Renesas Electronics America Introduces the Renesas IoT Sandbox to Simplify Embedded Design Prototyping for Connected Devices

End-to-End Prototyping Environment Bridges Embedded Design to the Cloud for Prescriptive, Predictive, and Real-Time Analytics-Based Applications

SANTA CLARA, Calif.--()--Renesas Electronics America Inc., a premier supplier of advanced semiconductor solutions, today introduced the Renesas IoT Sandbox, 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.

Renesas Electronics America will demonstrate the Renesas IoT Sandbox solution at the Wearables Technology Show in booth 211, October 4-5, 2016, in Santa Clara, Calif.

“Defining an IoT solution involves complex decisions and requires many functions of the enterprise to align—from technology, production, sales, and business. Whether you are an IoT startup or an enterprise entering the IoT, being able to assemble a prototype quickly is vital to accelerate this decision-making,” said Semir Haddad, Director of Marketing, MCU and MPU Product Solutions, Renesas Electronics America. “With the Renesas IoT Sandbox, Renesas has developed a bridge that brings together the required elements in a single, secure environment, enabling customers to easily integrate up to the cloud and down to the real world through embedded devices, to bring greater data intelligence to their connected applications.”

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 processors, 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.

Users can take advantage of two-way communications in the Renesas IoT Sandbox cloud-based integrated development environment (IDE) to create personalized, actionable data for the end-user device and third-party application services. System developers can graphically control the real-time data streams generated from the Renesas devices and kits within the cloud, and use Python-based workflows to quickly extract data intelligence and add prescriptive, predictive, and real-time intelligence to the data. For example, vibration data collected from a connected refrigerator can be analyzed to determine how often the door is being opened, when the compressor turns on, and even calculate the mean time to potential compressor failure. Based on that intelligence, a maintenance alert could be triggered to the service company as a preventative measure.


Developers can sign up for a Renesas IoT Sandbox account now at Users interested in moving their prototypes to production can migrate seamlessly to Medium One’s production cloud through their production licenses. (Availability is subject to change without notice.)

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About Renesas Electronics America

Renesas Electronics America Inc., 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 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. Learn more at

(Remarks) Renesas Synergy is a trademark of Renesas Electronics Corporation. Bluetooth is a registered trademark or trademark of Bluetooth SIG, Inc. LoRa is a registered trademark of Semtech Corporation All other registered trademarks or trademarks are the property of their respective owners.


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Release Summary

Renesas Electronics America introduced the Renesas IoT Sandbox, a comprehensive cloud-based environment where customers and partners can prototype IoT solutions and accelerate innovative to market.



Voce Communications, Porter Novelli Company
Clint Gordy, 415-975-2268