Overview

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 generating code for making pin settings.

Topics

We have revised the Smart Configurator for RX. The RX23E-A group has been added as a set of supported devices.

Learn More (Tool News) >>

Guides for Beginners Learning How to Use the Smart Configurator

The guides listed below are available for customers who will be using the Smart Configurator for the first time.

Guide (PDF) Description
RX Smart Configurator User’s Guide: CS+ This guide is for those who will be using the Smart Configurator for RX with the CS+ integrated development environment. It covers everything from installation to the setting of peripheral functions and generation of code.
RX Smart Configurator User's Guide: e² studio This guide is for those who will be using the Smart Configurator for RX with the e² studio integrated development environment. It covers the setting of peripheral functions, generation of code, other operations, and functions specific to the e² studio version.
RH850 Smart Configurator User's Guide: CS+ This guide is for those who will be using the Smart Configurator for RH850 with the CS+ integrated development environment. It covers everything from installation to the setting of peripheral functions and generation of code.
RZ/A2M Smart Configurator User's Guide: e² studio This guide is for those who will be using the Smart Configurator for RZ/A2M with the e² studio integrated development environment.

Release Information

Product Name Latest Ver. Released Details of upgrade Download Important
Smart Configurator for RX V2.3.0 Nov 05, 2019 See Tool News  Download  
Smart Configurator for RH850 V1.1.0 Jul 20, 2018 See Tool News  Download Usage with CS+ also requires the CS+ plug-in.
Smart Configurator for RZ V1.7.0 Oct 21, 2019 See Tool News  Download The stand-alone version of the software only supports setting up pin assignments (see "Functions").

Important: Note that this product is provided in different forms according to the development environment you are using and the product family or group. For details, refer to "Forms of Provision".

Features

Importing Board Information

For RX-family devices, you can import Board Description Files (BDFs), which consist of definitions of board information. The Smart Configurator will automatically start making the appropriate settings for clock signals and pins after a BDF is imported. Based on the imported information, you can also export board information in which you have customized the settings to suit your own board.

Importing Middleware/Drivers

RX Family: Importing FIT Modules

Renesas offers a range of FIT (Firmware Integration Technology) modules which you can import and then modify their settings, such as pin assignments. You can also use them with code from the driver code generator.

Details of FIT >>

RZ Family: Importing middleware and drivers from the RZ/A2M Software Package (Note1)

The RZ/A2M Software Package consists of a range of middleware and drivers, which you can import and then modify settings such as pin assignments as required.

Details of the RZ/A2M Software Package >>

Note

  1. We currently support version 2.0.0 and later versions of the RZ/A2M Software Package.

Generating Driver Code

The Smart Configurator provides you with a GUI environment for generating driver code that handles the details of the settings of peripheral modules.

Clock settings

You can make clock settings by selecting a clock source and making connections in the block diagram in the [Clocks configuration] window.

Component settings

In the [Software component configuration] window, you can embed sample code (Note1) and make settings for peripheral modules. After selecting the module you wish to set up for use, you can check for errors in settings (with some types indicated on the display) or switch the channels for use by drivers of multi-channel modules.

Note

  1. Embedding of sample code is currently only supported for RX family devices.

Pin Settings

The assignments of pins can be set up through a GUI, which also checks and offers solutions for cases of contention for the same pin by multiplexed functions.

The [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 the assignment of the functions to pins.

[MCU Package] window

The [MCU Package] window displays a symbolic view of the pins, indicating by colors which pins are and are not in use, which have been assigned contending multiplexed functions, and so on. This makes it easy to check the overall situation.

Automatic resolution of contention between pin functions

In cases of contention for a pin, clicking on the pin brings up a list allowing automatic changing of the assignment of the pin to resolve the contention.

Functions

MCUs Importing middleware Generating driver code Pin settings
RH850
RX
RZ RZ/A2
RZ/A1
RZ/G1
RZ/G2

 Supported | — Not Supported

Forms of Provision

The Smart Configurator is provided as an e² studio plug-in or a stand-alone version. See the table below for details.

MCUs supported IDEs
e² studio CS+ IAR GHS
RH850 Stand-alone software  Download Stand-alone software  Download Stand-alone software  Download
RX e² studio plug-in Stand-alone software  Download Stand-alone software  Download
RZ RZ/A2 e² studio plug-in
RZ/A1 Stand-alone software  Download
RZ/G1 Stand-alone software  Download
RZ/G2 Stand-alone software  Download

— Not Supported

Code generation support

Code generated by the Smart Configurator can be included in building by the compilers indicated in the table below.

