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Development platform speeds IoT design time to market

23rd March 2016
Mick Elliott

ARIS, a ready-to-use Internet of Things (IoT) hardware and software platform that enables users to get their IoT applications up and running quickly with the Renesas Synergy development framework has been launched by Arrow Electronics. Arrow developed the ARIS board in conjunction with the Italian design house Reloc.

The Renesas Synergy Platform helps accelerate IoT designs by making it easier and quicker to start development with a fully qualified and optimised combination of hardware and software that encourages innovation and product differentiation.

The combination of the Arrow ARIS board and Renesas Synergy software platform elements enables developers to reduce time to market and decrease the total cost of ownership of a product over its lifetime. 

Based on a Renesas Synergy S7 MCU with 240MHz ARM Cortex-M4 core, the ARIS board has a host of features that equip it for IoT operations.

A 3-axes accelerometer and 3-axes gyroscope deliver position and motion sensing information; humidity and temperature sensors provide environmental feedback.

Communication with other devices and the Cloud is enabled via an Ethernet 10/100 port, Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE 4.1/4.2) and Wi-Fi b/g/n support. NFC tag functionality is also included along with a crypto bootloader and support for over-the-air (OTA) firmware updates. 

The Renesas Synergy Software platform includes an operating system, a variety of qualified stacks, libraries and consistent APIs that simplify and speed up the development process. 

David Spragg, vice president semiconductor marketing and engineering, Arrow EMEA commented: “Product developers want to devote their resources to the elements of their application that differentiate them from their competitors. The combination of the Arrow ARIS board and Renesas Synergy Platform allows developers to get started quickly and concentrate on their own area of specialism rather than having to recreate the basic building blocks.”

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