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  • General Topics(24)
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    • Analog(1)
        Subject
      • ADC(1)
          Course Name
        • Getting Optimal Performance from your ADC
            Getting Optimal Performance from your ADC35 Minutes

            Different types and designs of analog-to-digital converters (ADCs) provide different levels of performance and have specific pros and cons. This session focuses on the characteristics that are most relevant to several key applications, to make it easier to match the choice of an ADC implementation to the system requirements of a particular project.

            Released : 12/03/2010Updated : 12/03/2010
    • Clock(1)
        Subject
      • RTC(1)
          Course Name
        • Real Time Clock (RTC)
            Real Time Clock (RTC)15 Minutes

            This course describes the basic technology found in a Real Time Clock module (RTC).  Included in this introduction is a description of basic components in an RTC module, the clock and power sources, RTC registers, calibration and compensation, a compare and contrast between Integrated and Stand-alone models, as well as some helpful usgae notes.

            Released : 04/12/2011Updated : 04/12/2011
    • Connectivity(13)
        Subject
      • CAN(5)
          Course Name
        • Renesas CAN (RCAN2)
            Renesas CAN (RCAN2)20 Minutes

            This course covers the Renesas CAN peripheral (RCAN2) and is intended to help engineers become quickly acquainted with RCAN2 peripheral's features and functionality. Please review the Renesas Interactive CAN Basics I & II courses before proceeding with this course, as much material common to different CAN devices is covered there.

            Released : 04/12/2011Updated : 04/12/2011
        • CAN API and Bus Modes
            CAN API and Bus Modes15 Minutes

            This course explains the features available in most newer CAN peripherals as well as the CAN API firmware.   Topics included in this course include an overview of CAN features, mailbox structure, the CAN API and how it simplifies design and development, differences in receiving and polling using Polled vs. Interrupt designs, error handling, and an overview of available test modes.

            Released : 04/13/2011Updated : 04/13/2011
        • Introduction to CAN/LIN Basics
            Introduction to CAN/LIN Basics40 Minutes

            LIN and CAN networking technologies are excellent solutions for a wide range of industrial embedded system applications. They are well proven in the automotive field, where their speed, reliability and standardization have been continually tested under some of the most difficult environmental situations. This DevCon session provides an introduction to the CAN/LIN protocol. The presentation also describes the latest Renesas CAN MCU solutions and discusses their applications.

            Released : 12/03/2010Updated : 12/03/2010
        • CAN Basics Part-2
            CAN Basics Part-230 Minutes

            This course covers technical details that will help you design reliable, cost-effective distributed systems that link together a network of microcontrollers (MCUs). It explains the physical interface, data flow, timing issues, physical layer, OSI model, and higher-level protocols. This course also covers the various types of Message Frames used in CAN technology, explaining what each type is and does. Finally, it examines bus errors and strategies for implementing CAN-based systems.

            Released : 12/28/2009Updated : 04/01/2010
        • CAN Basics Part-1
            CAN Basics Part-130 Minutes

            This course provides technical details that will help you design reliable, cost-effective distributed systems that link together a network of microcontrollers (MCUs). It contains an overview of CAN technology — what it is, why it’s important, and where it is used and can be applied to good advantage. This course also highlights various key CAN design aspects, including the physical interface, data flow, timing issues, Physical layer, OSI model, and higher-level protocols used in CAN-based systems.

            Released : 12/28/2009Updated : 04/01/2010
      • Ethernet(1)
          Course Name
        • Ethernet Overview
            Ethernet Overview35 Minutes

            In this course we will cover the elements of an Ethernet network, pros and cons of Ethernet, a brief history of the technology, details of Ethernet, and applications that are commonly used on Ethernet networks.

            Released : 07/26/2011Updated : 07/26/2011
      • SPI(1)
          Course Name
        • SPI
            SPI15 Minutes

            This course provides a general overview of the Serial Peripheral Interface (SPI).  Topics included in this overview are signaling, the way the chip selects work, clock polaruty and phase options, as well as the SPI modes of operation.

            Released : 04/12/2011Updated : 04/12/2011
      • USB(6)
          Course Name
        • USB Enumeration and Host Configuration
            USB Enumeration and Host Configuration10 Minutes

            This 3rd course in the USB series provides information regarding the USB enumeration process, descriptors and standard host commands. We learn how the enumeration process works, explain the descriptor hierarchy, what descriptor types there are and learn about standard host commands.

            Released : 01/19/2012Updated : 01/19/2012
        • USB Classes
            USB Classes15 Minutes

            This course is the 4th in the series on USB. It provides an introduction to some of the most common USB classes. We'll learn how a USB class is used to implement similar services for a group of products and see how descriptors can further refine a driver's behavior within a class.

            Released : 01/19/2012Updated : 01/19/2012
        • USB Introduction
            USB Introduction15 Minutes

            In this introductory course we investigate the hierarchy of the USB communication. The module describes the connectors, how the system detects a connection and powers the device. The basic data rates will be discussed along with definitions and examples of endpoints and pipes in relation to USB.

            Released : 01/19/2012Updated : 01/19/2012
        • USB Protocol
            USB Protocol10 Minutes

            This course is part 2 of the USB introduction series. In this module we describe details of the USB protocol which define USB transfers, transactions and packets. We also introduce the USB frame and discuss the timing requirements for the USB frame.

            Released : 01/19/2012Updated : 01/19/2012
        • USB 3.0 Super Speed "Under the Hood"
            USB 3.0 Super Speed "Under the Hood"110 Minutes

            USB 3.0 is the next generation in USB technology, offering up to 10X speed improvement over the ubiquitous USB 2.0 technology. This session will describe the electrical and packet protocol levels in some detail, including an overview of test methods for assuring electrical signal integrity and capturing and analyzing data packet traffic. Attendees will receive a thorough overview of what USB 3.0 is all about as well as a the more detailed technical explanations.

            Released : 12/03/2010Updated : 12/03/2010
        • USB for Embedded Systems Viewed from the Embedded Target Side
            USB for Embedded Systems Viewed from the Embedded Target Side110 Minutes

            USB has rapidly became the ubiquitous serial communication standard for computer peripherals and many other types of products, replacing RS-232. This session discusses the basics of USB technology and how it can be integrated into embedded systems. Mastering this technology can be a daunting challenge, since the USB 2.0 specification covers 650 pages, and associated standards must be considered as well. The presentation focuses on the areas that engineers must address when creating a product that uses a USB Device or Host interface. Design implications and solutions are covered to provide valuable real-world perspective.

            Released : 12/03/2010Updated : 12/03/2010
    • Design(9)
  • MCU/MPU(97)
      Category
    • 78K(3)
    • H8S(11)
    • M16C(12)
    • R8C(6)
        Subject
      • Core(1)
      • Overview(2)
          Course Name
        • R8C Family Overview
            R8C Family Overview40 Minutes

            Welcome to the R8C Family Overview course, which covers the popular line of Renesas microcontrollers (MCUs) that provides high-performance 16-bit solutions for cost-sensitive 8-bit embedded systems.

            Released : 06/03/2010Updated : 06/03/2010
        • R8C Product Overview
            R8C Product Overview30 Minutes

            This course discusses the main design needs of engineers developing embedded systems and introduces the 16-bit R8C MCUs that address those requirements for 8-bit applications.

