The new Renesas RX65N Cloud Kit provides a simple, application-ready platform for the development of IoT edge devices which connect to the cloud via Amazon Web Services (AWS).
The kit features an RX65N microcontroller, on-board Wi-Fi® wireless connectivity, environmental, light and inertial sensors, and support for Amazon’s FreeRTOS real-time operating system.
The kit, which has the part number RTK5RX65N0S01000BE, provides a ready-made, secure connection to AWS. Using Renesas’ e2 studio Integrated Development Environment (IDE), developers can create IoT applications by configuring Amazon FreeRTOS, all the necessary drivers, and the network stack and component libraries.
The e2 studio IDE enables designers to develop IoT applications with powerful features, creating Amazon FreeRTOS projects from a GitHub directory and immediately building them.
In the IDE, they can also set up an Amazon FreeRTOS network stack and component libraries, such as Device Shadow, without requiring detailed knowledge of the system. They can also embed additional functions based on Amazon FreeRTOS, such as USB connectivity and a file system, on an IoT endpoint device.
The RX65N Cloud Kit provides an excellent evaluation and prototyping environment for sensor-based IoT endpoint equipment. Developers can use Renesas’ browser-based software to visualize their sensor data on a cloud dashboard.