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 setting pins.

Topics

New release: Smart Configurator V2.1.0

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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.

Important: If you are using the RX Smart Configurator with CS+, download and install both the RX Smart Configurator and CS+ Plug-in, since they require interlinked usage.

Download the RX Smart Configurator and CS+ RX Smart Configurator Communication Plug-ins >>

Features

Importing Board Information (Note1)

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.

Note

  1. Importing board information supports RX family devices only.

Importing Middleware/Driver

RX Family: Importing 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 >>

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

This function is for importing middleware and driver from RZ/A2M Software Package and modifying settings such as pin assignments.

Details of RZ/A2M Software Package >>

Note

  1. This function supports RZ/A2M Software Package version 2.0.0 or above.

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 (Note1), set peripheral functions, check for errors in settings, or modify driver channels by selecting the modules to be used.

Note

  1. Embedding sample code function supports RX family devices only.

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 Smart Configurator's funcitons Smart Configurator's forms of provision
Importing middleware Generating driver code Pin settings
RH850 Stand-alone software (Note1)
RX e² studio plug-in or stand-alone software (Note2)
RZ RZ/A2 e² studio plug-in
RZ/A1 Stand-alone software
RZ/G1 Stand-alone software

 Supported | — Not Supported

Note

  1. This stand-alone software of smart configurator for RH850 supports CS+, IAR, GHS.
  2. This stand-alone software of smart configurator for RX supports CS+, IAR.

Code generation support

Codes, generated by Smart Configurator, can be built by compilers in 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)

 Supported | — Not Supported

Note

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

Products Supporting Component

RX Family: FIT Modules

RZ Family: Software Package

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, RX23T, RX24T, RX24U
RX600 RX64M, RX651, RX65N, RX66T
RX700 RX71M
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 RZ/G1C (Note2), RZ/G1E (Note2), RZ/G1H (Note2), RZ/G1M (Note2), RZ/G1N (Note2)

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. R7F701652 and R7F701653 are not supported.

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