            Released : 03/03/2010Updated : 04/01/2010
      • Peripheral(3)
          Course Name
        • Capacitive Touch User Interfaces and Hardware-based Solutions
            Capacitive Touch User Interfaces and Hardware-based Solutions55 Minutes

            Capacitive touch-based user interfaces are proving to be very popular in an expanding array of consumer products and many other types, as well. This session describes basic capacitive touch detection mechanisms and compares capacitive touch detection implementations and solutions. In particular, it offers an introduction to the Renesas R8C/3xT solution, which combines a low-power, low-noise capacitive touch-sensing capability with the processing power and peripheral integration needed for system control functionality, thereby enabling lower-cost design solutions for embedded systems.

            Released : 12/03/2010Updated : 12/03/2010
        • R8C Peripherals - Part 1
            R8C Peripherals - Part 130 Minutes

            This course provides an introduction to the peripheral functions in the R8C Tiny series.We highlight five versatile timer functions—Timers RA, RB, RC, RD and RE—and explain the modes of operation of each. Then we discuss the Watchdog Timer (WDT), Power-on Reset (POR) and Low-Voltage Detect (LVD) functions.

            Released : 05/18/2010Updated : 05/18/2010
        • R8C Peripherals - Part 2
            R8C Peripherals - Part 230 Minutes

            Covers operation of Flash, SIO, I/O Ports, ADC and low-power modes

            Released : 04/01/2010Updated : 04/01/2010
    • RX Family(23)
        Subject
      • Core(2)
          Course Name
        • RX Core Overview
            RX Core Overview20 Minutes

            This course provides an introduction to the Renesas RX architecture and features of the RX Core.  Topics and features covered in this course include the RX Core and Pipeline, Memory and System Interfaces, an overview of the Instruction Set, Interrupt Handling, a detailed look at the RX Floating Point Unit (FPU), along with a quick look at the RX's High-speed Memory. 

            Released : 04/01/2011Updated : 04/01/2011
        • RX MCU Architecture Evolution
            RX MCU Architecture Evolution70 Minutes

            The focus of this DevCon 2010 session is on the current state of, and the latest technology trends in, CPU and bus architectures. Topics covered include a comparison of contemporary CPUs, as well as the advantages and disadvantages of various memory acceleration techniques. A major portion of the presentation is devoted to a detailed description and explanation of the interrupts, DSP and FPU of the Renesas RX architecture.

            Released : 12/02/2010Updated : 12/02/2010
      • Overview(4)
          Course Name
        • RX Analog Low Power Interfaces
            RX Analog Low Power Interfaces10 Minutes

            This course provides in-depth information on how analog interfaces contribute to a design's overall power budget. Using the low-power RX100 as an example, considerations of analog interfacing are presented along with a comparison of digital vs analog sensors.

            Released : 11/03/2013Updated : 11/03/2013
        • RX Safety Features
            RX Safety Features10 Minutes

            The purpose of this course is to provide an overview of the safety features found on the RX210 MCU. Included in this course is information on the IEC60730 safety requirements, an overview specific features of the RX Family that help with meeting the requirements, and how specific hardware can be configured to efficiently perform the checks and tests required by the standard.

            Released : 11/03/2013Updated : 11/03/2013
        • Migration to the RX600 Made Easy
            Migration to the RX600 Made Easy45 Minutes

            This DevCon 2010 session uses all available support tools—application notes, RPDL, PDG, HEW, etc.—to illustrate the migration of embedded system designs currently using various older Renesas MCU architectures to enhanced, updated designs that apply the newer, more capable MCUs in the RX600 series. Examples illustrate the process of converting M16C-, H8SX-, and non-Renesas designs to projects that take advantage of the performance and features of RX600 MCUs.

            Released : 12/02/2010Updated : 12/02/2010
        • RX Family Overview
            RX Family Overview25 Minutes

            This presentation provides an overview of the RX family of 32-bit microcontrollers, highlighting the key benefits of its breakthrough new architecture and showing how the RX can be used to address the demanding requirements in a wide variety of today’s microcontroller, digital signal controller, and digital signal processor applications.

            Released : 07/17/2010Updated : 03/11/2014
      • Peripheral(17)
          Course Name
        • RX Multi-function Pin Controller (MPC)
            RX Multi-function Pin Controller (MPC)10 Minutes

            This course provides a brief look at the Multi-function Pin Controller (MPC) found on the RX210 and RX63N MCUs. Included in this course is an overivew of the MPC module's functions and configuration registers, followed by an example of how the MPC can be configured for a particular peripheral.

            Released : 04/02/2012Updated : 08/29/2013
        • RX 8-bit Timer (TMR)
            RX 8-bit Timer (TMR)10 Minutes

            This course covers specific features of the 8-Bit Timer, or TMR, foundon RX MCUs. In this course, we’ll cover the TMR’s block diagram, operation modes,interrupts generation, and some helpful usage notes.

            Released : 08/28/2011Updated : 08/28/2011
        • RX Ethernet Peripheral
            RX Ethernet Peripheral10 Minutes

            This course provides an introductionto the RX Ethernet peripheral, the two blocks that work together to implementEthernet connectivity (the Ethernet Controller and Ethernet DMAC) and somedetails of internal workings of these modules.

            Released : 09/19/2011Updated : 09/19/2011
        • RX BSC
            RX BSC15 Minutes

            This course provides an overview of the RX Bus State Controller (BSC). Topics included in this overview include a brief review of the RX memory map, a look at RX programmable chip selects, a review of the RX SDRAM controller capabilities as well as Bus Error Monitoring.

            Released : 06/15/2011Updated : 06/15/2011
        • RX Compare Match Timer (CMT)
            RX Compare Match Timer (CMT)10 Minutes

            This course covers specific features of the Compare Match Timer, or CMT, found on RX MCUs. In this course we will cover the CMT’s block diagram, interrupts generation, and some helpful usage notes.

            Released : 08/05/2011Updated : 08/05/2011
        • RX 12-bit ADC
            RX 12-bit ADC10 Minutes

            This course contains a description of specific features of the RX 12 Bit ADC (identified as S12AD in the HW manual).   Topics covered in this course include an overview of the 12bit ADC block diagram, as well as an explanation of its operating modes, channel select registers and converted value addition mode.  Additionally, the Internal Reference Voltage and Temperature sensors will be reviewed (not featured on RX/62N), followed by some helpful usage notes.

            Released : 04/14/2011Updated : 04/14/2011
        • RX USB Peripheral
            RX USB Peripheral15 Minutes

            This course provides an overview of fundamental concepts, capabilities, and methods of connecting and using the Renesas RX USB Peripheral (R8A66597).

            Released : 04/13/2011Updated : 04/13/2011
        • RX Independent Watchdog Timer (IWDT)
            RX Independent Watchdog Timer (IWDT)15 Minutes

            Thiscourse covers specific features of the Independent Watchdog Timer (IWDT) foundon Renesas RX MCUs. Included in this course is an overview of the IWDT blockdiagram, available clocking and timeout options, how to start and refresh theIWDT, an explanation of what happens when a counter underflows, and how to usethe IWDT with the RX's WDT, along with some general usage notes.

            Released : 04/07/2011Updated : 04/07/2011
        • RX_RSPI
            RX_RSPI25 Minutes

            This course covers specific features of the Serial Peripheral Interface (RSPI) found on Renesas RX MCUs.  Along with a general block diagram, this course provides insight into the different modes supported, interrupts available, error detection, command registers and how to sequence them together, how to read and write the transmit and receive buffers and setting thie bit rate.  This is followed by some helpful usage notes.

            Released : 04/12/2011Updated : 04/12/2011
        • RX Low Voltage Detection and POR
            RX Low Voltage Detection and POR20 Minutes

            This course provideds an overview of the Renesas RX Low Voltage Detection Circuit (LVD) and sources of reset.

