IoT Enabler Kit from Renesas and Arrow

The insatiable demand for Internet of Things (IoT) applications has the potential to create breakthrough products and service revenue opportunities for OEMs and service providers. Recognizing the need to evolve to a system solution enabler, Renesas Electronics has partnered with top IoT technology leaders to offer their clients a complete solution spanning sensors at the network edge all the way to the enterprise application. A good example of this synergy is the RL78G14 IoT Enabler Kit. Simply unpack the RL78 board, connect it to an 802.11 access point and view the enterprise application with no programming required. This edge-to- enterprise solution is the result of a partnership with Bug Labs, a New York-based Internet of Things application services company. The joint development platform, which includes the Renesas RL78 and Bug Labs’ cloud-based IoT applications, enables developers to freely access remotely deployed edge sensors, peripherals and I/O pins of a microcontroller, in real time, via a standard, RESTful API.

Benefits of this kit include:

  • An out of the box, edge-to-enterprise solution that takes only minutes to implement. Build functional, immediately useful “Internet of Things” applications that consume and display data from multiple, net-connected RL78-based systems. Monitor RL78 functions remotely via any web connection, on a computer, tablet or smart phone.

  • Free access to Bug Labs cloud application development tools (dweetTM, freeboardTM) to immediately start viewing and interacting with RL78 data in real-time. Transform I/O functions and local sensor information into a collection of easily accessible web services. Bug Labs’ freeboard visualization tool will allow the user to view sensor data, set alarms and generate dashboards.

  • Develop applications using popular web programming languages like Python, Javascript and Ruby. 

Kit Contents

  1. 32 MHz RL78G14 MCU board with integrated debugger and 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi radio. Peripheral component set including sensors, displays (LCD), and several audio and I/O interfaces and Adafruit GPS module

  2. Free access to dweetTM and freeboardTM cloud applications.

  3. e2 studio: Free Renesas Eclipse-based integrated development

    environment (IDE) for building (editor, compiler and linker

    control) and debugging designs.

  4. Quick-start guides for quick implementation

Target Applications

  • Connected Building and Home – energy management, security, remote monitoring

  • Health/Wellness – biometrics, activity tracking, diet monitors, environmental monitors

  • Retail – point-of-sale, merchandising, theft protection, vending application

  • Industrial – remote monitoring and diagnostics 

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