Renesas Electronics Europe and partners introduce RX MCU support programme

Renesas Electronics Europe has announced a new support programme for European customers that select its Renesas’ RX microcontroller family. Customers are able to submit their designs to Renesas to qualify free-of-charge for commercial software up to the value of 20,000 euros. Renesas has teamed up with selected Alliance partners to provide wide range of Software tools and libraries tailored to RX microcontroller family to help accelerate time-to-market for RX customers while driving innovation in their design.

The 32-bit RX microcontroller platform is able to offer customers a broad product spectrum, with 32K-2MB on-chip Flash memory and 8-256KB on-chip SRAM in 48-177 pin packages. Maximum compatibility across the range is guaranteed by a common core, common IP and common development tools. This innovation support programme adds maximum value to RX MCU range, providing qualifying customers with free development boards and free, market-leading software. Customers also benefit from the huge RX ecosystem backed by an online community of developers and the industry’s largest Alliance Partner and local support networks.

“The 32-bit RX MCU family is supported by a vast online infrastructure of freely available sample code, but many customers prefer to use a commercial solution in their design,” said Bernd Westhoff, RX Product Manager at Renesas Electronics Europe. “To lower the entry threshold for a 32-bit RX design and help customers get their products to market faster, we have initiated this innovation support programme in cooperation with selected Alliance Partners. It enables customers to have the best of both worlds – the peace of mind that comes from using established commercial software, and its provision free of charge. For Renesas and its partners, this is a big investment that will immediately benefit our joint customers.”

In partnership with industry leading software alliance partners like Segger, Micrium, port, TMG, HCC Embedded and Wittenstein, the programme supports a wide range of middleware, including operating systems, TCP/IP, USB, CANopen, Profinet, EtherCAT and Powerlink stacks. In addition FAT file systems and graphical user interface packages are also available. Qualified RX customers will be able to access these commercial software packages free of charge.

Alongside this MAX Innovation programme launch at the recent Embedded World show in Nuremberg, Germany, Renesas and its distribution partners has given out as many as 3,000 RX kits per day to the visitors.


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