Renesas Electronics Europe and SEGGER Microcontroller offer Commercial Software Packages Free of Charge for RX MCU Designs

18 Apr 2013

Dusseldorf, April 18, 2013 – Renesas Electronics Europe, a premier provider of advanced semiconductor solutions and its Platinum Partner SEGGER Microcontroller, a market-leading provider for high quality embedded software, have teamed up to offer an innovative software support program to European customers. Customers can qualify for a free-of-charge commercial software package by SEGGER Microcontroller up to the value of 20,000 euros by using the 32-bit RX MCU microcontroller family in their designs. This innovation support program adds maximum value to the RX MCU range, providing qualifying customers with free development boards and free market-leading software.


    Renesas’ 32-bit RX microcontroller platform offers customers a broad product spectrum, with 32K-2MB on-chip Flash memory and 8-256KB on-chip SRAM in 48-177 pin packages. Maximum compatibility across the range is guaranteed by a common core, common IP and common development tools.


    With SEGGER’s software, the offering to RX customers includes one of the most reliable and proven software solutions on the market with an excellent track record on Renesas platforms. Customers can build their application software solution on the zero latency RTOS embOS, the high quality graphical solution emWin, the fail-safe embedded file system emFile, the high-performance IP stack embOS/IP and the flexible USB solutions emUSB-Device and emUSB-Host.


    “The Renesas RX is a highly optimized CPU core which boasts Renesas' industry leading flash technology. This is the perfect platform for SEGGER's proven commercial middleware solutions. The developer benefits from the RX Max program as Renesas licenses the SEGGER middleware to permit the developer to take full advantage of their RX based platform,” states Ivo Geilenbruegge, CEO of SEGGER Microcontroller.


"We are glad to be teaming up with SEGGER Microcontroller as a software alliance partner for this innovative ecosystem support program,” said Bernd Westhoff, RX Product Manager at Renesas Electronics Europe. “The software package provided by SEGGER Microcontroller is a well-accepted middleware solution in the industry with a wide range of variations and customisation possibilities. The SEGGER Microcontroller software package, combined with the widely scalable 32-bit RX MCU platform, is the ideal base for any customer application.”


    Qualifying RX customers will be able to access these commercial software packages free of charge.


    Interested customers are invited to contact their local Renesas sales office, distribution partners or the alliance partner SEGGER Microcontroller to find out how they can qualify for this innovation support programme.



SEGGER Microcontroller develops and distributes hardware and software development tools as well as software components for embedded systems. An "embedded system" is one in which a microprocessor and associated components are incorporated into a device helping to accomplish difficult and complex tasks in products such as cell phones, medical instruments, instrument clusters, measurement instruments, satellite radios, digital cameras etc.

SEGGER was founded in 1997, is privately held, and is growing steadily. Based in Hilden with distributors in all continents and a local office in Massachusetts, SEGGER offers its full product range worldwide.
SEGGER software products include: embOS (RTOS), emWin (GUI), emFile (File System), emUSB (USB host and device stack) and embOS/IP (TCP/IP stack). With the experience in programming efficiently on embedded systems, SEGGER created highly integrated, cost-effective programming and development tools, such as the Flasher (stand-alone flash programmer) and the industry leading J Link/J Trace emulator.
SEGGER’s intention is to cut software development time for embedded applications by offering affordable, high quality, flexible and easy-to-use tools and software components allowing developers to focus on their applications.

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Renesas delivers trusted embedded design innovation with complete semiconductor solutions that enable billions of connected, intelligent devices to enhance the way people work and live – securely and safely. As the number one global supplier of microcontrollers, and a leader in A&P and SoC products, Renesas provides the expertise, quality, and comprehensive solutions for a broad range of Automotive, Industrial, Home Electronics (HE), Office Automation (OA) and Information Communication Technology (ICT) applications to help shape a limitless future.

Renesas Electronics Corporation was established in 2010 and is headquartered in Japan.With over 800 hardware and software alliance partners worldwide, it has the industry’s largest local support network. Renesas Electronics’ European structure is comprised of three business units – the Automotive, the Broad-based and the Industrial Solution Business Unit.

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