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 of FIT modules, generating driver code, and setting pins.

Release Information

Details of upgrade (See Tool News)

Operating Environment

Note that this product is provided in different forms according to the development environment in use. For details, refer to the "Functions / Form of Provision". For the method of using the Smart Configurator, refer to the following User Guides.

Note: Customers using CS+ and the Smart Configurator (as a stand-alone unit) need to take care when downloading FIT modules. Refer to the FAQ below for the details.

For customers using the RX Smart Configurator as a stand-alone unit

Features

Importing Board Information

You can import Board Description File (BDF) in which board information is defined. The Smart Configurator will automatically start making the settings of clock signals and pins after a BDF is imported. Based on the imported information, you can also export board information in which you have changed the settings to suit your board.

Importing Middleware (FIT Modules)

This function is for importing FIT (Firmware Integration Technology) modules and modifying settings such as pin assignments. You can also use it with the driver code generator.

Details of FIT >>

Generating Driver Code

The Smart Configurator allows you to use its GUI to generate driver code that handles the details of the settings of peripheral modules.

Clock settings

You can make clock settings by selecting clock sources and making connections in the block diagrams in the [Clocks configuration] window.

Component settings

In the [Software component configuration] window, you can embed sample code, set peripheral functions, check for errors in settings, or modify driver channels by selecting the modules to be used.

Pin Settings

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

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 their assignments to pins.

MCU Package window

The MCU Package window displays a symbolic view of the pins, indicating by colors which are and are not in use, and indicating pins for which multiplexed functions are in contention, and so on, so you are able to check the overall situation.

Automatic resolution of contention between pin functions

Where contention for pins is present, clicking on the pins brings up a list allowing you to automatically change the assignments of pins to resolve the contention.

Functions / Forms of Provision

MCUs Funcitons Forms of provision
Importing middleware Generating driver code Pin settings
RH850 Stand-alone software
RX e² studio plug-in or stand-alone software
RZ RZ/A2 e² studio plug-in
RZ/A1 Stand-alone software
RZ/G1 Stand-alone software

 Supported | — Not Supported

Supported Compilers

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)

 Supported | — Not Supported

Note

  1. 1. FIT modules cannot be imported with this compiler.
  2. 2. Only the pin-assignment function is supported.
  3. 3. Only the pin-assignment function and the pin setting code generation (DTS) function are supported.

Videos

Introduction

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

Example1 - CMT Driver

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".

Example2 - A/D Convertor

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
RX600 RX64M, RX651, RX65N, RX66T
RX700 RX71M
RH850 RH850/F1x RH850/F1KM
RZ RZ/A RZ/A1H (Note1), RZ/A1L (Note1), RZ/A1LC (Note1), RZ/A1LU (Note1), RZ/A1M (Note1)
RZ/A2M
RZ/G RZ/G1C (Note2), RZ/G1E (Note2), RZ/G1H (Note2), RZ/G1M (Note2), RZ/G1N (Note2)

Note

  1. 1. Only the pin-assignment function is supported.
  2. 2. Only the pin-assignment function and the pin setting code generation (DTS) function are supported.

Information supporting development tools

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e-learning Information for studying and learning about microcontrollers and microprocessors.
FAQ Frequently asked questions and useful hints for development.
Forum A forum and community site to share technical information, questions and opinions with others who use Renesas MCU's.
Tool News Tool release information and other important information.
Operating Environment Information on system requirements and operating environment for the latest version of tools.
Info on Discontinued Products A list of Renesas software and tools that have been discontinued and are no longer being offered for new projects.