Renesas lighting solutions make it possible to develop lighting applications in a short period and offer functionality such as network connectivity, digital power supply and brightness or color adjustment. These systems utilize the Renesas Synergy™ Platform, a complete and qualified system solution for highly sophisticated embedded applications such as building automation (BA). It makes it possible to quickly deliver optimized solutions to meet constantly changing technology needs such as performance, power efficiency and design flexibility. The platform includes fully integrated software, unified development tools, a scalable family of microcontrollers (MCUs), and a broad ecosystem of partners.
The Renesas Synergy™ microcontroller family uses the Arm® Cortex®-M core, and is designed to be scalable across the series, allowing code to be reused. In addition, along with easy to implement connectivity features and a human machine interface, it has robust security and safety features, as well as a wide range of peripheral functions that can be adapted to a variety of embedded systems. The Synergy MCUs used for lighting systems offer interface solutions such as general-purpose I/O ports and capacitive touch sensing; connectivity solutions that include serial interfaces (SPI, QSPI, I2C, UART); and sensing solutions such as a temperature sensor, an analog data collection framework, A/D converter, D/A converter, PGA, comparator, and a digital sensor interface.
- Synergy S7 or S5 Series MCU acts as the primary controller for the hub (main controller)
- Synergy S3 or S1 Series MCU acts as the controller for the nodes
- Connectivity to the cloud via Ethernet or Wi-Fi