Renesas/Segger pairing provides licence-free GUI development option
Segger’s emWin GUI software package becomes available for commercial use at no cost to engineers using the recently-introduced Renesas RX65N/RX651 microcontrollers (MCUs). Engineers who develop a human-machine interface (HMI), or any commercial system based on an RX65N/RX651 device will receive a free licence to use the emWin library version, including its full suite of tools.
The emWin embedded GUI software is compatible with single-task and multitask environments using a proprietary operating system, or with any commercial RTOS such as Segger´s embOS. Designed for ultra-low power consumption, embOS can be used in any battery-powered application; emWin can be found in multiple market segments, including industrial, medical, consumer, smart home, white goods, and automotive.
The RX65N/RX651 MCUs combine an enhanced RX CPU core architecture and 120 MHz operation to achieve processing performance of 4.55 CoreMark/MHz. The MCUs include an integrated Trusted Secure IP, enhanced, trusted flash functionality, and an HMI for industrial and network control systems operating at the edge of the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT). The RX65N/RX651 MCUs also include an embedded TFT controller and integrated 2D graphic accelerator with advanced features for TFT displays designed into IIoT edge devices or system control applications. Selecting a display size up to WQVGA allows its large 640 kB of on-chip RAM to be used as display frame buffer, which saves external RAM to ensure a cost-optimized design.
“Renesas’ cutting-edge RX65N/RX651 MCUs are now complemented by the market-leading GUI emWin that will make software engineers even more efficient creating any kind of HMI for their applications,” said Harald Schober, Director Marketing and Sales at Segger. “The RX65N/RX651 devices integrate a powerful graphic accelerator and floating-point unit, enabling a rich and visually pleasing graphic experience. Of course, these features are fully supported by emWin, which makes our GUI and the RX65N/RX651 MCUs a perfect match.”
More details at; emWin graphics for Renesas RX651/RX65N MCUs.