The Smart Medicine Box is designed to ensure consistent medicine intake by patients. Using a dedicated smartphone app, users can setup their phones to display reminders, manage their personal medication status and much more.

This reference design features the embedded RL78/G13 MCU which communicates with an RL78/G1D BLE module via UART. The ISL9120 high efficiency buck-boost switching regulator further enhances power control efficiency.

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  • Enables users to record pill taking activities
    • Generates a notification sound and displays a bright light in certain pill boxes, so that the patient will know the specific number of boxes from which they should take out medicine
    • The system can determine if the patient has taken pills out of the box via a recording key
    • Transmits a record of pills taken back to a mobile application
    • Users can set a notification time according to a message from the mobile application
  • Includes a low battery voltage alert
  • Displays real-time data on a 4-digit 7-segment LED



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Smart Medicine Box with BLE

Ensure consistent and timely intake of medicine by patients with the Smart Medicine Box with BLE reference design featuring the Renesas RL78/G13 and RL78/G1D microcontrollers.