Low-power prototyping board simplifies IoT endpoint equipment design

December 05, 2019 //By Julien Happich
Prototyping board
The RL78/G14 fast prototyping board launched by Renesas Electronics has been conceived as a low-cost, function-rich board to enable rapid product development for IoT endpoint equipment.

The new prototyping board is based on the RL78/G14 microcontroller which provides the richest set of functions in the low-power RL78 Family, making it well suited for motor control in portable equipment and IoT sensors, as well as a wide range of IoT endpoint equipment, such as home appliances, industrial equipment, building automation, and health care equipment. The company also provides a BLE module expansion board (RL78/G1D) which lets users add Bluetooth Low Energy wireless communication functions.

Previously, the RL78/G14 starter kit and target boards required an external emulator, and additional costs were associated with high performance versions. The new prototyping board has an on-board emulator circuit with the same functions as the E2 Emulator (E2 Lite), removing the need to purchase additional debugging tools.

The new board provides access to all of the RL78/G14 signal pins and includes Arduino and Pmod interfaces to allow easy functional expansion. It can be combined with a Semtech SX1261 or SX1262 LoRa transceiver, enabling the wireless communication of IoT sensors at low power.

Renesas - www.renesas.com


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