Synergy Development Kit DK-S3A7

Renesas Synergy™ DK-S3A7 development kit with a SEGGER J-Link OB debugger and an integrated Bluetooth® low energy (BLE) module

Image of Renesas' Synergy™ Development Kit DK-S3A7Renesas' DK-S3A7 development kit is host to a Synergy S3 Series MCU from the S3A7 group, a super-efficient MCU because of its ARM® Cortex®-M4 CPU core with FPU running at moderate speed on an ultra-low power silicon process. The DK-S3A7 kit is engineered to allow users to harness and measure this efficiency while developing software for their end product using the Synergy Platform. The kit is comprised of two circuit boards: the upper board hosting the MCU and close-coupled connectors for adding capacitive touch expansion boards; and the lower board for signal expansion and implementation of special functions, and to provide connectivity such as USB-FS host and device, CAN with PHY, and more.

The lower expansion board can be replaced with a custom board for rapidly prototyping a specific end product. A custom segment LCD glass module board is also included for initial evaluation and software development, and the LCD glass can be replaced with the developer's glass for specific end-product development. Take advantage of the large on-chip 1 MB Flash memory in the MCU and the extended serial Flash memory on the board connected by QSPI for LCD menus and text.

Provisions for precise power consumption measurements are there in the kit to give visibility of current used over the profile of the program execution.

Expansion capability is designed into this kit with many connection points plus industry-standard PmodTM connectors for attaching a variety of multi-function boards in the market, or for connecting custom boards.

The kit provides no-fee access, to the e2 studio Integrated Solution Development Environment (ISDE) for Synergy MCU devices and software configuration plus extensive code development and debugging using the Renesas Synergy Software Package (SSP). Also included is a GCC C-compiler at no fee.

All Renesas Synergy development kits come with an industry-standard high-speed SEGGER J-Link OB debugger as well as an integrated BLE module.

The Renesas Synergy Software Package (SSP) is currently available only to customers in the Americas, Europe, and the United Kingdom. For information about SSP availability in other regions, please contact your local Renesas representative.

The "SSP" Gallery download page can be found here:

Basics of the Renesas Synergy™ Platform

  • CPU board + breakout board with I/O extensions
  • Multi-region 5 V power supply
  • Connection cables USB
  • Detachable segment LCD display
  • Plug-in industrial connector for RS232/485 and CAN. (green connector)
  • Quickstart guide with instructions on how to download latest software and documentation
PC System Requirements
  • To use the e2 studio ISDE, ensure that the PC used meets the following minimum requirements:
    • Microsoft® Windows® 7 with Intel® CoreTM family processor running at 2.0 GHz or higher (or equivalent processor)
    • 8 GB memory
    • 250 GB hard disk
    • Connection to the Internet

Synergy Development Kit DK-S3A7

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Updated: 2016-11-16
Published: 2015-10-13