MCUs e² studio plugin Stand-alone software
Compilers from Renesas GNU compilers Compilers from Renesas IAR compiler GHS compiler
RH850
RX (Note1) (Note1)
RZ RZ/A2
RZ/A1 (Note2)
RZ/G1 (Note3)
RZ/G2 (Note3)

 Supported | — Not Supported

Note

  1. This compiler is not capable of embedding FIT modules.
  2. Only the pin-assignment function is supported.
  3. Only the pin-assignment and pin-setting code generation functions are supported. The pin-setting code generation function is for generating device setting files, such as Device Tree Specification (DTS) include files, which are usable in the Linux BSP development environment. For the specifications of DTS files, refer to https://www.devicetree.org/specifications/.

Supported Components by Device Group

RX Family: FIT Modules

RZ Family: Software Package

Videos

6:01
Smart Configurator (SC) is a GUI-based tool that can generate code for drivers and middlewares and configure pins easily. - Smart Configurator overview - Centralized resource management - Easy, Efficient, Expansion
7:10
Smart Configurator Application Example1 - CMT Driver (LED blinking) Smart Configurator (SC) is a GUI-based tool that can generate code for drivers and middlewares and configure pins easily. The objective of this video is to create a LED blinking program by using "Smart Configurator".
6:00
Smart Configurator Application Example2 - A/D Convertor (potentiometer to control LED Blinking) Smart Configurator (SC) is a GUI-based tool that can generate code for drivers and middlewares and configure pins easily. The objective of this video is to create an A/D converter program (potentiometer to control LED blinking) by using "Smart Configurator".
6:01
Smart Configurator (SC) is a GUI-based tool that can generate code for drivers and middlewares and configure pins easily. - Smart Configurator overview - Centralized resource management - Easy, Efficient, Expansion
7:10
Smart Configurator Application Example1 - CMT Driver (LED blinking) Smart Configurator (SC) is a GUI-based tool that can generate code for drivers and middlewares and configure pins easily. The objective of this video is to create a LED blinking program by using "Smart Configurator".
6:00
Smart Configurator Application Example2 - A/D Convertor (potentiometer to control LED Blinking) Smart Configurator (SC) is a GUI-based tool that can generate code for drivers and middlewares and configure pins easily. The objective of this video is to create an A/D converter program (potentiometer to control LED blinking) by using "Smart Configurator".
6:01
Smart Configurator (SC) is a GUI-based tool that can generate code for drivers and middlewares and configure pins easily. - Smart Configurator overview - Centralized resource management - Easy, Efficient, Expansion
7:10
Smart Configurator Application Example1 - CMT Driver (LED blinking) Smart Configurator (SC) is a GUI-based tool that can generate code for drivers and middlewares and configure pins easily. The objective of this video is to create a LED blinking program by using "Smart Configurator".
6:00
Smart Configurator Application Example2 - A/D Convertor (potentiometer to control LED Blinking) Smart Configurator (SC) is a GUI-based tool that can generate code for drivers and middlewares and configure pins easily. The objective of this video is to create an A/D converter program (potentiometer to control LED blinking) by using "Smart Configurator".

Target Devices

Family Series Group
RX RX100 RX110, RX111, RX113, RX130
RX200 RX230, RX231, RX23E-A, RX23T, RX24T, RX24U
RX600 RX64M, RX651, RX65N, RX66T
RX700 RX71M, RX72T, RX72M
RH850 RH850/F1x RH850/F1KM (Note3)
RZ RZ/A RZ/A1H (Note1), RZ/A1L (Note1), RZ/A1LC (Note1), RZ/A1LU (Note1), RZ/A1M (Note1)
RZ/A2M
RZ/G (Note2) RZ/G1C, RZ/G1E, RZ/G1H, RZ/G1M, RZ/G1N, RZ/G2E, RZ/G2M, RZ/G2N

Note

  1. Only the pin-assignment function is supported.
  2. Only the pin-assignment function and the pin-setting code generation (DTS) function are supported.
  3. The R7F701652 and R7F701653 are not supported.

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