The AE-CLOUD2 kit is intended to help quickly connect IoT devices and sensors to global cloud services through cellular (Note), Ethernet or Wi-Fi communications. The kit also allows the evaluation of new narrowband LPWAN (Low Power Wide Area Network) cellular radio options including the CAT-M1 and NB-IoT protocols.
The AE-CLOUD2 kit’s main processor board has a Renesas Synergy S5D9 MCU, which is built around a 120MHz Arm Cortex-M4 processor core, 2MB code Flash, up to 640KB SRAM and 64KB data flash. The MCU’s flash memory can be expanded with an external 32MB memory device through a high-speed quad-SPI interface. The kit has a variety of sensors including devices for sensing light, sound, temperature, humidity, pressure and air quality, as well as accelerometer and gyroscope measurement devices, and a geomagnetic sensor for compass navigation.
The AE-CLOUD2 kit can connect to a number of cloud platforms as well as Renesas’ own Synergy Enterprise Cloud Toolbox. A demo application enables the fast connection to major cloud services, including Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure or Google Cloud.
The kit can be used globally with support for Cat-M1, Cat-NB1 and 2G/EGPRS, as well as GPS. It also complies with global regulatory certifications for FCC, CE, RoHS, WEEE and Japan MIC. The kit includes the Synergy S5D9 MCU board, Wi-Fi and LTE-CATM1 connectivity boards, plus cellular and GPS antennas, and USB and Ethernet cables.