            Released : 04/01/2011Updated : 04/01/2011
        • RX Interrupt Control Unit
            RX Interrupt Control Unit20 Minutes

            This course provides an overview of the architecture and features of the Interrupt Control Unit found on Renesas RX MCus.  Topics covered in this course include interrupt sources and features, RX interrupt processing, Vector tables, Registers and the RX Fast Interrupt mechanism.

            Released : 04/01/2011Updated : 04/01/2011
        • RX 10-bit DAC
            RX 10-bit DAC20 Minutes

            This course covers specific features of the 10-bit Digital to Analog converter (DAC) found on Renesas RX MCUs.   Features reviewed in this course include  DAC Data Registers, how to enable independent channels, how to set the analog output value, and required conversion time.  A block diagram of the RX DAC is also provided along with some helpful usage notes.      

            Released : 04/01/2011Updated : 04/01/2011
        • RX ADC
            RX ADC20 Minutes

            This course provides an overview of the features found on the Renesas RX Analog to Digital Converter (ADC).  Included in this overview is a block diagram of the RX 10-bit ADC as well as information on Operating Modes, ADC Data Registers, an explanation of the Self-Diagnostic Feature and Sampling Time Adjustments, followed by some helpful usage notes.

            Released : 04/01/2011Updated : 04/01/2011
        • RX DTC
            RX DTC15 Minutes

            This course provides a basic understanding of the Data Transfer Controller (DTC) found on Renesas RX MCUs. Along with a general overview, this course also includes a brief discussion of DTC transfer modes, a look at Chained transfers, an overview of the DTC register set and an explanation of how the DTC works with the RX Interrupt Controller.

            Released : 04/07/2011Updated : 04/07/2011
        • RX DMAC
            RX DMAC20 Minutes

            This course provides a general understanding of the Direct Memory Access Controller (DMA) found on Renesas RX MCUs.  Topics covered in this course include a general overview of the RX DMA Controller, supported transfer modes, the DMAC register set and a short explanation of how the DMA Controller works with the Interrupt Controller found in RX MCUs 

            Released : 04/07/2011Updated : 04/07/2011
        • RX Watchdog Timer (WDT)
            RX Watchdog Timer (WDT)15 Minutes

            This course provides an overview of the Watchdog Timer (WDT) found on Renesas RX MCUs.   Specific topics featured in this course include a block diagram of the WDT, clocking options, different operating modes, how to start and refresh the WDT, how to write to the WDT registers, how to use the the WDT with the RX's Independent Watchdog Timer, along with some general usage notes.

            Released : 04/07/2011Updated : 04/07/2011
        • Complete Motor Control Integration with Rx62T
            Complete Motor Control Integration with Rx62T70 Minutes

            This session introduces Renesas' latest and most powerful devices and peripherals for motor control applications. It shows how to use the MTU timers in RX62T MCUs to simultaneously generate six complementary PWM signals, as well as how to use the on-chip ADCs, I/O ports, DAC, POE, watchdog timer and FPU.

            Released : 12/02/2010Updated : 12/02/2010
    • RX100(3)
        Subject
      • Overview(2)
          Course Name
        • RX 111 Low Power Modes
            RX 111 Low Power Modes15 Minutes

            This course provides an overview of the RX111's Operating modes, including Low Power modes. In addition to general specifications, this course provides configuration tips and methodology of switching between the different modes.

            Released : 06/10/2013Updated : 06/10/2013
        • RX100 Overview
            RX100 Overview20 Minutes

            The RX100 is the RX Family’s new 32-bit entry level MCU. This presentation provides an overview of the RX100 series' performance, features and specifications.

            Released : 04/14/2013Updated : 04/14/2013
      • Peripherals(1)
          Course Name
        • RX111 USB
            RX111 USB10 Minutes

            This short presentation will cover high level characteristics of the RX111 USB peripheral. We will compare it with the RX600 and RL78 register set, show what firmware is available today, and run some code sizes.

            Released : 11/03/2013Updated : 11/03/2013
    • RX200(2)
        Subject
      • Overview(1)
          Course Name
        • RX200 Safety Features
            RX200 Safety Features15 Minutes

            This course provides an overview of the safety features found on the RX200/210 MCUs, specifically those that help with meeting the requirements of the IEC60730 standard.

            Released : 01/05/2012Updated : 01/05/2012
      • Peripheral(1)
          Course Name
        • RX210 Event Link Controller (ELC)
            RX210 Event Link Controller (ELC)10 Minutes

            This course provides an overview of theEvent Link Controller (ELC) found on RX 210 MCUs. Included in this course is anOverview of the ELC module, a look at the register set, block diagram,operation of the ELC and an example along with some helpful usage notes.

            Released : 10/16/2011Updated : 10/16/2011
    • RL78(12)
        Subject
      • Core(1)
          Course Name
        • RL78 Architecture & Core
            RL78 Architecture & Core 20 Minutes

            This course provides an introduction to the RL78 architecture. Topics covered in this course include l core features, memory mapping, DMA access, IRQ handling and the OCD interface.

            Released : 10/12/2011Updated : 10/12/2011
      • Overview(2)
          Course Name
        • RL78 Safety Features
            RL78 Safety Features20 Minutes

            This course provides an introduction to the safety features found on the RL78 line of microcontrollers. Safety features discussed in this course are applicable to the RL78s Flash, RAM, SFRs, ADC, Clock as well as the CPU itself.

            Released : 12/28/2011Updated : 12/28/2011
        • RL78 Family Overview
            RL78 Family Overview30 Minutes

            This course provides an introduction to the RL78 Family ofLow-Power microcontrollers (MCUs) designed and offered by Renesas Electronics for cost-sensitive 8-/16-bit embedded applications. In this course you will learn about key features and benefits these MCUs provide and how they facilitate system development in a cost-effective way.

            Released : 07/26/2011Updated : 09/13/2013
      • Peripheral(9)
          Course Name
        • RL78 Timers RD, RG and RJ
            RL78 Timers RD, RG and RJ20 Minutes

            This course provides an introduction to the RL78s Timer units RD, RG and RJ. Basic funtions are reviewed including operating modes and buffer operations. Several examples are offered, including motor control examples.

            Released : 10/01/2012Updated : 10/02/2012
        • RL78 Serial Interface
            RL78 Serial Interface15 Minutes

            This course provides an introduction to the RL78 serial interface architecture and features of the Serial Array Unit which provides support for CSI, UART and I2C interfaces.

            Released : 10/16/2011Updated : 10/16/2011
        • RL78 POC and LVD
            RL78 POC and LVD20 Minutes

            This course provides an overview of the RL78’s Power-on-clear circuit and Low Voltage Detector. Block diagrams for both circuits are provided as well as descriptions of their features and operations, followed by a few application examples.

            Released : 12/29/2011Updated : 12/29/2011
        • RL78 Development Tools
            RL78 Development Tools20 Minutes

            This course provides an introduction to software and hardware developement tools, dubuggers and emulators for use with the RL78 line of microcontrollers.

            Released : 10/26/2011Updated : 10/26/2011
        • RL78 A/D Converter
            RL78 A/D Converter15 Minutes

            This course provides an overview of the RL78's Analog to Digital Converter, including the its different operating modes, capabilities and diagnostic function.

            Released : 09/20/2011Updated : 09/20/2011
        • RL78 Timer Units
            RL78 Timer Units25 Minutes

            This course provides an introduction to the RL78 timer Architecture. Topics covered in this course include the RL78 timers' structure and capabilities, Timer Array Unit, the Real Time Counter, Interval Timer, Watchdog Timer, as well as the PCL buzzer output.

