Renesas RX63N Development Kit
It is super quick and easy to get connected and begin interacting with your Renesas RX63N RDK remotely!
Downloads and Links
The Renesas RX63N RDK (Renesas Development Kit) is a low cost, full featured, reference design for the Renesas RX63N MCU. Support for cloud connectivity is pre-programmed into the RX63N RDK out-of-the-box as of April of 2012 (MAC addresses 00:30:55:08:23:90 and later). Kits that have downloaded a different project other than the one that came out-of-the-box can be re-flashed to include support for cloud connectivity (see “Non-Programmed RDKs” below).
Out of the box, the Cloud-Connected RDKs do the following:
- Authenticates with Exosite servers (connects to you as its owner)
- Writes a “ping” value to the cloud
- Receives control commands (control via your web dashboard)
Does my RDK already have Exosite support?
All RDKs fall into one of two categories (with respect to cloud connectivity): RDKs already configured (pre-programmed) and RDKs needing to be configured (non-programmed). Users Guide Section 2.1 (Verify the RDK has Cloud-Capable Firmware) details how to determine if your RDK is already configured or not.
If your RDK is not pre-programmed with cloud-capable firmware, Users Guide Section 3.1 (Download Binary Images to Flash) has instructions for how to download the Binary Programming Files (links above) to the board to get going.
Using and Extending
Read up on Section 1 of the Users Guide to get a general overview of how Cloud Connectivity works for the Renesas RX63N RDKs. Users Guide Section 2 describes how to use the RDK with Exosite Portals web dashboards. Additional documentation for Exosite Portals is available online. Users Guide Section 4 gives a brief overview of the APIs that can be used to write software applications to interact with your RDK and RDK’s data. Additional documentation for the API is available online.
If you aren’t able to get your RDK connected to the cloud, or have other questions, use the following resources: