Synergy Starter Kit SK-S7G2

Renesas Synergy™ SK-S7G2 Starter Kit with a SEGGER J-Link OB debugger and an integrated Bluetooth® low energy (BLE) module

Image of Renesas' Synergy™ Starter Kit SK-S7G2Renesas' SK-S7G2 Starter Kit is an extremely low-cost way to access the entire Synergy Platform enabling full development using the vast majority of all Synergy Software Package (SSP) functions. High-speed connectivity over Ethernet, USB-HS host and USB-FS device, CAN, plus wireless connectivity to mobile Internet devices via BLE 4.0 can be exercised and tailored to the user's needs. Color graphics, audio, and capacitive touch user interface features of SSP are operative with the ability to exercise the SSP’s application framework to balance simultaneous connectivity and user interface activities all managed by the ThreadX® RTOS. Within minutes, the capabilities of the Synergy Series S7 MCU from the S7G2 MCU group plus all the ingredients of the Synergy Platform can be experienced. Expansion of the SK-S7G2 board is available via ArduinoTM and PmodTM connection points enabling users to add their own functionality to the baseline.

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 SSP. Also included is a GCC C-compiler at no fee.

The S7G2 MCU has inherent features to support a graphical user interface (GUI); in particular, it has a very large 4 MB on-chip Flash memory in combination with 640 KB of on-chip SRAM, where the internal SRAM can host graphic frame buffers for the QVGA display panel. No external SRAM is needed for many graphic applications and the SK-S7G2 kit demonstrates how to take advantage of the internal memory. This kit supports GUI development on the QVGA color display by providing no-fee access, to the GUIXTM Studio desktop design tool to create UI graphics and flow before compiling to the MCU target.

All Renesas Synergy starter kits come with an industry standard high speed SEGGER J-Link OB debugger as well as an integrated BLE module. The Bluetooth chipset used on the SK-S7G2 is based on the Renesas RL78/G1D.

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
  • Connection cable USB
  • Fix installed 2.4" resistive touch QVGA color LCD display
  • 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
    • USB 2.0
    • Connection to the Internet

Synergy Starter Kit SK-S7G2

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Published: 2015-10-13