            Released : 09/02/2011Updated : 09/02/2011
        • RL78 Code and Dataflash
            RL78 Code and Dataflash25 Minutes

            The purpose of this course is to providean introduction to the RL78's flash features and archectecture includingsecurity features, code and data flash organization as well as self andexternal programming and the related libraries.

            Released : 09/06/2011Updated : 09/06/2011
        • RL78 Port Architecture
            RL78 Port Architecture20 Minutes

            This course provides an introduction the RL78 port architecture . In this course, we‘ll cover the port hardware, control registers, driver capability and packages.

            Released : 08/16/2011Updated : 08/16/2011
        • RL78 Clock Generator
            RL78 Clock Generator25 Minutes

            This course provides an introduction to the RL78Clock Generator. Topics covered in this course include RL78 Clock Generatorfunctions, different internal and external oscillators, operating modes and anoverview of the new Snooze mode capabilities.

            Released : 08/24/2011Updated : 08/24/2011
    • Secure-MCU(2)
        Subject
      • MCU/MPU(1)
          Course Name
        • Case studies for Embedded Security
            Case studies for Embedded Security 40 Minutes

            Machine-to-Machine (M2M) authentication based on the Renesas Board ID product is a robust and cost-effective security solution for technology vendors and equipment manufacturers in industry sectors in which IP theft, product misuse and other criminal activities are important concerns. The presentation in this session incorporates a series of use case studies illustrate how the Board ID solution is implemented and highlighting the valuable benefits that this technology delivers.

            Released : 12/03/2010Updated : 12/03/2010
      • Overview(1)
          Course Name
        • Board ID Marketing Overview
            Board ID Marketing Overview25 Minutes

            Renesas’ Board ID solution includes: a secure MCU, proven firmware with security application, and key programming services to enable easy design of a complete security solution. The Board ID device facilitates new functions and processes for M2M security.It also offers significant benefits for business, industry, medical, government, consumers and other M2M markets, relative to traditional, less secure machine identification technologies such as serial EEPROM ICs.

            Released : 05/27/2010Updated : 05/27/2010
    • SH(15)
        Subject
      • Core(8)
          Course Name
        • SH2A Floating-Point Unit
            SH2A Floating-Point Unit20 Minutes

            This module is an extension to the Renesas Interactive Modules on the SH2A Core parts 1 through 3.In this course we take a closer look at the FPU's operation within the core. We will examine how it handles the Floating Point operations in the pipeline; its ability to handle both Single and Double precision, how it is controlled in the compiler so you can avoid any issues, and finally a quick overview of some performance numbers.

            Released : 12/17/2010Updated : 12/17/2010
        • Increasing Application Performance and Data Throughput with SH-2A MCUs
            Increasing Application Performance and Data Throughput with SH-2A MCUs 45 Minutes

            New SuperH MCU core and peripheral features that increase performance and throughput are highlighted in this DevCon 2010 session. The presentation also explains important SH-2A devices in this popular product line and recommends specific solutions for key embedded system applications, including Industrial Networking, Medical Diagnotsic and Telemetry, Commercial Building Security and Access Control.

            Released : 12/02/2010Updated : 12/02/2010
        • SH7216 RCAN-ET Peripherals & CAN API
        • SH-2A CPU Core Part 1
            SH-2A CPU Core Part 125 Minutes

            This course begins the introduction of the SH2A CPU core. This course provides an overview of the core, programmers model, load-store architecture, new instructions, features of the instruction set, and closes with subroutine calls.

            Released : 04/09/2010Updated : 04/09/2010
        • SH-2 CPU Core Part 2
            SH-2 CPU Core Part 225 Minutes

            This course continues the introduction into the SH2 core. This course introduces CPU error detection, pipeline and flow control, and closes with SH2 programming tips.

            Released : 12/28/2009Updated : 04/01/2010
        • SH-2 CPU Core Part 1
            SH-2 CPU Core Part 125 Minutes

            This course begins the introduction of the SH 2 CPU core. The course provides an overview of the core, programmers model, load-store architecture, new instructions, features of the instruction set, and closes with subroutine calls.

            Released : 12/28/2009Updated : 04/01/2010
        • SH-2A CPU Core Part 3
            SH-2A CPU Core Part 320 Minutes

            This course continues the introduction into the SH2A core. This course introduces the Floating Point Unit Register Banks, on-chip Cache (including Cache read hits/misses), and closes with ten helpful programming tips.

            Released : 12/28/2009Updated : 04/01/2010
        • SH-2A CPU Core Part 2
            SH-2A CPU Core Part 230 Minutes

            This course continues the introduction into the SH2A core. This course introduces the Floating Point Unit, CPU error detection, pipeline and flow control, and closes with SH2A programming hints.

            Released : 12/28/2009Updated : 04/01/2010
      • Overview(2)
      • Peripheral(5)
          Course Name
        • SH-2A Graphics for Low- to Mid-level Graphics Applications
            SH-2A Graphics for Low- to Mid-level Graphics Applications35 Minutes

            This presentation and demonstration focuses on key features of the VDC3 (Video Display Controller 3) function built into the SH7262 processor. Ways to configure the video input and two graphic blocks are described. Also, general rules are discussed for using large capacity on-chip RAM and calculating RAM usage for different-size displays and different levels of animation features. The session’s demonstration shows the processing capabilities of the SH7262 chip, using the graphical interface created by Swell Peg Pro software.

            Released : 12/02/2010Updated : 12/02/2010
        • SH7216 Ethernet
            SH7216 Ethernet30 Minutes

            This course details the SH7216 Ethernet module and its operation.

            Released : 04/23/2010Updated : 04/23/2010
        • SH2 Bus State Controller
            SH2 Bus State Controller40 Minutes

            This course provides an overview of the bus state controller and the data transfer controller on SH-2 and SH-2A families of 32-bit RISC microcontrollers, members of the SuperH® series.

            Released : 12/28/2009Updated : 04/01/2010
        • SH2 Timers
            SH2 Timers35 Minutes

            This course shows the basic multi-function timer pulse unit (MTU) and its latest versions: the MTU2 and MTU2S found on newer members of the SH-2 and SH-2A families.

            Released : 12/28/2009Updated : 04/01/2010
        • SH-2 DMAC and INTC Features and Operation
            SH-2 DMAC and INTC Features and Operation40 Minutes

            This course provides an overview of the direct memory access controller and the interrupt transfer controller on the SH-2 and SH-2A families of 32-bit RISC microcontrollers, which are members of the SuperH® series.

            Released : 12/28/2009Updated : 04/01/2010
    • V850(8)
        Subject
      • Overview(5)
          Course Name
        • V850 Jx4 Series Overview
            V850 Jx4 Series Overview10 Minutes

            This course provides an overview of the V850 Jx4 series MCUs. Included in this course is a review of application trends for low power, battery operated devices and a look at how new features found on the Jx4 series address the needs of these applications. A V850 J series product roadmap is also included, along with basic performance specifications.

            Released : 03/30/2012Updated : 03/30/2012
        • Migration from V850 Jx3 to Jx4 series MCUs
            Migration from V850 Jx3 to Jx4 series MCUs10 Minutes

            This course provides a brief overview of the V850 Jx4 series and its enhancements over the previous Jx3 series. A comparison of features is includes along with pinout and peripheral comparisons.

            Released : 03/31/2012Updated : 03/31/2012
        • V850 Low Power Design Techniques
            V850 Low Power Design Techniques10 Minutes

            This course explores design trends and techniques for low power applications using Renesas V850 MCUs.  Techniques discussed in this course include clock switching, parallel processing and how to handle unused I/Os. 

