Design your next IoT solution using the Synergy S5D3 MCU

The S5D3 MCU Group is the latest addition to the S5 High Integration series of the Renesas Synergy Platform.

The S5D3 adds a new tier to the S5 MCU group for applications that require a high-performance Cortex M4F core at a very attractive price point, that does not require on-chip graphic acceleration or ethernet connectivity. The S5D3 is built on a highly efficient 40nm process, and fully supported by the Synergy Software Package (SSP). From a solution approach S5D3 offers a nice suitable specification which fits different IoT application requirements like Security, large embedded RAM and power consumption.

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Are you being challenged by your management to design a state-of-the-art IOT solution? 

Are you searching for the right micro-controller to be used at the right price? 

Are you looking fora memory-rich device with built-in security features that includes easy to use software and tools? 

Introducing the Renesas Synergy S5D3 micro-controller, a member of the High-Integration S5 Series of Synergy MCUs. The S5D3 MCU group offers performance up to 120 megahertz using the Arm Cortex M4 core. The S5D3 comes equipped with 512 kilobytes of on-chip flash, 256 kilobytes of RAM, and integrated security functions to meet the demands of high performance connected IOT applications.

The 5D3 contains an advanced security engine that can be used to accelerate algorithms that encrypt data and verify authenticity and identity such as RSA, ECC, AES, SHA, and others.  It also provides multiple memory protection units that enable partitioning device memory to enhance security, a true random number generator, and the ability to securely store a device identity.

The S5D3 MCU also combines excellent power consumption in active mode with multiple low-power standby modes, making it an ideal solution for cost-sensitive, low-power IOT sensor monitoring applications in areas such as building an industrial automation, USP/CAN connectivity, electricity metering, and white goods.

The high level of functional integration in the S5D3 lets users reduce the overall system component count, thereby reducing BOM cost and overall board size. The S5D3 offers a wide range of communication interfaces including a USB 2.0 compliant full-speed interface, supporting Host and Device class connections, two CAN channels, two dedicated MultiMaster I2C channels, two high-speed SPI channels, QSPI and SDHI interfaces, a Serial Sound Interface, and seven flexible SCI channels that can be configured to operate as UARTs, SPI, I2C, and more.

For safety concerns, the S5D3 offers a range of embedded peripherals that simplify safety compliant designs, including SRAM parity and ECC protection, Clock accuracy check, CRC calculation unit, Flash area protection, ADC self-test function, and an independent watchdog timer with dedicated on-chip oscillator. The eight channels of DMA on the S5D3, combined with a Data Transfer Controller, ensure high performance and maximum flexibility for data transfers. A 12-channel Capacitive Touch Sensing Unit is also included to simplify HMI design. The S5D3 also offers two independent 12-bit A-to-D converters up to a total of 19 channels. Additional analog functions include a 12-bit DAC with two channels, a high-speed analog comparator with six channels, and a Programmable Gain Amplifier or PGA with six channels. The integrated PGA and comparator makes the S5D3 a good fit for motor control applications.

The Renesas Synergy Software Package or SSP supports the S5D3 MCUs with HAL drivers, application frameworks, RTOS, and middleware components for TCP/IP networking, USB communication, file systems, and more. The entire SSP suite is fully tested, maintained, and supported by Renesas. Embedded system designers can use either of the Renesas Synergy development environments, e2 Studio or IAR Embedded Workbench, to build and customize their designs.

Renesas provides a low-cost Target Board kit, the TB-S5D3, to help you quickly start exploring the functionality offered by S5D3 MCUs and the Synergy Software Package and to help you build a proof-of-concept of your product.  You can order the S5D3 Target Board now, as well as download the S5D3 MCU data sheet, user's manual, and other documentation by visiting our website at the address shown on screen.