By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Electronics Newsweekly -- Renesas Electronics Corporation, a premier provider of advanced semiconductor solutions, announced the availability of the new RX111 Promotion Board (RPB), a unique and cost-effective evaluation platform designed to facilitate the evaluation of Renesas' RX111 microcontrollers (MCUs) in a wide variety of applications, including mobile healthcare, smart meters, and industrial and building automation. The RX111 RPB comes with an integrated power measurement tool, enabling the user to easily measure the power consumption of the MCU running on the RPB.
"Energy efficiency and low power consumption are critical elements when designing for Internet of Things applications, like mobile healthcare, sensors and smart meter devices, which typically require operation at very low power levels with high levels of performance," said Ritesh Tyagi, senior director, microcontroller products, Renesas Electronics America. "The new RX111 RPB with integrated power measurement tool delivers low-power development kit that embedded designers require to develop and deliver embedded solutions for next-generation applications." Ideal for Evaluating the RX111 in Low-Power ApplicationsThe RX111 RPB comes with all the software and hardware required to easily develop and evaluate applications on the RX111 MCUs. Designed to support a broad range of markets, the new RX111 MCU group delivers a combination of ultra-low-power consumption, on-chip connectivity and superior performance at attractive price points. Developers can use the RX111 RPB to test MCU performance in their low-end 32-bit embedded applications, including mobile health care, smart meters, sensors/detectors, and industrial and building automation. Full-Featured RPBThe new RPB includes a Segger J-Link on-chip debug function with a target RX111 MCU. It offers both host and peripheral USB connectors, as well as a supercap to allow continued operation when the power is removed. For example, the RX111 RPB can transfer a file from memory to a USB thumb drive using only the supercap as the power supply source. The RX111 is one of the few ultra-low-power MCUs to offer USB host support.
The RX111 RPB comes with a number of sample applications, including a low-power demo with a PC graphical user interface (GUI) to allow developers to measure of the power consumption of the target RX111 in each of its low-power modes. This allows users to switch the MCU into a variety of low-power modes and display the power consumption on a GUI window.
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