The Smart Configurator is a utility for combining software to meet your needs. It supports the following three functions related to the embedding of Renesas drivers in your systems: importing middleware, generating driver code, and setting pins.
Note that this product is provided in different forms according to the development environment in use. For details, refer to the "Functions / Form of Provision". For the method of using the Smart Configurator, refer to the following User Guides.
Important: If you are using the RX Smart Configurator with CS+, download and install both the RX Smart Configurator and CS+ Plug-in, since they require interlinked usage.
Importing Board Information (Note1)
You can import Board Description File (BDF) in which board information is defined. The Smart Configurator will automatically start making the settings of clock signals and pins after a BDF is imported. Based on the imported information, you can also export board information in which you have changed the settings to suit your board.
- 1. Importing board information supports RX family devices only.
RX Family: Importing Fit Modules
This function is for importing FIT (Firmware Integration Technology) modules and modifying settings such as pin assignments. You can also use it with the driver code generator.
RZ Family: Importing middleware and driver from RZ/A2M Software Package (Note1)
This function is for importing middleware and driver from RZ/A2M Software Package and modifying settings such as pin assignments.
- 1. This function supports RZ/A2M Software Package version 2.0.0 or above.
Generating Driver Code
The Smart Configurator allows you to use its GUI to generate driver code that handles the details of the settings of peripheral modules.
You can make clock settings by selecting clock sources and making connections in the block diagrams in the [Clocks configuration] window.
In the [Software component configuration] window, you can embed sample code (Note1), set peripheral functions, check for errors in settings, or modify driver channels by selecting the modules to be used.
- 1. Embedding sample code function supports RX family devices only.
The assignments of pins can be set up from a GUI, which also checks and offers solutions for cases of contention for the same pins by multiplexed functions.
Pins Configuration window (displayed per peripheral module)
Specifying a peripheral module in the Pins Configuration window displays the pin functions for use by the module and allows you to set their assignments to pins.
MCU Package window
The MCU Package window displays a symbolic view of the pins, indicating by colors which are and are not in use, and indicating pins for which multiplexed functions are in contention, and so on, so you are able to check the overall situation.
Automatic resolution of contention between pin functions
Where contention for pins is present, clicking on the pins brings up a list allowing you to automatically change the assignments of pins to resolve the contention.
Functions / Forms of Provision
|MCUs||Smart Configurator's funcitons||Smart Configurator's forms of provision|
|Importing middleware||Generating driver code||Pin settings|
|RH850||—||Stand-alone software (Note1)|
|RX||e² studio plug-in or stand-alone software (Note2)|
|RZ||RZ/A2||e² studio plug-in|
Supported | — Not Supported
- 1. This stand-alone software of smart configurator for RH850 supports CS+, IAR, GHS.
- 2. This stand-alone software of smart configurator for RX supports CS+, IAR.
Code generation support
Codes, generated by Smart Configurator, can be built by compilers in below.
|MCUs||e² studio plugin||Stand-alone software|
|Compilers from Renesas||GNU compilers||Compilers from Renesas||IAR compiler||GHS compiler|
Supported | — Not Supported
- 1. FIT modules cannot be imported with this compiler.
- 2. Only the pin-assignment function is supported.
- 3. Only the pin-assignment function and the pin setting code generation (DTS) function are supported.
Example1 - CMT Driver
Example2 - A/D Convertor
|RX||RX100||RX110, RX111, RX113, RX130|
|RX200||RX230, RX231, RX23T, RX24T, RX24U|
|RX600||RX64M, RX651, RX65N, RX66T|
|RZ||RZ/A||RZ/A1H (Note1), RZ/A1L (Note1), RZ/A1LC (Note1), RZ/A1LU (Note1), RZ/A1M (Note1)|
|RZ/G||RZ/G1C (Note2), RZ/G1E (Note2), RZ/G1H (Note2), RZ/G1M (Note2), RZ/G1N (Note2)|
- 1. Only the pin-assignment function is supported.
- 2. Only the pin-assignment function and the pin setting code generation (DTS) function are supported.
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