The revolutionary Synergy Platform promises to change the life of embedded design engineers for the better thanks to enabling you to start development at the Application Programming Interface (API) layer and focus your creativity on the differentiation of your own application. As a result, you will reduce your time to market, lower cost of ownership and remove barriers to entry.

Getting started is now even easier with the publication of “Basics of the Renesas Synergy™ Platform”. Based on the S5D9 promotion kit, the book introduces the concept of the Synergy Platform before taking you through all the necessary steps to reach your first application implementation. Heavily indexed, it can also serve as a reference guide for those already familiar with the platform.

You are able to download the complete book from this website, as well as identify and download individual chapters that have been recently updated due to the fast pace of development of the Renesas Synergy™ Platform.

For those who prefer it, elements of the book are also available as video tutorials, accessible both on Renesas’ YouTube channel, Renesas Presents.

Download the complete book:
Basics of the Renesas Synergy™ Platform (PDF)

Basics of the Renesas Synergy™ Platform


While the complete book mainly covers the toolchain provided by Renesas, individual chapters additionally explain the usage of the IAR Embedded Workbench® for Renesas Synergy™, where relevant. Download individual chapters from the links below.

SSP Release v1.7.0 Updated 2020.04

  1. Introduction to the Renesas Synergy™ Platform (PDF)
  2. Details of the Renesas Synergy™ Software (PDF)
  3. An Introduction to the APIs of the Synergy Software (PDF)
  4. Getting the Renesas Synergy™ Platform Toolchain Up and Running (PDF)
  5. Working with the Development Environments for the Renesas Synergy™ Platform (PDF)
  6. Renesas Synergy™ Kits (PDF)
  7. Starting the Renesas Synergy™ Promotion Kit PK-S5D9 for the First Time (PDF)
  8. Hello world! – Hello Blinky! (PDF)
  9. Including a Real-Time Operating System (PDF)
  10. Sending Data Through USB Using a Queue (PDF)
  11. Event Analysis with TraceX® (PDF)
  12. Where To Go From Here (PDF)

Example Projects (Updated 2020.04)

Download the project examples from the table below.

The prerequisite files contain the project files you need to start each chapter and enable you to write your own code for the exercises contained in the chapter.

The solution files contain not only the project files to start the chapter, but also all code that will be developed during the chapter.

Chapter Prerequisite e2 studio Prerequisite IAR Solution e2 studio Solution IAR
4 (ZIP) (ZIP)
7 (ZIP) (ZIP) (ZIP) (ZIP)
8 (ZIP) (ZIP)
9 (ZIP) (ZIP)
10 (ZIP) (ZIP) (ZIP) (ZIP)
11 (ZIP) (ZIP) (ZIP) (ZIP)
Creating Your First Renesas Synergy™ Project

During this presentation you will be shown how to use the Synergy Project Generator in e2studio to create a new Synergy Project and how to build, meaning compile, your project.