Renesas adds S128, S3A3, and S3A6 microcontrollers to Synergy platform

Renesas Electronics has added three new microcontroller (MCU) groups to its Synergy platform. The S128, S3A3, and S3A6 groups extend its MCU portfolio within the Renesas Synergy Platform to cover an even wider range of capabilities, CPU performance, and memory sizes, for developers.

The addition of the S128, S3A3, and S3A6 groups of Synergy MCUs bring the total of MCU groups to seven with 57 devices based on ARM Cortex-M CPU cores. The devices cover operating frequencies from 32 to 240MHz, and on-chip flash memory sizes of 64, 128, 256, 512kbyte, 1.0, 2.0, and 4.0Mbyte.

 The 20 new Synergy MCU devices in the S128, S3A6, and S3A3 groups are sampling now to lead customers and will be available to the general market in June 2017. 

 Synergy Platform capabilities have grown with the expansion of the Synergy Software Package (SSP) and its software quality assurance, as well as in partner solutions with more Verified Software Add-Ons (VSAs), and software development tools with the inclusion of the IAR Embedded Workbench for Renesas Synergy, and in hardware with new Synergy Kits, and more MCU devices that are accessible through the application programming interface (API) of the SSP.

System developers can choose devices from the S3A3 and S3A6 groups to scale applications down to 512 and 256kbyte flash memory as needed, compared to the existing 1.0Mbyte flash MCUs in the S3A7 group. The S128 group targets low power applications that require larger memory – up to 256kbyte, or which require additional analogue signal conditioning, compared to the existing S124 group MCUs.

 Renesas will showcase several demonstrations of the Synergy Platform’s recent innovations, including the latest Synergy Software Package (SSP) version 1.2.0, the Wi-Fi Framework, and its secure manufacturing reference solution with the recently introduced Synergy S5D9 Group of secure MCUs at Renesas DevCon Japan 2017 in Tokyo on April 11.

Renesas also pledges it will continue to add new Synergy MCU groups in the future.


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