Renesas America, Verizon, Arrow Electronics align on IoT Enabler Kit to foster development and deployment

Renesas Electronics America, Verizon and Arrow Electronics, announced this week their collaboration on the Renesas Synergy S7G2 IoT Enabler Kit, offering an easy-to-use, all-inclusive developers environment that reduces the barriers to entry for companies developing new applications for the Internet of Things (IoT).

The 4G LTE CAT 1 IoT kit provides a complete end-to-end IoT solution for IoT developers with wireless options, sensors, and example projects. Customers can leverage this comprehensive environment to progress from the development stages of evaluation through the prototyping and production stages.

The Renesas S7G2 IoT Enabler integrates elements necessary for IoT deployment, including out-of-the-box connection to the Verizon Cat 1 LTE network and Verizon ThingSpace, with a trial data plan; a Renesas Synergy S7G2 ARM Cortex-M4-based MCU; Renesas Synergy Software Package and Tools, as part of the Synergy Platform; nine sensors; and multi-wireless standard support, including Wi-Fi, Bluetooth Low Energy, and CAT 1. It also includes an integrated educational experience with three example project and five labs with step-by-step instructions; and expansion capabilities with Arduino shields, Grove connectors, and Pmod connectors.

“IoT connectivity and design complexity is challenging to navigate whether you are an IoT startup or an enterprise integrating IoT into your infrastructure. Developed together with Verizon and Arrow, the Renesas Synergy S7G2 IoT Enabler Kit takes advantage of the Renesas Synergy Platform to address these pain points with a seamless path to IoT design,” said Semir Haddad, director of marketing, MCU and MPU Product Solutions, Renesas Electronics America. “We are excited to expand our collaboration with Verizon and Arrow to make connected cloud development more accessible to a growing IoT design community.”

“We look forward to continuing our collaboration with Renesas to help reduce the barriers for developers by providing a seamless, secure and reliable on-ramp to accelerate innovation through ThingSpace, our open development platform combined with our ubiquitous 4G LTE network.” said Warren Westrup, Director-Connected Solutions, Verizon Enterprise Solutions.

“Arrow is teaming up with Renesas and Verizon to help simplify the complexity of designing and deploying IoT solutions. Arrow oversees one of the most complex IoT ecosystems in the world—everything from hardware, sensors and design to data analytics and even secure, sustainable end-of-life asset retirement. We’ve seen firsthand how simplifying IoT development is driving adoption and innovation,” said Murdoch Fitzgerald, vice president of semiconductor marketing at Arrow.

As part of the companies’ commitment to ongoing embedded IoT education, they are hosting a technical seminar series that will run from Nov. 3 through Mar. 1, next year, with sessions in 17 cities across the U.S. and Canada. The seminar series provides in-person training sessions with Renesas, Arrow, and Verizon team members, including hands-on labs where attendees will learn how to use the sensors and wireless modules included in the kit, and how to use Verizon security credentials to connect securely to the Verizon CAT 1 network. Lab attendees will receive a complimentary S7G2 IoT Enabler Kit for use during the session.

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