synergy Solutions Gallery, system developers can evaluate them together with Renesas’ growing portfolio of Synergy microcontrollers (MCUs). All RF modules are available on plug-in boards that can be used with Renesas Synergy Kits and Solutions.
“The Synergy Platform has grown tremendously since its introduction – through both content from Renesas and contributions from our many trusted hardware and software partners,” said Peter Carbone, Vice President, Synergy Platform Business Division, Renesas Electronics Corporation. “Our new website and Solutions Gallery puts all the required building blocks for embedded IoT design right at our users’ fingertips, and we can’t wait to see what new innovations they will create next.”