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Synergy platform expanded, partner software available

Following the launch in October 2015 of its Synergy platform, Renesas Electronics has announced the release of the Synergy Software Package (SSP) version 1.0.0, mass production availability of its S7G2 Synergy MCUs and availability of Verified Software Add-on (VSA) software from its partners.

The Synergy Platform, intended to speed the development of embedded and IoT applications, has been designed to provide engineers with a range of configured and tested system elements. This, the company believes, will reduce time to market by months and allow system manufacturers to differentiate their products.

The SSP integrates a real time operating system with a set of utilities, drivers, libraries, software stacks and an application framework optimised for the Renesas Synergy MCU architecture. Version 1.0.0 is said to be fully qualified and suitable for use in mass production.

The S7G2 MCUs are intended for use in high performance human machine interface applications. Built around a Cortex-M4 core running at 240MHz, the MCUs have up to 4Mbyte of flash, 640kbyte of SRAM, a graphics LCD controller and a capacitive touch sensing unit. A range of packages is also available.

Meanwhile, Renesas says Cypherbridge Systems, Icon Labs and Skkynet are the first members of the VSA programme to offer production ready software for the platform via the Synergy Gallery.

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Graham Pitcher

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