Renesas Electronics America Introduces New RX-Based Solutions Kit for Graphic/Touch Panel Solutions

  Renesas Electronics America Introduces New RX-Based Solutions Kit for
  Graphic/Touch Panel Solutions

 Leveraging Partnerships with Micrium and Serious Integrated, the RX63N-Based
   Embedded GUI Solution Kit Accelerates Time to Prototype, Offers Enhanced
                     Development Tools at a New Low Price

Business Wire

SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- January 28, 2013

Today, Renesas Electronics America Inc. announced the development of a new,
cost-effective Solutions Kit for the RX family of MCUs, enabling engineers
working in a broad mix of application segments to take advantage of Renesas’
low-power and high-performance RX family.  The Embedded GUI Solution Kit will
continue to drive innovation for the next generation of connected “smart
society” applications, helping designers simplify and speed the development
cycle to add a touchscreen LCD for medical, instrumentation, home automation,
energy management, fitness and transportation products.

Featuring Renesas’ RX63N MCU, graphical software from Micrium and a Serious
Integrated graphic/touch module, the new solution kit offers enhanced
development tools in a convenient package, accelerating design time-to-GUI.
The low price point makes it easier to put a kit on every engineer’s desktop
or lab bench.

The new solution kit includes support for Micrium’s µC/GUI graphic library, a
powerful graphic package that allows developers to add a state-of-the-art GUI
with touchscreen to any embedded solution. In September 2012, Renesas and
Micrium introduced the “The Power of Two” program, where Renesas customers
designing products with RX and RL78 MCUs can receive a single, complementary
production RTOS/Middleware license and source code from Micrium. With this
Embedded GUI Solution Kit, Renesas and Micrium extend “The Power of Two”
program, adding the µC/GUI development software package to the offering. The
“Power of Two” Program runs until March 31, 2013.

“The Embedded GUI solution kit marks the next stage in our ongoing partnership
with Serious Integrated and Micrium,” said Peter Carbone, Vice President of
Marketing at Renesas Electronics America. “Leveraging comprehensive knowledge
of our touchscreen LCD solution, we’ve built a solution kit with an integrated
development environment that can dramatically reduce development time from
months to days for quick prototype solutions to support new and emerging
market opportunities.”

About the Embedded GUI Solution Kit

Based on Renesas’ RX63N MCU and the 4.3-inch WQVGA graphic/touch module, the
next-generation Embedded GUI Solution Kit offers a cost-effective platform for
rapid GUI development and deployment. The Solution Kit can be integrated
directly into an embedded application. The kit supports multiple software GUI
development platforms including the µC/GUI from Micrium, the ShipEngine and
ShipTide products from Serious Integrated and a free Renesas package. With the
optional communications board, the kit can also support a wide range of
connectivity options including Ethernet, Wi-Fi and other communication
standards.

Pricing and Availability

The Embedded GUI Solution Kit is available now from Renesas Electronics
America at $199 suggested retail price. The optional communications board
adding Ethernet, CAN and PMOD interfaces will be available in February 2013.
(Pricing and availability are subject to change without notice.)

About Renesas Electronics America Inc.

Renesas Electronics America Inc., headquartered in Santa Clara, California, is
a wholly owned subsidiary of Renesas Electronics Corporation (TSE: 6723), the
world's number one supplier of microcontrollers and a premier supplier of
advanced semiconductor solutions including microcontrollers, SoC solutions,
and a broad range of analog and power devices. In the Americas, Renesas
Electronics America markets and sells industrial-type active-matrix LCD
modules from NLT Technologies, Ltd., a global leader in innovative display
technologies. More information about the products offered by Renesas
Electronics America can be found at http://am.renesas.com/.

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