A complete line of high-quality software, high spec, easy-to-use development tools, and various boards and kits are offered for the RL78 Family development environment.
This fully designed development environment helps you develop your system more effectively and efficiently; it reduces development time and cost, yet improves the quality of the system. Furthermore, Renesas offers products from our partners which also enable a development environment that best fits your needs.
RL78 Family Development Environment
Our development tools for the automatic generation of code for timers and serial interfaces will help jump-start your development.
We also offer a real-time OS and various middleware. These major items range from general-purpose middleware for flash self-programming, encryption and audio playback, to more specialized middleware such as a protocol stack to support Bluetooth® Low Energy (BLE) on the RL78/G1D microcontroller (MCU) and a communications stack to support sub-GHz communications for the RL78/G1H MCU. The middleware will help you concentrate on developing your application.
Renesas offers two types of integrated development environments, e2 studio and CS+. These development environments provide easy operation of all of the basic functions from coding through building and debugging, contributing to shortening the development time. The features for the IDEs are listed below.
Main Features — IDEs
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Smart functions, such as the Smart Manual and Smart Browser are available to assist you with various reference and similar processes, and tools, including Quick and Effective tool solutions (QE tools) to support debugging when developing solutions for motor control, BLE, USB, and other fields, provide strong support in system development.
We provide an RL78 Web Simulator to assist in the early evaluation of development free of charge. This is also suitable for estimating consumption current by battery-powered equipment in which an RL78 MCU is used.
Boards & Kits
We recommend Renesas starter kits as affordable development tool kits for evaluating the RL78 Family of MCUs, CPU boards as a quick and easy way to try out the operation of RL78 MCUs, and evaluation boards for specialized fields.