Renesas Electronics America, a provider of advanced semiconductor solutions, introduced the IoT Enabler Kit – a jointly developed demonstration platform with Arrow Electronics, Bug Labs, and NimbeLink that will support developers in bringing designs from concept to cloud more quickly, efficiently, and reliably for connected home, healthcare, industrial building, and other Internet of Things (IoT) applications.
Designed for use with the Renesas RL78 family of microcontrollers (MCUs), the IoT Enabler Kit delivers an out-of-the-box, edge-to-enterprise solution that takes only minutes to implement, and enables developers to easily build functional IoT applications that consume and display data from multiple, net-connected RL78-based systems.
“Developing IoT solutions involves so many different areas of expertise that not every company can master them all; the rest must find the right expertise providers, and this takes a lot of time and effort,” said Vin D’Agostino, vice president of marketing, Renesas Electronics America. “With the IoT Enabler, Renesas is bridging the expertise gaps customers face and providing true support from concept to cloud. We’re excited to work with Arrow, Bug Labs, and NimbeLink, helping customers create their innovative new applications easily and efficiently.”
The joint development platform includes:
- Renesas RL78 MCU board, which integrates the RL78/G14 MCU and several peripherals
- Free access to Bug Labs’ cloud-based IoT dweet, freeboard application development tools, which allow developers to transform I/O functions and local sensor information into a collection of easily accessible web services
- NimbeLink PMOD adapter board and Skywire modem (available for both GSM and CDMA in 2G, 3G, and 4G LTE models), which allow developers to quickly connect their sensors to Bug Labs for products that do not have access to a WiFi connection
Source: Renesas Electronics America