Renesas introduces RE family for its energy harvesting embedded controller portfolio
Published: 31 October 2019 - Christian Lynn
Renesas has premiered its RE Family, which encompasses the company’s current and future lineup of energy harvesting embedded controllers. The RE Family is based on Renesas’ proprietary SOTB (Silicon on Thin Buried Oxide) process technology, which reduces power consumption in both the active and standby states, eliminating the need for battery replacement or recharging.
Following the mass production of the RE01 Group (formerly known as the R7F0E embedded controllers), the first of the RE Family, the new RE01 Group Evaluation Kit was launched today, which allows users working with the RE01 Group of devices to jump start system evaluations for energy harvesting applications.
“Energy harvesting eliminates the labor and costs associated with battery maintenance, and is a key solution contributing to environmental conservation,” said Hiroto Nitta, senior vice president, head of SoC business, IoT and infrastructure business unit at Renesas: “I am extremely pleased that Renesas’ technology development with SOTB has enabled these alternative energy solutions, and with the new RE01 Evaluation Kit, Renesas will be making it possible for engineers around the world to quickly start the evaluation. We hope this will accelerate the spread of IoT equipment powered by energy harvesting.”
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