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Renesas Electronics America, a supplier of advanced semiconductor solutions, has expanded its IoT Sandbox lineup with the new RX65N Wi-Fi Cloud Connectivity Kit, offering greater flexibility for developers creating new applications for the Internet of Things (IoT). The RX65N Wi-Fi Cloud Connectivity Kit provides an easy-to-use platform for connecting to the cloud, evaluating IoT solutions, and creating IoT applications through cloud services and real-time workflows.

The RX65N Wi-Fi Cloud Connectivity Kit integrates the high-performance Renesas RX65N microcontroller (MCU) and Medium One's Smart Proximity demo with the data intelligence featured in Renesas IoT Sandbox. This powerful combination enables customers to reduce the complexity barriers associated with IoT application development and significantly accelerate the prototyping process.

The ability to bring new and differentiated connected applications to market quickly and cost effectively remains a challenge and a top priority for many companies entering the highly competitive IoT ecosystem. The RX65N Wi-Fi Cloud Connectivity Kit joins the Renesas IoT Sandbox to bridge these gaps with powerful MCUs, secure connectivity, proven embedded tools, and robust cloud-based services.

The Smart Proximity demo is one illustration of the robustness of Renesas IoT Sandbox and the power of the RX65N MCU. By utilizing an RX65N with ultrasonic presence sensor, this demo illustrates how users can easily build IoT applications for the Industrial, Retail, or Consumer IoT markets.

The IoT Sandbox is the fastest path from IoT concept to prototype. It enables personalized data intelligence for system developers working with the Renesas SynergyTM Platform, the Renesas RL78 Family and RX Family of MCUs, and the Renesas RZ Family of microprocessors. Its key features are:

  • High-performance, low-lower RX600 MCUs: The new RX65N Wi-Fi Cloud Connectivity Kit is based on the Renesas RX65N Group of MCUs, which is part of the high-performance RX600 Series of MCUs. The hybrid MCUs/DSPs deliver superior MCU performance, low power consumption, and powerful signal processing capabilities.
  • Smart Proximity Demo from Medium On: The new kit features the Smart Proximity demo implemented by Medium One. System developers can use workflows to extract data from the Ultrasonic Range Finder Sensor and then transmit distance data and duration length for objects close to the sensor to provide intelligence on end-user engagement with the objects. For instance, when deployed in retail environments, business owners can leverage the data to determine when and for how long shoppers view specific merchandise, providing greater insight on shoppers’ selection behaviors.

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