The Renesas RX62N is a demonstration kit for a Renesas controller chip. The controller has a boat-load of features: 32-bits, DMA, 9 DSP instructions, Connectable SDRam Interface, 10/100Mbps Ethernet Controller, USB 2.0 with OTG possible, CAN module, AD converter, DA converter, 100MHz max operating frequency, CRC Calculator, plus many more.
The demo board has a lot of interesting features to play with: Ethernet, USB Host/OTG, CAN, LCD, microphone, speakers/audio out, Micro SD, serial port, temperature sensor, and 3-axis accelerometer
We got it as a free kit by joining their contest. Unfortunately, the free kit limit has been reached.
Application notes and sample code are available.
Read more about our impressions of the kit after the break.
Using and programming this kit is very easy. The instructions on Getting Started guide manual is awesome and it gives you a thorough guide on generating projects based on the sample codes.
As of the moment, we were able to play with the LCD, I2C Temperature Sensor, 3-axis Accelerometer, Ethernet using uIP open-source TCP/IP stack, and the speaker(buzzing sound only).
We were able to communicate our Android phones to the RX62N through a wifi router –> Lan Port –> Ethernet of RX62N.
So far, we observed that the documentation and the sample codes and Renesas Peripheral Driver Libraries are good and helpful.
If you are already a participant of the Renesas contest, you will be able to request for free Redpine Wifi Card.