            Released : 03/29/2011Updated : 03/29/2011
        • Low Pin Count V850: Small but Powerful MCU for portable application
            Low Pin Count V850: Small but Powerful MCU for portable application45 Minutes

            As portable applications become pervasive in our everyday lives, the demand for more powerful MCU in a small form factor increases dramatically. How much performance can a MCU in a 6x6mm deliver? Would you expect 81 DMIPS (ver2.1) from a MUC in a 6x6mm package? This session provides a comprehensive overview of a line of Low Pin Count high performance 32-bit V850 MCUs. We will discuss how high performance MCU in small packages could enable a new generation of portable applications. In additional, we will highlight many features of the 32-bit V850 MCUs that support design of these applications, including Low Voltaget Detection to monitor battery, Real Time Counter for energy efficient time tracking, EEPROM emulation to store data on embedded Flash and many others.

            Released : 12/02/2010Updated : 12/02/2010
        • V850 Family Overview
            V850 Family Overview20 Minutes

            This course reviews the V850’s positioning among the wide range of microcontrollers in Renesas Electronics America’s portfolio and highlights the V850 microcontroller family before diving into the technical details on the how V850 delivers high performance and high energy efficiency.

            Released : 08/17/2010Updated : 08/17/2010
      • Peripheral(3)
          Course Name
        • V850 Peripheral Training
            V850 Peripheral Training20 Minutes

            This course contains an overview of the peripherals and features found in the Renesas V850ES line of microcontollers.  These include the Enhanced Wath Dog Timer, Clock Monitor, UART with 9-bit support, Boot Swap for fail-safe firmware updates and Debug and Flash Security features.  An overview of low power design techniques and EEPROM Emulation is also discussed.

            Released : 04/01/2011Updated : 04/01/2011
        • The V850/Fx4 Timer Array Unit (TAU) and its Use for PWM Output Driver Diagnostics
            The V850/Fx4 Timer Array Unit (TAU) and its Use for PWM Output Driver Diagnostics40 Minutes

            Modern microcontroller based control systems require both the capture and measurement of digital input signals as well as the generation of complex digital output waveforms, both being done utilizing only a minimal amount of processor resources.  The approach used in several V850 and 78K0R series line-ups to address these competing requirements, while at the same time minimizing the customer's training and development investment, is the Timer Array Unit (TAU) peripheral.  The TAU is comprised of a number of identical basic building block timer units which can be used individually for simple signal capture or generation functions or which can be combined to work together for more complex operations with little CPU overhead.    This session will explain the capabilities of the TAU and then lead the attendess through an example of using the TAU in conjunction with the Analog to Digital converter to coordinate diagnostic measurements on PWM driver output channels.

            Released : 12/03/2010Updated : 12/03/2010
        • V850 EEPROM Emulation
            V850 EEPROM Emulation15 Minutes

            V850 EEPROM Emulation provides a brief overview of the methodolgy and benefits of Code and Data Flash options used in Renesas V850 Microcontrollers.

            Released : 10/05/2010Updated : 10/05/2010
  • Tools(32)
      Category
    • GNU(8)
        Subject
      • Overview(2)
          Course Name
        • GNU Utilities
            GNU Utilities35 Minutes

            This course describes the three types of GNU utilities supported by the KPIT GNU toolchain and then explains what each of the utilities does and how it is used.

            Released : 12/28/2009Updated : 12/28/2009
        • Intro to GNU Tools
            Intro to GNU Tools35 Minutes

            This course explains the basics of GNU tools, including the concept of free software, the history of GNU software and its licensing. It also explains the benefits of using GNU tools.

            Released : 12/28/2009Updated : 12/28/2009
      • Installation(1)
          Course Name
        • GNU Install KPIT Tools
            GNU Install KPIT Tools30 Minutes

            This course provides a step-by-step guide to the straightforward process of installing the KPIT GNU toolchain on the PC on which you will run the Renesas HEW IDE for debugging application software.

            Released : 12/28/2009Updated : 12/28/2009
      • Debugging and Features(5)
          Course Name
        • GNU Tools Debug with Monitor
            GNU Tools Debug with Monitor50 Minutes

            This course describes the process of debugging an application on an SH target — a SuperH™ MCU — in the High-performance Embedded Workshop (HEW) using the KPIT GNU toolchain and the Renesas HMON monitor. The course explains how to create a new project, configure the debug platform using a familiar GUI, configure the Flash Development Toolkit (FDT), and download your application on the target. The course then steps you through the process of debugging a typical application with this setup.

            Released : 12/28/2009Updated : 12/28/2009
        • GNU Tools Debug with Emulator
            GNU Tools Debug with Emulator20 Minutes

            This course describes the process of debugging an application on an SH target — a SuperH™ MCU — in HEW using the KPIT GNU toolchain and the Renesas E10A-USB emulator. The course explains how to create a new project, make linker settings, configure the debug platform, and connect to the target system. Then it steps through the process of debugging a typical application with this setup.

            Released : 12/28/2009Updated : 12/28/2009
        • GNU Troubleshooting
            GNU Troubleshooting10 Minutes

            This course covers three common problems that can arise during the process of debugging an application: memory access errors, exception errors, and address errors. It explains what causes these errors and offers advice on how to solve them.

            Released : 12/28/2009Updated : 12/28/2009
        • GNU Interoperability
            GNU Interoperability10 Minutes

            This course explains what interoperability means with regard to the Renesas SHC compiler and the KPIT GNUSH compiler, and how it is achieved between these compilers.

            Released : 12/28/2009Updated : 12/28/2009
        • GNU Tools Debug with Simulator
    • e2studio(3)
        Subject
      • Tutorial(3)
          Course Name
        • Build it with e2studio
            Build it with e2studio10 Minutes

            The build phase module covers many of the aspects of setting up a new project and getting it to create a valid output that can be used for debugging. We will discuss the Project Generator wizard and each of the steps along the way. These include the Standard Library options, creating a Hello World project and basic editor features. Once we have a working edited project, we’ll take a look at modifying a project and the tools that are used for that We’ll see how to configure the build tools and optimize our software as well as out e2studio options for how and when to build our projects. Finally we’ll discuss output file types and what they are used for so that the debug phase makes sense.

            Released : 11/03/2013Updated : 11/03/2013
        • Debug it with e2studio
            Debug it with e2studio10 Minutes

            The build phase module covers many of the aspects of setting up a new project and getting it to create a valid output that can be used for debugging. We will discuss the Project Generator wizard and each of the steps along the way. These include the Standard Library options, creating a Hello World project and basic editor features. Once we have a working edited project, we’ll take a look at modifying a project and the tools that are used for that We’ll see how to configure the build tools and optimize our software as well as out e2studio options for how and when to build our projects. Finally we’ll discuss output file types and what they are used for so that the debug phase makes sense.

            Released : 11/03/2013Updated : 11/03/2013
        • e2studio Advanced Features
            e2studio Advanced Features10 Minutes

            This course provides an overview of some advanced features in e2studio, including: - Section manipulation - Code Templates and Standards - Custom Perspectives - Import/Export - Archiving - HEW Import - IAR Import - Cubesuite Import Version control Help and Cheat Sheets Tips and Tricks

            Released : 11/03/2013Updated : 11/03/2013
    • HEW(21)
  • Analog & Power(20)
      Category
    • MSIG Applications and Devices(4)
    • Power Conversion and Devices(16)
        Subject
      • Power Factor(1)
          Course Name
        • Efficiency and Power Factor
            Efficiency and Power Factor25 Minutes

            This course is intended to expand your knowledge of power supply units. You will learn the structure of PSUs, types of PFC ICs, isolated DC/DC converter ICs and their functions and line-up, as well as discrete devices used in PSUs.

