The Synergy Kits feature a number of components that make it easy to utilize the peripherals of the Synergy microcontrollers (MCUs) and to connect a variety of sensors, actuators, etc. so you can prototype your end-applications faster. The Target Board Kits, Starter Kits and Development Kits come with an on-board debugging and programming interface that lets you download and program the code into the MCU and debug your projects.
Selecting a Synergy Kit
The table below provides a quick comparison among the different Synergy Kits to ensure the best is picked kit for your use case.
|Type of Kit||Typical Attributes||Typical Use Cases|
|Target Board Kit||Low-cost kit with MCU and headers that allows access to all MCU pins.||Evaluating features of a specific MCU group|
|Starter Kit||Affordable kit with flagship S7G2 MCU from the Synergy Platform. The kit features a graphic LCD screen and high-speed serial connectivity.||Getting started with evaluating the full functionality of the Synergy Software Platform|
|Development Kit||Full function kits for each Synergy MCU series.||Developing your application using the Synergy Platform|
|Application Example Kit (AE)||End-application solution showcase kit, incorporating Synergy hardware and software elements.||Demonstrating a type of core technology.|
|Product Example Kit (PE)||Application specific kits that resemble an end-product.||Building an end-product.|
Recommendation for New Users
If you are new to the Synergy Platform, we highly recommend the SK-S7G2 Starter Kit. This kit has been designed to enable evaluation of most of the functionality provided in the Synergy Software Package (SSP) and it includes a color TFT LCD for experimenting with the GUI capabilities of the Synergy Platform, as well as Ethernet and USB ports and a host of other capabilities.
While your kit is on its way, be sure to download and install the Synergy Software Package and the development tools of your choice.