Renesas Electronics Singapore Showcases Renesas IoT Sandbox for Simplified Embedded Design Prototyping of Connected Devices at IoT Asia 2017

31 March 2017

Renesas Electronics Singapore, a premier supplier of advanced semiconductor solutions in South-East Asia, India and Oceania, today announced it will showcase its Renesas IoT Sandbox, at IoT Asia 2017 in booth D05, on March 29-30, 2017, in Singapore. The Renesas IoT Sandbox is a comprehensive cloud-based environment where customers and partners can prototype their Internet of Things (IoT) solutions and accelerate their innovative big ideas to market.

The Renesas IoT Sandbox enables personalized data intelligence for system developers working with the Renesas SynergyTM Platform, the Renesas RL78 Family and RX Family of microcontrollers (MCUs), and the Renesas RZ Family of microprocessors (MPUs). System developers can leverage the Renesas IoT Sandbox to quickly and easily develop end-to-end prototypes for home appliances, wearables, building automation, and other IoT products using near-real-time data to make personalized, intelligent actions.

“With Singapore setting its sights on becoming a Smart Nation, the Internet of Things is set to play a bigger role in enhancing the ability of smart applications and devices to work together. Defining an IoT solution involves complex decisions and requires many functions of the enterprise to align—from technology, production, sales, and business”, said Ronnie Ho, Director of Marketing, General Purpose Division, Renesas Electronics Singapore. “The Renesas IoT Sandbox provides an easy-to-use toolbox to turn product ideas into prototype in a single, secure environment, enabling customers to easily integrate up to the cloud and down to the embedded devices, to bring greater data intelligence to their connected applications.”

Under the umbrella theme of “Renesas – Enabler of Big Ideas for Every Space”, Renesas and Renesas partner solutions will be demonstrated at IoT Asia 2017. In addition to the Renesas IoT Sandbox, the demonstrations that will be showcased include innovative IoT solutions using the latest LoRaWAN™ network technologies. Recently, Renesas has joined the LoRa Alliance™ to accelerate its MCU solution deployments using LoRaWAN technology for a wide array of IoT systems1.

Highlights at the Renesas booth using the latest IoT and LoRaWAN technologies include:

•  PLC Smart Sockets (RFCOM Technologies Pte Ltd partner demonstration), a smart home energy monitoring system based on Renesas’ flexible PLC modem solution and RL78/I1C Group that can measure the power consumption of electrical devices while allowing users to monitor their usage from the cloud or smartphones.

•  Waste Management Solution (Nextan Pte Ltd partner demonstration), a wireless ultrasonic sensor and cloud based software data-intelligence system to monitor waste container fullness, collection routes, pickup histories and cost analysis. The solution is based on Renesas Synergy Platform.

•  Smart Parking System (Nextan Pte Ltd partner demonstration), based on the Renesas Synergy Platform - wireless parking sensors supported by intelligent cloud based software that can broadcast the availability of parking spaces in real time. The sensors make use of the latest in IoT and LoRaWAN network technologies.

About the Renesas IoT Sandbox
Powered by cloud services from Medium One, a leading Internet of Things (IoT) Data Intelligence company, the Renesas IoT Sandbox integrates Renesas embedded MCUs and software, which are used to collect and locally analyze data from a variety of sensors, control the output of peripherals such as touch screen displays and actuators, and connect to wireless radios and wired interfaces that provide the two-way communication to the Renesas IoT Sandbox where data intelligence algorithms can be executed. Bringing together all of the components needed for end-to-end IoT solutions, the Renesas IoT Sandbox puts designers and developers on a clear path from prototype to production.

MQTT over transport-level security (TLS) establishes a secure connection between the Renesas device and kit and the Renesas IoT Sandbox. Multi-connectivity support, including Bluetooth ®, LoRa ®, Ethernet, Wi-Fi, and cellular/LTE, provides flexibility for system developers to find the right fit for their applications.

Evaluation licenses for the Renesas IoT Sandbox are available now at Users interested in moving their prototypes to production can migrate seamlessly to Medium One’s production cloud through their production licenses.

1 LoRa Alliance is an open non-profit association that supports the standardization and drives the widespread adoption of LoRaWAN.

About the LoRa Alliance™
The LoRa Alliance™ is an open, non-profit association that has grown to more than 400 members since its inception in March 2015, becoming one of the largest and fastest growing alliances in the technology sector. Its members are closely collaborating and sharing their experience to promote the LoRaWAN™ protocol as the leading open global standard for secure, carrier-grade IoT LPWA connectivity.

With the technical flexibility to address multiple IoT applications, both static and mobile, and a certification program to guarantee interoperability, the LoRaWAN™ is already being deployed globally by major mobile network operators and is anticipated to widely expand in 2017.

About LoRaWAN™
The technology utilized in a LoRaWAN network is designed to connect low-cost, battery-operated sensors over long distances in harsh environments that were previously too challenging or cost prohibitive to connect. With its unique penetration capability, a LoRaWAN gateway deployed on a building or tower can connect to sensors more than 10 miles away or to water meters deployed underground or in basements. The LoRaWAN protocol offers unique and unequaled benefits in terms of bi-directionality, security, mobility and accurate localization that are not addressed by other LPWAN technologies. These benefits will enable the diverse use cases and business models that will enable deployments of large-scale LPWAN IoT networks globally.


About Renesas Electronics Singapore Pte. Ltd.
Renesas Electronics Singapore Pte. Ltd., a subsidiary of Renesas Electronics Corporation (TSE: 6723), delivers trusted embedded design innovation with complete semiconductor solutions that enable billions of connected, intelligent devices to enhance the way people work and live—securely and safely. The number one global supplier of microcontrollers, and a 4 leader in Analog & Power and SoC products, Renesas provides the expertise, quality, and comprehensive solutions for a broad range of Automotive, Industrial, Home Electronics (HE), Office Automation (OA) and Information Communication Technology (ICT) applications to help shape a limitless future.

Renesas Electronics Singapore covers the South-East Asia, India and Oceania markets with subsidiary companies, Renesas Electronics India Pvt. Ltd. and Renesas Electronics Malaysia Sdn. Bhd. Learn more at

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