            Released : 06/13/2013Updated : 06/13/2013
      • Power Supplies(9)
          Course Name
        • PMICs for MCUs: SImple DC to DC
            PMICs for MCUs: SImple DC to DC20 Minutes

            The purpose of this course is to provide knowledge of Renesas DC/DC Voltage Regulators. We will focus on four topics: • An overview of Renesas DC/DC product family, with a focus on the Simple DC/DC product family for embedded applications. • Use of low power modes • Efficiency and other performance measures of Renesas DC/DC product family • Evaluation boards and other available tools. • Through these topics, the viewer should have an understanding of the breadth and scope of Renesas DC/DC product family as well as the features and advantages of the devices.

            Released : 11/22/2013Updated : 11/23/2013
        • Power supply unit Part 3
            Power supply unit Part 325 Minutes

            PFCs (operation, types, sales guide)This course is to expand your knowledge of Power Supply Units, or PSUs. Specifically, Power Factor Correction, or PFC. Our objectives are to learn about PFC operation and types of PFCs. This will be followed by some helpful sales guides.

            Released : 03/12/2012Updated : 03/12/2012
        • Power supply unit Part 5
            Power supply unit Part 510 Minutes

            Discrete devices (lineup, road map, etc.)This course provides an overview of Discrete Devices used in Power Supplies and their respective product roadmaps.

            Released : 03/13/2012Updated : 03/13/2012
        • Power supply unit Part 4
            Power supply unit Part 420 Minutes

            Isolated DC/DC (types, operations, sales guide, etc.)In this course, we’ll learn about various types of Isolated DC/DC converters and their operation. Then we’ll finish up with a quick sales guide for these products.

            Released : 03/12/2012Updated : 03/12/2012
        • Power supply unit Part 1
            Power supply unit Part 120 Minutes

            Efficiency and power factor This course is intended to expand your knowledge of power supply units to help you educate customers about Renesas products. You will learn the structure of PSUs, types of PFC ICs, isolated DC/DC converter ICs and their functions and line-up, as well as discrete devices used in PSUs.

            Released : 03/13/2012Updated : 03/13/2012
        • Power supply unit Part 2
            Power supply unit Part 215 Minutes

            Standards or regulations for PSUs In this course, we’ll start by learning about different regulations and standards for efficiency, such as Energy Star, 80Plus, etc. Then we’ll learn about harmonic current standards, specifically IEC61000-3-2 and follow that up with a review of other regulations and standards.

            Released : 03/12/2012Updated : 03/12/2012
        • Power Supply Units (PSUs) and ICs for the PSUs
            Power Supply Units (PSUs) and ICs for the PSUs20 Minutes

            This course provides basic knowledge of power supply units, ICs used in these power supply units and LED drive ICs for bulb type lighting.

            Released : 09/07/2011Updated : 09/07/2011
        • Standards and Regulations
            Standards and Regulations25 Minutes

            In this course, we’ll start by learning about different regulations and standards for efficiency, such as Energy Star, 80Plus, etc. Then we’ll learn about harmonic current standards, specifically IEC61000-3-2 and follow that up with a review of other regulations and standards.

            Released : 06/13/2013Updated : 06/13/2013
        • Isolated DC to DC
            Isolated DC to DC25 Minutes

            In this course, we’ll learn about various types of Isolated DC/DC converters and their operation.

            Released : 06/13/2013Updated : 06/13/2013
      • Power Devices(6)
          Course Name
        • IGBT for Tsc Basics
            IGBT for Tsc Basics30 Minutes

            This course provides a basic understanding of what Tsc is, why it is important and what the Tsc requirements are for different applications. Prior to taking this courses, Renesas recommends first completing the Basic IGBT course.

            Released : 05/10/2014Updated : 05/10/2014
        • Selecting between MOSFETs and IGBTs
            Selecting between MOSFETs and IGBTs20 Minutes

            The purpose of t his course is to enable designers to select between IGBTs in MOSFETs, specifically when designing 3phase motor drives. We will focus on three topics : • Understand the differences and similarities of 600V IGBTs and MOSFETs. • Review device requirements for3phase motor control circuits. • Review examples considering two motor control circuits. Through these topics, the viewer should gain an understanding of how to make the choice between IGBTs and MOSFETs in 3phase motor control circuits.

            Released : 11/22/2013Updated : 11/23/2013
        • Diodes
            Diodes15 Minutes

            This course provides a Diode to help your product knowledge and sales activities.

            Released : 07/21/2011Updated : 07/21/2011
        • TRIACs and Thyristors
            TRIACs and Thyristors25 Minutes

            This course provides the knowledge of Thyristors and Triacs. After a brief review, this presentation will cover three key topics; (1) Basics of a datasheet(2) An overview of Triac applications(3) The Renesas Product line-up and positioning in the Triac marketplace

            Released : 12/05/2011Updated : 12/05/2011
        • IGBTs
            IGBTs20 Minutes

            This course provides a detailed overview of IGBTs. Learn what IGBT’s are and how they work. Identify typical IGBT applications and learn about Renesas' IGBT product line-up.

            Released : 08/29/2013Updated : 08/29/2013
        • Power MOSFETS
            Power MOSFETS25 Minutes

            This course provides intermediate knowledge of low voltage Power MOSFETs.

            Released : 06/13/2013Updated : 06/13/2013
  • DevCon(57)
      Category
    • DevCON 2010(50)
        Subject
      • Automotive(6)
          Course Name
        • ID 011C: Velocity Lab
            ID 011C: Velocity Lab30 Minutes

            Velocity Lab contains Renesas and third-party development components (tools, interfaces, hardware and software) with which customers can build embedded solutions economically and efficiently using devices in the SH-2A family of microcontrollers and other MCUs. This DevCon 2010 session describes how combinations of these components can be used, for example, to generate all types of embedded system software (applications, operating systems and peripheral drivers), as well as to create virtual simulation platforms, leverage Hardware-In-Loop (HIL) evaluations, and design prototype controllers with existing MCUs or with FPGA-based peripherals for upcoming MCUs. The session covers the development of this ecosystem, which involved over 20 companies uniquely qualified to provide direct support. Subsequently, it explains how Velocity Lab components can be combined to speed up system development. The presentation also shows ways that some of those components can be applied to perform validation in a scalable manner, from virtual systems to real hardware.

            Released : 10/22/2010Updated : 10/22/2010
        • ID 023C: Model Based Design - MBD
            ID 023C: Model Based Design - MBD45 Minutes

            Model-based design is fast becoming the preferred approach for developing embedded systems because of its ability to convey requirements visually in an simulatable form, its ability to explore and verify functionality much earlier in the design process, and for its powerful automated testing capabilities.  This session covers how these powerful modeling tools can be leveraged to move from concept through to production with an eye towards deriving maximum benefits from simulation. This session will present methods for effectively utilizing plant models and Matlab’s Simulink and Stateflow tools to develop and validate control systems in a virtual setting; show how closed loop model simulations between plant models and control strategies can be used to refine algorithms; show case studies using consumer and automotive applications

            Released : 10/25/2010Updated : 10/25/2010
        • ID 021C: Virtual Microcontroller & System Modeling
            ID 021C: Virtual Microcontroller & System Modeling 45 Minutes

            The hardware bench is ready, it's time to abandon the virtual prototype -- Or not?  This presentation discusses the capabilities and limitations of Virtual Prototypes and Virtual Platforms with the usage focus of embedded systems and firmware development.  The lecture focuses on the post-silicon virtual prototype benefits of visibility, controllability, availability, repeatability and testability.  Discuss how modeling abstraction choices, such as transaction based simulations (better simulation speed) vs. cycle accurate simulations (better accuracy) provide a virtual prototype that remains useful in the entire development life cycle.  Practical experience in modeling choices and interfaces will be provided.  Industry challenges and solutions of multi-ECU and co-simulation frameworks will also be addressed.

