Renesas Electronics creates IoT building blocks with Microsoft Azure

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Renesas Electronics has announced it is collaborating with Microsoft Azure to deliver a 'chip-to-cloud' IoT solution.

Renesas’ extensive secure embedded design experience will be combined with easy and seamless out-of-the-box support for Microsoft Azure RTOS across Renesas’ microcontroller (MCU) and microprocessor (MPU) portfolio. The company explains that this should simplify the device-to-cloud experience for IoT developers.

“Renesas Synergy customers have already experienced Microsoft Azure RTOS’ out-of-the-box connectivity to the Azure IoT Hub, making it an ideal choice for the billions of connected endpoints on the horizon,” said Sailesh Chittipeddi, executive vice president, general manager of Renesas’ IoT and Infrastructure Business Unit. “We are excited to bring Azure to customers working with our MCUs and MPUs. This collaboration will enable customers to bring their innovative connected solutions to market quicker with proven, trusted, and secure IoT building blocks.”

Sam George, corporate vice president of Azure IoT at Microsoft added, “Making Microsoft Azure RTOS offerings broadly available across Renesas’ product families, including Renesas Synergy and RA MCU devices means customers, will be able to deliver new connected solutions quicker. Our collaboration with Renesas is making enterprise grade IoT development as easy and seamless as possible.”

Azure RTOS is currently integrated with the Renesas Synergy Software Package. This new effort expands Azure RTOS to the broader set of Renesas MCU and MPU product lines, starting with out-of-the-box integration into the new Renesas RA Flexible Software Package.