Get your IoT applications up and running quickly with the ARIS Board

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Arrow Electronics has announced the introduction of the ARIS Board, a ready-to-use Internet of Things (IoT) hardware and software solution. ARIS is the acronym for Arrow Renesas IoT Synergy, therefore showing the close cooperation between Arrow Electronics and Renesas and their Renesas Synergy™ development platform.



Electrical Schematic

Hardware User Guide

Software User Guide


Evaluation Board License Agreement

LAB1: Getting started with ARIS
LAB2: Develop an RTOS Based Application in Less Than 30 Minutes
LAB3: Develop a WIFI solution and set up Aris as an Access Point
LAB4: Develop a USB Host Mass Storage (HMS) with Aris Board
LAB5: Develop a Graphical Interface solution on Aris Board
LAB6: Develop an http server with Aris Board
LAB7: Develop an Application using BLE and Sensors
ARIS DEMO IOT BINARY - To get the full source code please contact Arrow FAE

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The newly announced IoT Board is to enable users to develop their applications quickly and easily, in order to bring them to market in the shortest time possible. The ARIS Board was developed by the Italian company RELOC which focuses on embedded designs and the vertical integration of IoT applications. In addition to the development and production of the Board, RELOC also dealt with the implementation of the drivers and the generation of the middleware for managing the peripheral devices and has thus established an out-of-the-box IoT development environment.

On the basis of the Renesas Synergy™ development platform, it helps to speed up the generation of IoT designs by offering a faster and easier launch into the development process with a fully qualified and optimum hardware and software solution that boosts innovation and product differentiation. 

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Fig. 1 – Block diagram of the ARIS Board


The system is built around a Renesas S7G2 high-performance MCU, as is shown in Fig. 1. The microcontroller unit consists of a 240 MHz ARM Cortex-M4 embedded processor with a 4 MB flash memory and a 640 KB SRAM. Furthermore it is provided with a 512 MB serial flash, a 256 MB SDRAM memory, and an additional microSD card slot. The three-axis acceleration sensor and the two-axis gyroscope supply information with regard to the position and movement of the Board. These sensors can be activated via an SPI connection. Further sensors mounted on the Arrow ARIS Board are a thermal sensor and a humidity sensor that can be activated via the I²C interface to supply further ambient data. In order to optimally process the data collected by the sensors, a strong focus was directed on the communication and connectivity of the device. This has enabled the ARIS Board to now also communicate with its environment in a wireless fashion via Wi-Fi, Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE 4.1/4.2), and NFC, in addition to its means of communication via Ethernet 10/100 or a USB connection. In order to also make it possible for the user to interact with the Board, various user interfaces have been implemented. Via the GPIO interface, LEDs, pushbuttons, and a TFT screen can be accessed. Furthermore a resistive touchscreen is supported via I²C. In order to make the Board an all-purpose tool, it was designed in Arduino layout which also enables the use of extension shields, thus making it possible to implement any conceivable application. Additional functions such as the on-board J-Link debugger, support for crypto bootloaders, and over-the-air (OTA) firmware updates make the development process easier, quicker, and more reliable.

The combination of the Arrow ARIS Board and the Renesas Synergy™ software development environment makes it possible for the developer to significantly reduce the time-to-market. This also ensures a significant reduction in the total operating costs throughout the entire service life of the product.

What makes the Renesas Synergy™ platform so unique?

In contrast to other development environments, all elements of the Renesas Synergy™ platform have been freshly developed from scratch and specially tailored to match embedded design applications. This provides for unprecedented scalability and compatibility, resulting in maximum re-usability of user codes and thus saving a great deal of development time. In future, the platform will be extended; new technologies will be employed, and new features will be permanently implemented, in order to launch embedded design applications more quickly and efficiently on the market. The integrated developed environment (IDE) implemented in this platform is Renesas Eclipse Embedded Studio, known as e² Studio. On the basis of Open Source IDE Eclipse, this solution offers a high level of flexibility and creativity. You can download and install the complete Renesas Synergy™ platform free of charge from the Renesas Synergy Gallery. In addition to the software required, this site also provides application samples that can be easily adapted to the ARIS Board.

A three-part hands-on training course provides for a perfect start on the development of individual solutions with the Arrow ARIS Board and the Renesas Synergy™ platform. In next to no time, the users learn to utilize all tools required for developing individual applications in the field of embedded and IoT systems. In the first instance it is explained and shown how the development environment is used. In a step-by-step programme, the training course includes the creation of a new project, the selection of the correct Board Support Package (BSP), and the implementation both of the modules required and of the user code. The BSPs provided are specifically tailored to boards that are supported on the Renesas Synergy™ platform. The use of this service makes complex programming in register entries and pin configurations dispensable. Symbolic links that are already predefined are used instead, making the generation of the user code considerably easier. The hands-on training programme includes examples that are implemented by means of a BSP specially designed for the Arrow ARIS Board, thus demonstrating the easy and fast utilization of ARIS. In addition to the use of the GPIO pin for controlling the on-board LEDs it is furthermore shown how USB communication can be established and how the Arrow ARIS Board can be established as a Wi-Fi access point.

Together with Renesas Electronics and their Synergy™ platform, Arrow Electronics therefore offers a perfect solution for exploring and mastering the world of IoT.

Watch Video: The ARIS Board Overview

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ARIS Datasheet
ARIS Electrical Schematic
ARISHardware User Guide
01 Getting Started with Aris Lab1
02 Getting Started with Aris Lab2 RTOS


ARIS Datasheet
ARIS Electrical Schematic
ARISHardware User Guide
01 Getting Started with Aris Lab1
02 Getting Started with Aris Lab2 RTOS

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