            Released : 10/28/2010Updated : 10/28/2010
        • ID 020C: Hardware-in-Loop: System Testing Without the System
            ID 020C: Hardware-in-Loop: System Testing Without the System40 Minutes

            Presents how Hardware-in-Loop systems enable cost-effective testing of embedded systems, with a review of capabilities and associated tools. Show how signal conditioning can be performed for actuators and sensors.. Discuss requirements for plant models to support real-time operations on HILs.

            Released : 11/02/2010Updated : 11/02/2010
        • ID 025C: An Introduction to the OSEK Operating System
            ID 025C: An Introduction to the OSEK Operating System 45 Minutes

            The OSEK operating system standard has been used in automotive electronics for almost 10 years. This presentation will review the main features of OSEK OS and explain how they are useful to developers of embedded control systems. A look at the strengths and weaknesses of the OSEK specification reveals how careful design can lead to highly optimized memory and run-time usage, which can critically affect the deployment costs of high-volume electronic systems. Also, the influence of OSEK on more recent operating system standards is covered. Finally a demonstration of the RTA-OSEK tools from ETAS and the QuantiPhi tools from SimuQuest will be given.

            Released : 11/05/2010Updated : 11/05/2010
        • ID 027C: The V850/Fx4 Timer Array Unit (TAU) and its Use for PWM Output Driver Diagnostics
            ID 027C: The V850/Fx4 Timer Array Unit (TAU) and its Use for PWM Output Driver Diagnostics40 Minutes

            Modern microcontroller based control systems require both the capture and measurement of digital input signals as well as the generation of complex digital output waveforms, both being done utilizing only a minimal amount of processor resources.  The approach used in several V850 and 78K0R series line-ups to address these competing requirements, while at the same time minimizing the customer's training and development investment, is the Timer Array Unit (TAU) peripheral.  The TAU is comprised of a number of identical basic building block timer units which can be used individually for simple signal capture or generation functions or which can be combined to work together for more complex operations with little CPU overhead.    This session will explain the capabilities of the TAU and then lead the attendess through an example of using the TAU in conjunction with the Analog to Digital converter to coordinate diagnostic measurements on PWM driver output channels.

            Released : 11/23/2010Updated : 11/23/2010
      • Computing Architectures(6)
          Course Name
        • ID 110C: Microcontroller Technology Roadmap_Ritesh Tyagi
            ID 110C: Microcontroller Technology Roadmap_Ritesh Tyagi70 Minutes

            This lecture provides a comprehensive overview of the Renesas development strategy for next generation microcontrollers and microprocessors.  Detailed content will explain the technical alignment of next generation architectures for various market segments and the design philosophy of 8, 16 and 32-bit microcontrollers and microprocessors that enables Renesas customers to reuse and build upon engineering investments made when using the available products.  Finally, the session highlights Renesas' commitment to adding products with enhanced features by boosting speeds, decreasing operating voltages, cutting power consumption, and adding flexible peripherals that provide smooth MCU/MPU migration paths.

            Released : 10/26/2010Updated : 10/26/2010
        • ID 112C: RX MCU Architecture Evolution
            ID 112C: RX MCU Architecture Evolution70 Minutes

            The focus of this DevCon 2010 session is on the current state of, and the latest technology trends in, CPU and bus architectures. Topics covered include a comparison of contemporary CPUs, as well as the advantages and disadvantages of various memory acceleration techniques. A major portion of the presentation is devoted to a detailed description and explanation of the interrupts, DSP and FPU of the Renesas RX architecture.

            Released : 10/27/2010Updated : 10/27/2010
        • ID 111C: Reasons to Use Simple MCUs for Low-end Embedded Systems
            ID 111C: Reasons to Use Simple MCUs for Low-end Embedded Systems40 Minutes

            This course discusses the key requirements for low-end embedded systems and explains how Renesas uses process technology, design methodologies,  and manufacturing and QA procesees to address such needs.  It discusses product positioning and highlights the key features and benefits offered by Renesas R8C and 78K low-end MCU's families for lower cost, lower power, higher quality and faster time-to-market solutions.   A view of the market trends and supplier landscape will also be presented to augment the undestanding of Renesas' value proposition and strategy.

            Released : 10/29/2010Updated : 10/29/2010
        • ID 115C: Low Pin Count V850: Small but Powerful MCU for portable application
            ID 115C: Low Pin Count V850: Small but Powerful MCU for portable application45 Minutes

            As portable applications become pervasive in our everyday lives, the demand for more powerful MCU in a small form factor increases dramatically. How much performance can a MCU in a 6x6mm deliver? Would you expect 81 DMIPS (ver2.1) from a MUC in a 6x6mm package? This session provides a comprehensive overview of a line of Low Pin Count high performance 32-bit V850 MCUs. We will discuss how high performance MCU in small packages could enable a new generation of portable applications. In additional, we will highlight many features of the 32-bit V850 MCUs that support design of these applications, including Low Voltaget Detection to monitor battery, Real Time Counter for energy efficient time tracking, EEPROM emulation to store data on embedded Flash and many others.

            Released : 10/30/2010Updated : 10/30/2010
        • ID 113C: Migration to the RX600 Made Easy
            ID 113C: Migration to the RX600 Made Easy45 Minutes

            This DevCon 2010 session uses all available support tools—application notes, RPDL, PDG, HEW, etc.—to illustrate the migration of embedded system designs currently using various older Renesas MCU architectures to enhanced, updated designs that apply the newer, more capable MCUs in the RX600 series. Examples illustrate the process of converting M16C-, H8SX-, and non-Renesas designs to projects that take advantage of the performance and features of RX600 MCUs.

            Released : 11/05/2010Updated : 11/05/2010
        • ID 130C: Increasing Application Performance and Data Throughput with SH-2A MCUs
            ID 130C: Increasing Application Performance and Data Throughput with SH-2A MCUs45 Minutes

            New SuperH MCU core and peripheral features that increase performance and throughput are highlighted in this DevCon 2010 session. The presentation also explains important SH-2A devices in this popular product line and recommends specific solutions for key embedded system applications, including Industrial Networking, Medical Diagnotsic and Telemetry, Commercial Building Security and Access Control.

            Released : 11/30/2010Updated : 11/30/2010
      • Connectivity(6)
          Course Name
        • ID 213C: Embedded Applications for the RF4CE Standard
            ID 213C: Embedded Applications for the RF4CE Standard50 Minutes

            RF4CE ("RF for Consumer Electronics") is recently developed standard that will replace infrared (IRDA) in remote controls for products such as TVs, audio systems, DVRs, etc. It specifies is a small protocol stack that runs on low-power integrated MCUs and IEEE802.15.4, 2.4GHz radios. This DevCon 2010 session discusses the design issues, advantages and benefits of RF4CE, and then covers the basics of the stack. A typical embedded system implementation based on a Renesas solution is discussed in detail.

            Released : 10/19/2010Updated : 10/19/2010
        • ID 210C: Introduction to CAN/LIN Basics
            ID 210C: Introduction to CAN/LIN Basics40 Minutes

            LIN and CAN networking technologies are excellent solutions for a wide range of industrial embedded system applications. They are well proven in the automotive field, where their speed, reliability and standardization have been continually tested under some of the most difficult environmental situations. This DevCon session provides an introduction to the CAN/LIN protocol. The presentation also describes the latest Renesas CAN MCU solutions and discusses their applications.

