Renesas Electronics Collaborates with IS2T and Micrium on Embedded Java for RX Microcontrollers

  Renesas Electronics Collaborates with IS2T and Micrium on Embedded Java for
  RX Microcontrollers

 Expanded Offering Strengthens RX MCU Ecosystem to Support Internet of Things

Business Wire

SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- October 15, 2013

Renesas Electronics America, a premier provider of advanced semiconductor
solutions, in partnership with Micrium, today announced a collaboration with
IS2T to offer the MicroEJ® Java platforms for Renesas RX microcontrollers

The collaboration between (1) Renesas, the world’s leading MCU supplier; (2)
Micrium, the world’s leading supplier of embedded software components; (3) and
IS2T, world's leading supplier of MCU-based embedded Java solutions; offers
developers a software strategy based on the “application platform" approach.
That approach contributes to expand product ranges, to accelerate
specification process, and to improve user experience for markets specifically
targeted by the RX product family, such as smart grid, smart metering, smart
appliances, building & home automation, and other Internet of Things (IoT)

"Embedded design is becoming more complex as design parameters evolve and
demands for quicker time-to-market increase, especially for emerging IoT
applications," said Peter Carbone, Vice President of Marketing, at Renesas
Electronics America. "Working closely with embedded software platform
providers like Micrium and IS2T, enhances our ability to provide the
flexibility, reliability, scalability and ease of use desired by customers
developing the next generation of the IoT and graphical user interfaces with
our high-performance, connected RX MCU.”

"Micrium is proud to build on the success of our 'Power of Two' program with
Renesas. As embedded systems gradually move into the IoT market, Micrium's
softwareframework already provides the perfect base for an IoT device." said
Christian Légaré, ExecuteVice President andCTO, at Micrium Inc. "Our
collaboration with IS2T, allowsIS2T MicroEJ®Java platforms to run on top of
the Micrium kernels, and leverage our RTOS services, including our TCP/IP
stack, our File System, and our USB Host and USB Device stacks. The
combination of Micrium, Renesas and IS2T is the perfectsolution for IoT
devices. Using Micrium embedded software components reducesthe Total Cost of
Ownershipand Time-to-Market as described inrecent market research."

“Renesas provides the broadest MCU/MPU portfolio, combining low power, high
performance, range of memory sizes and lots of feature-rich peripherals.
Envisioning that more than 60% of total Embedded Development resources are
spent on software, Renesas put in place a consistent software strategy to help
their customers to reduce the total cost of ownership of embedded systems. The
combination of the RX MCUs, the Micrium's firmware, and IS2T MicroEJ
application platform provides one of the best value / technical trade-off
solutions. Indeed, this collaboration with Renesas and Micrium allows
customers to benefit from mature technologies so that they may capitalize
their added-value embedded software components across the whole Renesas'
MCU/MPU portfolio,” said Fred Rivard, PhD, President of IS2T.

The IS2T MicroEJ encompasses the entire embedded software lifecycle management
– prototyping, development and testing – powered by simulated development
environment representative of the ‘target hardware.’ The MicroEJ platform
works on Micrium RTOS µC/OS-III running on Renesas RX MCU family. The
scalability of MicroEJ allows the same application to be developed on a wide
range of Renesas MCU/MPU devices, starting with the RX, based on customers’
target cost/performance constraints. As part of the MicroEJ platform, IS2T
offers a rich, easy-to-use GUI for cost-sensitive MCUs, complementing Renesas
RX MCUs with the Direct Drive solution for native graphic LCD support.

Pricing and Availability

MicroEJ® is available now for RX63N MCUs. Graphics demos featuring the MicroEJ
GUI capability are available on the Embedded GUI Solution Kit (YLCDRX63N
board) with graphic LCD. They can be downloaded from the YLCDRX63N web page:

The Evaluation version of MicroEJ® is available for download and test on the
IS2T RX web page. For more information on MicroEJ® for RX and access to the
evaluation version, visit:

For more information on Renesas Electronics’ RX MCU and ecosystem lineup,
visit For
more company information, follow Renesas Electronics America at
@RenesasAmerica on Twitter or

About IS2T

Headquartered in Nantes, France, with offices in Grenoble, Munich and London,
IS2T is an independent company producing software tools for designing smart
embedded systems. Specializing in Object Oriented technologies and
virtualization, IS2T designs, develops, markets and sells a broad range of
application platforms.

About Micrium,Inc

Micrium is the world’s most respected and trusted RTOS and tools provider
serving embedded systems developers. The products in Micrium's portfolio are
accompanied by intuitive documentation and are backed by second-to-none
technical support. For more information, visit

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. Renesas Electronics America
also offers the global manufacturing capabilities and fab network of its
parent company. 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


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