            Released : 10/21/2010Updated : 10/21/2010
        • ID 214C: Smart Grid and Solar Power Solutions
            ID 214C: Smart Grid and Solar Power Solutions55 Minutes

            This session covers energy generation and conservation—topics and system design issues that are very much in the forefront these days. The presentation provides an overview of motivations and technology directions in the field of smart energy, including the smart grid. It discusses the role of government and industry standards, including the challenges involved in delivering a fully interoperable smart grid. New distributed-energy solutions are examined, along with Renesas' solutions and activities in the areas of energy generation and conservation.

            Released : 11/03/2010Updated : 11/03/2010
        • ID 216C: Go Wireless with Redpine and Renesas Wi-Fi Solutions
            ID 216C: Go Wireless with Redpine and Renesas Wi-Fi Solutions55 Minutes

            This session provides comprehensive overview of Wi-Fi technology in general and emerging applications in embedded space. It will walk-through key design considerations and describe Wi-Fi solutions using Redpine modules and Renesas MCU products. Attendees will also be shown a live demonstration of Wi-Fi using RX MCU.

            Released : 11/03/2010Updated : 11/03/2010
        • ID 221C: USB for Embedded Systems Viewed from the Embedded Target Side
            ID 221C: USB for Embedded Systems Viewed from the Embedded Target Side110 Minutes

            USB has rapidly became the ubiquitous serial communication standard for computer peripherals and many other types of products, replacing RS-232. This session discusses the basics of USB technology and how it can be integrated into embedded systems. Mastering this technology can be a daunting challenge, since the USB 2.0 specification covers 650 pages, and associated standards must be considered as well. The presentation focuses on the areas that engineers must address when creating a product that uses a USB Device or Host interface. Design implications and solutions are covered to provide valuable real-world perspective.

            Released : 11/24/2010Updated : 11/24/2010
        • ID 215C: USB 3.0 Super Speed "Under the Hood"
            ID 215C: USB 3.0 Super Speed "Under the Hood"110 Minutes

            USB 3.0 is the next generation in USB technology, offering up to 10X speed improvement over the ubiquitous USB 2.0 technology. This session will describe the electrical and packet protocol levels in some detail, including an overview of test methods for assuring electrical signal integrity and capturing and analyzing data packet traffic. Attendees will receive a thorough overview of what USB 3.0 is all about as well as a the more detailed technical explanations.

            Released : 11/30/2010Updated : 11/30/2010
      • Development Tools(3)
      • Display Technology(3)
          Course Name
        • ID C10C: Flat Panel Display Basics
            ID C10C: Flat Panel Display Basics30 Minutes

            This session covers the basics of active-matrix flat panel LCD displays including an overview and breakdown of an LCD "module" as well as an overview of basic components needed to successfully integrate an LCD module into a typical end product or display sub-assembly.

            Released : 10/21/2010Updated : 10/21/2010
        • ID C22C: Flat Panel Displays Beyond the Basics
            ID C22C: Flat Panel Displays Beyond the Basics40 Minutes

            This session will focus on a more advanced treatment of the issues/challenges pertaining to designing AMLCD's into end systems .  The session will examine areas such as video interfaces, power-up sequencing , BIOS and timing related issues and how they can effect the ultimate performance of the LCD module.  We will also examine quality related topics such as defect specifications (their definitions and methods of measurement).  

            Released : 11/08/2010Updated : 11/08/2010
        • ID C20C: Flat Panel Displays
            ID C20C: Flat Panel Displays40 Minutes

            This presentation and session will review the unique 2D/3D technology being developed by NEC LCD Technologies, Ltd (NLT) and how it is possible to simultaniously utilize both 2D and 3D imaging within the same display, without the need for special glasses.  This session will also include an overview of the 3D "echosystem", helping to better clarify the other technologies needed (i.e. hardware and software) to successfully design and implement a 3D display solution.  This will include an overview and breakdown of development tools available from one of our solution partners, Net Dimension, and their MatrixEngine tools for 3D content.  We will also help to clarify the current trends in 3D for the LCD module market place and help to review some of the challenges.  Come see first hand what a 3D display can add to the user experience.

            Released : 11/12/2010Updated : 11/12/2010
      • Human-Machine Interface(10)
      • Motor Control(3)
      • Operating Systems(1)
          Course Name
        • ID 721C: Using an RTOS in SH-based Product Development: It’s easy as 1-2-3
            ID 721C: Using an RTOS in SH-based Product Development: It’s easy as 1-2-350 Minutes

            Many developers are intimidated by the prospect of using an RTOS, when in fact, an RTOS can help simplify their application development. This paper will explain just what an RTOS can do for developers and how to use it in a painless, productive manner. Examples and a live demo will be provided of development on a SH-2A platform, using Express Logic’s ThreadX RTOS with its support for a USB-based file system. The objective of this paper is to de-mystify the use of an RTOS, and to show a simple example of how an RTOS can actually simplify development. A free demo will be distributed, for use on an SH-2A board.

            Released : 11/13/2010Updated : 11/13/2010
      • Power MOSFET(2)
          Course Name
        • ID 820C: Scalable Voltage Regulator(VR)
            ID 820C: Scalable Voltage Regulator(VR)50 Minutes

            nergy conservation and concern about the environment have created a need for better solutions for managing higher-current applications such as servers. Scalable VR—the focus of this DevCon 2010 session—is a novel architecture pioneered by Renesas that leverages our strengths in MCUs and power devices. It utilizes the MCU as a timer and auxiliary manager, and makes the device function both as a timekeeper and as an I/O interface for the entire server system. Scalable VR puts a fully integrated Power SiP device, a POL-SiP, on the power side. Up to eight POL-SiPs can be connected in parallel to form a large power supply unit; moreover, they can be divided in any combination to form two separate power supply units under the same power architecture. During this session, the efficiency and flexibility of the powerful, yet compact, Scalable VR solution is demonstrated.

            Released : 11/24/2010Updated : 11/24/2010
        • ID 810C: On-line Virtual Power Laboratory “Renesas VP”
            ID 810C: On-line Virtual Power Laboratory “Renesas VP”45 Minutes

            Design engineers are far too busy to spend time chasing down suppliers for device samples, only to spend more time waiting for the samples to arrive so that they can spend even more time soldering the parts down on test boards. The Renesas Virtual Power Lab, also known simply as “Renesas VP”, is an interactive design experience for Power Management applications using our high-performance MOSFETs. The presentation in this DevCon session shows how this online tool lets engineers evaluate various solutions in a virtual real-time environment to facilitate the selection of optimum MOSFET combinations for synchronous buck-converter applications. The convenience delivered by, and time savings enabled by, this simple-to-use, yet powerful, design tool are demonstrated.

            Released : 12/01/2010Updated : 12/01/2010
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        • ID 910C: Value Added Programming Services for Board ID
            ID 910C: Value Added Programming Services for Board ID40 Minutes

            The course will present the value added programming services provided by Avnet for the Board ID product. It will include details about key management and key provisionning and other support services required to integrate PKI technology in an Embedded System.

            Released : 10/29/2010Updated : 10/29/2010
        • ID 911C: Case studies for Embedded Security
            ID 911C: Case studies for Embedded Security 40 Minutes

            Machine-to-Machine (M2M) authentication based on the Renesas Board ID product is a robust and cost-effective security solution for technology vendors and equipment manufacturers in industry sectors in which IP theft, product misuse and other criminal activities are important concerns. The presentation in this session incorporates a series of use case studies illustrate how the Board ID solution is implemented and highlighting the valuable benefits that this technology delivers.

            Released : 11/12/2010Updated : 11/12/2010
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